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APC member EngageMedia on why internet freedom is a basic human right
APC member EngageMedia on why internet freedom is a basic human right 11 December 2018 EngageMedia

As part of the conversation around Human Rights Day, we are republishing this piece on internet rights in India, by our member Engage Media. You can also read it on their website. On December 10, we celebrate the International Human Rights Day to commemorate the historic adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on the same day in 1948 in Paris, France. Today, we will focus on internet rights as a basic human right. For mi...

APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region
APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region 16 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) took place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. APC participated in this event to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.  According to APC's Asia Policy Coordinator Gayatri Khandhadai, “The fact that this edition took place in the ...

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu 10 August 2018 APCNews

The latest edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) will take place on 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet. The Forum will serve as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level and to adva...

FMA is hiring: Project Coordinator
FMA is hiring: Project Coordinator 04 June 2018 Foundation for Media Alternatives

We are currently looking to hire a Project Coordinator to manage a one-year project starting July 2018. Preference shall be given to individuals familiar with information communication and technology (ICT) issues, human rights, and policy work, as well as candidates with a strong background in project management and monitoring and evaluation. Scope of work • Work directly under the Executive ...

 Launch and panel discussion “Unshackling Expression”: A discussion on decriminalising expression online in Asia
Launch and panel discussion “Unshackling Expression”: A discussion on decriminalising expression online in Asia 21 April 2018 APC

Regulations pertaining to online spaces have taken many forms. Information and communication technology (ICT) laws throughout Asia have provisions that seek to censor and criminalise speech online. These regulations pose a significant challenge to people’s freedom of expression and their ability to participate in democratic processes such as elections. Media and journalists along with human r...

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia 19 December 2017

Freedom of expression and opinion online is increasingly criminalised with the aid of penal and internet-specific legislation. With this report, we hope to bring to light the problematic trends in the use of laws against freedom of expression in online spaces in Asia. In this special edition of GISWatch, APC brings together analysis on the criminalisation of online expression from six Asian st...

Promotion of the right to freedom of expression in Asia: Regional consultation
Promotion of the right to freedom of expression in Asia: Regional consultation 28 September 2017

Freedom of assembly, association, expression and religion are interconnected rights that people are increasingly using the internet to exercise. Within this context, backlash has come in the form of restrictions placed on these fundamental freedoms by States and outright attacks by non state actors. In Asia, evidence of these trends is seen through examples such as the introduction of new legis...

Joint written statement submitted by APC to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council: Criminalisation of online expression in Asia
Joint written statement submitted by APC to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council: Criminalisation of online expression in Asia 15 May 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and organisations supporting this joint statement welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, to be presented at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). We also welcome the Special Rapporteur’s timely attention paid to network shu...

APC condemns murder of Maldivian blogger and human rights activist Yameen Rasheed
APC condemns murder of Maldivian blogger and human rights activist Yameen Rasheed 25 April 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the murder of Yameen Rasheed, a prominent journalist, blogger, social media commentator and human rights defender in the Maldives. APC considers this killing as an outrageous and unconscionable attack on freedom of expression.  Rasheed was a known critic of the government of the Maldives and its role in corrup...

New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology
New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology 01 March 2017 GenderIT.org

This edition on gender, labour and technology examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race and ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe, and the disturbing strands of gendered labour of volunteering and managin...

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