Freedom of expression

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 on the Information Society.

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.

Giving voice to the Voiceless!!
Giving voice to the Voiceless!! 16 November 2006 APC

Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India….

Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo 14 November 2006 APC

Delegates to the Amarc9 conference in Amman, Jordan supported the condemnation of the broadcast suspensions in the DRC. Over 150 delegates signed the petition.

Statement from AMARC 9 conference
Statement from AMARC 9 conference 13 November 2006 APC

This statemen was issued at the end of the Middle East and North Africa regional day during the Amarc9 conference held in Amman – 11 November 2006.

Blatant censorship is one thing. But who controls the controllers?
Blatant censorship is one thing. But who controls the controllers? 31 October 2006 APCNews

Blatant censorship is one thing, and can be fought. But who controls the controllers? What about the more subtle forms of control and blockages, that often can work in the more brutal ways of the unseen hand? APC member-organisation RITS’s Carlos Afonso, made this point articulatedly at the Internet Governance Forum in Athens. Afonso underlined that it was difficult to deal internet-relat...

Coup d'Etat in Thailand
Coup d'Etat in Thailand 21 September 2006 APC

Television and radio broadcasts were suspended yesterday, and back in full-swing again. Meanwhile, bloggers have quickly responded by setting up community sites to let the news out.

Who gets to speak? 50 million blogs and 6 billion people
Who gets to speak? 50 million blogs and 6 billion people 14 September 2006 APC

On the first day of the Digital Citizen’s Indaba in Grahamstown, South Africa, Ethan Zukerman asked: “50 million people blog out of a global population of 6 billion people – not exactly representative is it?”

Culture or Theft? The Road to Rio
Culture or Theft? The Road to Rio 11 August 2006 APC

Getting to the 2006 iSummit took Andrew Garton to Santiago where he spent two days musing over digital rights management amidst trips to the Brazilian Consulate, Internet cafe’s and "real" coffee shops.

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