Freedom of expression

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 in rapid arrests of communication rights advocates & independent media journalists, opposition ...

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. This seemed weird, given what is happening in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, a few minutes away from fa...

Yahoo settles its China lawsuit
Yahoo settles its China lawsuit 13 November 2007 APC

Yahoo has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of several Chinese dissidents, according to papers filed in a California court.

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 ...

Free Culture House
Free Culture House 06 November 2007 APC

iCommons announces a new project called the ‘Free Culture House’ project, recognising the growing importance of physical spaces in building the kinds of communities that will spread the global commons. The creative and information commons is by its nature a virtual and intangible thing, and having a physical space where people can learn from and talk to one another, becomes more and more im...

The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007
The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007 30 October 2007 APC

Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the internet? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.? Share your thoughts! APC WNSP inv...

Panel considers internet access and freedom of expression
Panel considers internet access and freedom of expression 09 October 2007 APC

Graciela Selaimen of APC member organization RITS (Information Network for the Third Sector) was one of three panellists invited to speak about internet rights during the session Know your rights: Article 19 in cyberspace, on 7 October 2007, the first day of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) conference.

Nothing succeeds like success!
Nothing succeeds like success! 08 October 2007 APC

…So not only, Musharraf was exploiting public money but the money received purely for development purposes. Since Musharraf is "darling of the west", so am sure that nobody will question him or his Government on this outrageous expenditure and all the audits and reports will be cleared with no problems.

Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet
Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet 08 October 2007 APC

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).

Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee
Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee 24 September 2007 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has been continuing advocacy with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh.

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