Freedom of expression

Films, Desire & Digital Spaces
Films, Desire & Digital Spaces 24 March 2007 APC

It seems almost unreal to engage in conversations about desire at a 15th Century fort in India, but that’s exactly what Cheekay Cinco and I did from 7 – 10 March. APC WNSP organised a panel and workshop at Films of Desire, an event that brought together activists, human rights advocates, film makers and academics to engage in dialogue around the socio-political dimensions of representation. The focus of the event was around sexualities, and how their mis/non/positive representatio...

Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day
Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day 19 March 2007 APC

Posted on behalf of Isabella Matambanadzo, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. As the commemorations for International Women’s Day draw nearer, I am inspired to write to you all about the legacy Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinjeh have made to our movement. I realise that in their immediate roles they are largely seen as representatives of opposition politics, but that is not where they have always been located, and it is certainly not what I wish to focus on through this email.

Violence in Zimbabwe
Violence in Zimbabwe 17 March 2007 APC

The situation in Zimbabwe has become very oppressive – not universally, but in isolated areas – an indication perhaps of the opposition re-engaging in the high density areas for the impending presidential (and possibly parliamentary) elections next year. This time round though, it would appear that some of the opposition activists have decided to use violence themselves. Although ...

Zimbabweans fight while SADC Watches in Silence: A Call to Action
Zimbabweans fight while SADC Watches in Silence: A Call to Action 14 March 2007 APC

The following statement will be run in a least one major newspaper in every country in the SADC region and in at least 2 South African papers. To add your support to this statement (either as an individual or as an organisation) mail your support to Roshnee Narrandes (roshneen@osisa.org) Deadline: 14 March 2007 at 16h00.

Crisis in Zimbabwe - state abuse worsens
Crisis in Zimbabwe - state abuse worsens 14 March 2007 APC

The crisis in Zimbabwe worsens as the state attacked its citizens on Sunday 11 March 2007 which resulted in the death of Gift Tandare. To follow events as they unfold, visit our index page on Strikes and Protests in Zimbabwe in 2007.

Reporter releases
Reporter releases 24 February 2007 APC

Reporters released after five-hour detention

Feb 22,2007 in Rangoon Burma
Feb 22,2007 in Rangoon Burma 23 February 2007 APC

Japan New Agency reorter

Freedom of expression under siege in Tunisia
Freedom of expression under siege in Tunisia 24 January 2007 APC

Repression of human rights in Tunisia, especially the freedom of expression, remains rampant, says a joint statement signed by several international communication organisations. It is the first time that this coalition of human rights organisations writes to incoming UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and expresses its concerns, a bit more than one year after Tunisia has hosted the World Summit o...

Indian media freedom campaigners welcome new community radio policy
Indian media freedom campaigners welcome new community radio policy 11 December 2006 FN for APCNews

Eleven years after the Indian Supreme Court directed New Delhi to "open up the airwaves", campaigners who battled long for this to happen gave a sigh of relief when India finally opened up its broadcasts to community radio in mid November 2006.

Solidarity with the right to expression of all Fiji Islanders
Solidarity with the right to expression of all Fiji Islanders 10 December 2006 Suman Basset

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, section Asia Pacific, condemns the military takeover in the Fiji islands. Particularly, the APC partner organisation expresses its solidarity and support for "femLINKPACIFIC: Media Initiatives for Women", one of its members in the Fiji islands. Read the entire press release.

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