Freedom of expression

Remembering Kelesau Naan
Remembering Kelesau Naan 19 October 2010 Andrew Garton

Three years ago, a Penan headman disappeared. In memory of Kelesau Naan grab our video and embed it onto your blog or website.

Could you be a cyber-terrorist? Avoid becoming “collateral damage”
Could you be a cyber-terrorist? Avoid becoming “collateral damage” 11 October 2010 Pangea

Daniel is a photographer who lives in Europe. He works for a magazine and has recently travelled to Pakistan and the United States to illustrate an article about the architecture of mosques. When he gets home he is arrested – because his internet profile matches that of a cyber terrorist. How could it happen? And could it happen to you?

CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate
CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate 28 August 2010 Mera Szendro Bok

CommunicationisYourRight.org Encourages People to Speak Up and Create Media About their Human Right to Communicate. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2010 Contact: Mera Szendro Bok, email: myvoicearticle19@gmail.com

Three “Cyber Evils” in South Korea
Three “Cyber Evils” in South Korea 09 August 2010 LC

Since South Korea’s conservative president was sworn in in 2008, administrative control on internet content has been getting progressively tighter in South Korea, a country with the second most connected population on Earth. Progressive groups criticise the government’s “three cyber evils”: the cyber insult law, the internet “real name” system and deep packet inspection to m...

Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities
Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities 02 August 2010 Kah

At the United States Social Forum on June 24 fifty politically progressive technologists came together for the first US Progressive Techie Congress. The Congress emerged with a statement applauded by other socially-responsible networks like the APC as “a great set of principles”.

Anonymous source denounces “Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan”
Anonymous source denounces “Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan” 23 July 2010 Kah

In a strongly worded blog post on APC.org, an anonymous blogger from Pakistan has named and shamed political actors and the courts as responsible for the recent “Facebook ban” which blocked over 10,000 websites in Pakistan. “We knew that it’s not blasphemous content which is depriving citizens from using the internet. We wanted to dig deeper to uncover the political motives of polit...

New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest
New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest 22 July 2010 Ken Lohento

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan
The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan 21 July 2010 Blogger from Pakistani

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

Confidential Pakistani document reveals plans for stricter control of the internet and freedom of expression
Confidential Pakistani document reveals plans for stricter control of the internet and freedom of expression 23 June 2010 Bytes for All

Since May 20, Pakistan has experienced a wave of strict internet content control with thousands of web pages blocked following a Facebook campaign inviting users to “Draw Muhammad”. The Facebook campaign pushed Pakistani authorities to actively engage in blocking and filtering internet content, leaving Pakistani citizens powerless against the online blanket ban. Further plans by the govern...

Hyper-connected South Koreans face shrinking internet freedom, says UN
Hyper-connected South Koreans face shrinking internet freedom, says UN 28 May 2010 TP

The Republic of Korea has one of the highest percentages of broadband internet connectivity in the world, yet it trails miserably behind on internet freedoms, said a UN Special Rapporteur on a recent visit to the country. APC member Jinbonet reports that “Freedom of expression on the internet in South Korea is facing a serious crisis.” Koreans who criticise the government have to be pre...

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