European Union, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

The European Commission, through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), provides assistance to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Work supported:

  • Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia (2018-2021)

  • Networking for freedom online and offline: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan (2014-2017)

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/finance/eidhr_en.htm_en

Trends in religion-based hate speech
Trends in religion-based hate speech 26 September 2017 Bijo P. Abraham

This research paper highlights the trends in religion-based hate speech in relation with the right to free speech in the online space in India.

Shrinking spaces: Status of freedom of association and assembly in India
Shrinking spaces: Status of freedom of association and assembly in India 12 September 2017 Ritu Srivastava

This report explores and analyses India’s positions on various freedoms and  governance mechanisms to understand how they affect the rights to freedom of association and assembly online.

Briefing paper: Desecrating expression
Briefing paper: Desecrating expression 26 March 2017 Peter Jacob

This briefing paper is based on extensive conversation that began in a regional civil society consultation on opinion, expression and religious freedoms in Jakarta in 2015.

Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 23 October 2016

APC has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet. The project's objectives include research and documentation, capacity building and support for networking and advocacy.

Freedom of assembly and association online in Malaysia: Overview and case studies
Freedom of assembly and association online in Malaysia: Overview and case studies 01 September 2016 Tan Jun-E

This report provides an overview of the policy context and practice of freedom of assembly and association online in Malaysia, and five case studies which delve into Malaysian campaigns in this field.

APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 November 2015 APC

Since we launched the Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC IMPACT) project, APC has been working with members and partners in India, Malaysia and Pakistan to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has already produced three papers.

Global Information Society Watch
Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

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