Statements and submissions

Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding
Pushing and prodding, goading and hand-holding 04 September 2015

Reflection from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) at the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society.

APC's Recommendations to the WSIS on Internet Governance (2005)
APC's Recommendations to the WSIS on Internet Governance (2005) 04 September 2015 APC

APC has participated extensively in the internet governance process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the WSIS civil society internet governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005.

Malaysian government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests
Malaysian government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests 28 August 2015 Access, Article 19, APC, HRW

Prime Minister Najib Razak Government of Malaysia 28 August 2015 Dear Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, We, the undersigned freedom of expression and human rights organisations, are seriously concerned about the recent developments restricting the right to freedom of expression and the right to protest in Malaysia. Specifically, we call attention to: ...

Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online
Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online 18 August 2015 APC and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) denounce proposed reforms that would require online news portals in Malaysia to be registered. The proposed changes announced on 6 August by the newly appointed Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak would empower the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia C...

The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings
The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings 18 August 2015 APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression. This tragic loss of life is the latest in a string of attacks on Bangladeshi bl...

APC's Input for the WSIS+10 non-paper
APC's Input for the WSIS+10 non-paper 07 August 2015 APC

Much progress been made on the vision of the people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society in the ten years since the WSIS. However, many challenges lie ahead, from adopting a sustainable development approach to advancing gender equality.