Freedom of expression

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course
EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course 13 September 2007 APC

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association.

Against the grain
Against the grain 10 September 2007 APC

I neared the press scrum. Really looked like some big wig was being interviewed. A South African minister? A popular news anchor, a role model for the many media students here at the Highway Africa conference? In the middle of the crowd, gathered on September 10, the first day of the biggest African conference on media and journalism, was Geoff Nyarota. Anyone know him?

Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria
Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria 13 August 2007 APC

In this article I speak to Milena Bokova, BlueLink Information Network executive director, who talks about the intimidation against her colleague, blogger Michel Bozgounov, the threats to the freedom of online expression in her country, and the Bluelink Freenet Campaign.

Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria
Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria 13 August 2007 APC

The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status of the National Park Strandzha, has evoked a strong reaction from the Bulgarian blogsphere and also from the country’s vibrant environmental movement.

Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria
Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria 01 August 2007 APC blog

The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the recent wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks. While the issue is hot in Bulgaria and broadly covered by the Bulgarian press, APC’s member in Bulgaria (BlueLink) believes this deserves to go global.

Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world
Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world 28 May 2007 APC

What does identity have to do with security? How can we guarantee secure electronic user identification without compromising privacy? Why do airport officials need to know about your DNA when they are actually looking to see if you carry a bomb? The seventeenth edition of the Computer, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference held in Montréal, Canada, from May 1 to 4 2007, brought together many ex...

Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat
Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat 22 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Amendments to Bulgaria’s Access to Public Information Act were passed by the National Assembly at the first reading. Many of the proposed changes breach established international standards on the right to information and appear specifically designed to hinder access to public records.

Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007
Rococo BarCamp, Montreal 18-19-20 May 2007 17 April 2007 APC

Rococo BarCamp will gathers collaboratives practiciens, geeks, researchers, artists, and community workers around this theme: AccidentalLinking: "Common ground, shared solutions" We invite you to our unconference, to share insights, wisdom and knowledge, and learn from others about collaboration, creativity and self-management.

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 representa...

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 b...

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