Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet.

Our partners
APC-IMPACT is a joint initiative between Digital Empowerment Foundation (India), EMPOWER (Malaysia), and Bytes for All, Pakistan (Pakistan).

Who will we work with?
Human rights defenders, national organisations, policy makers, regulators, internet service providers, lawyers, members of the judiciary and regional and global rights mechanisms.

Our objectives

Research, document and monitor

  • Provide national actors with knowledge, tools and networks so that violations can be monitored, reported and addressed.
  • Publish country reports on the state of freedom of expression and freedom of association online.
  • Publish thematic papers on internet rights-related topics of particular relevance in the region, like hate speech, counter terrorism and cybersecurity.
  • Create an online platform for monitoring and documenting internet rights violations in APC-IMPACT countries.

Build capacity

Support networking and advocacy

  • Participate in country consultations on the Universal Periodic Review process, a mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council aimed at improving human rights on the ground.
  • Support and amplify country campaigns to improve freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, and the right to information online.
  • Engage in regional and international forums to advance recognition and understanding of internet rights.

Strengthen institutions

  • Engage with UN Special Rapporteurs around the state of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.
  • Organise a regional workshop with national human rights institutions, human rights defenders and civil society organisations in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.

Project partners:
Digital Empowerment Foundation
Bytes for All, Pakistan

This project is supported by the European Union under the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

What's new

IRHR & UPR Advocacy Workshop For Human Rights Organisations - 1 year 18 weeks ago
Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App Global Voices Advox - 1 year 19 weeks ago
The Imperiled Bloggers of Bangladesh NYTImes - 1 year 19 weeks ago
#InternetKita: human rights online, one tweet at a time EMPOWER Malaysia - 1 year 22 weeks ago
UN expert urges Pakistan to ensure protection of freedom of expression in draft Cybercrime Bill Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye - 1 year 22 weeks ago

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