Freedom of expression

GREAT WALL 2.0: How China leads the World in web censorship
GREAT WALL 2.0: How China leads the World in web censorship 05 May 2008 Hilmar Schmundt and Wieland Wagner

*Just in the time for the Olympics, the Chinese government has proved itself to be a pioneer as well as a top exporter in cutting-edge online censorship methods.

Bytesforall Bangladesh
Bytesforall Bangladesh 06 March 2008

Bytesforall is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organises debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytesforall has more than 2,000 subscribers and 10 admin members who run the network. Bytesforall does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects through its members' personal capacity, contributing their own time and resources to sustain the network.

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE)
Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) 06 March 2008

VOICE is a rights-based, activist organisation working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the "mainstream development discourse" through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unj...

Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET)
Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) 06 March 2008

Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) is a Tokyo-based network that aims to empower citizen’s activities through the internet for peace, social and environmental justice and human dignity. JCA-NET provides networking tools for NGOs and social movements, working closely with AsiaLink, an Asia-wide NGO information and email network.

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 in South Korea. "Jinbo" means "progressive" in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil society activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, email, blogs and mailing lists to civil society organisations, trade unions, individuals and progressive projects. Jinb...

EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef)
Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef) 23 January 2008

Nupef (Center of Research, Studies and Learning) is a private, autonomous, non-profit organisation founded in 2009, whose mission is to generate the conditions for the exercise of digital citizenship, working in the defence of democracy, access to knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and cultural diversity, among other fundamental rights. Presently, Nupef’s works is organised a...

APC@GK3: Update on current civil & political rights situation in Malaysia
APC@GK3: Update on current civil & political rights situation in Malaysia 12 December 2007 APC

As you might be aware of, GK3 is happening smack bang in the middle of a strange moment in Malaysia. We are anticipating our next elections sometime very soon. A Coalition on Free & Fair Elections (BERSIH – meaning ‘clean’ in Malay) was formed, and organised a peaceful demonstration on this issue. This demonstration sort of catalysed a series of events which is resulting...

APC@GK3: Opening session: let’s engage in ICT4D. But what about human rights?
APC@GK3: Opening session: let’s engage in ICT4D. But what about human rights? 11 December 2007 APC

The third Global Knowledge Conference, or GK3, has officially started today. The words “emerging people, emerging markets and emerging technologies”, the three main topics that structure this conference, were repeated many times by the speakers (which included the deputy prime minister of Malaysia). The words “human rights” or “freedom”, however, weren not mentioned not even once. T...

To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum
To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum 13 November 2007 APC

Today I sat in a workshop in Rio de Janeiro. A workshop in Rio de Janeiro? A capoeira, volleyball or football workshop, you must be thinking. Even though I’m just 25 metres away from a beautiful beach, imagine, I sat in a room in a hotel, full of people with laptops… on their laps. Such is life in the second Internet Governance Forum. And let me tell you that it’s worth it. One of the 97 ...

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