Freedom of expression

UNESCO launches new publication on freedom of expression online
UNESCO launches new publication on freedom of expression online 27 May 2011 grady

The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.

APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International
APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International 26 May 2011 LC

On May 13 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and should be banned in the country. Curious to understand more about this ruling, Clea Caulcutt of Radio France International’s Web Watch programme speaks to Grady Johnson of APC’s Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign to get a better understanding of what is at stake. Listen to the interview

eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators
eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators 26 May 2011 grady

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground
UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground 25 May 2011 grady

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva. The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council
Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council 25 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

Human Rights Council: Take action!
Human Rights Council: Take action! 23 May 2011

On Friday 3 June 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue, will present his annual report to the Human Rights Council. This year the report will focus on the internet. Learn how you can support your country’s involvement in the defense of hunan rights on the internet.

New report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue
New report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue 20 May 2011 AL

This report, which focuses on FoE on the internet, will also be presented at APC’s side event to the Human Rights Council, on June 3. Summary: This report explores key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet.

Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council
Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council 19 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video
APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video 19 May 2011 APC

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

Anti-Facebook lawyer in violation of Pakistan's irony laws
Anti-Facebook lawyer in violation of Pakistan's irony laws 19 May 2011 grady

Muhammad Azhar Siddique, the lawyer behind the most recent push to ban social networking sites in Pakistan, told reporters that he spends up to 14 hours a day logged onto Facebook.

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