Asia, as one of the world leaders in mobile internet usage with thousands of new technological adopters emerging every day, will be directly affected in the absence of internet rights.
The latest Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum took place 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 the forum to advance internet governance development in the region.
APC will attend the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2018 in Vanuatu. The Forum serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level and to advance internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.
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.
APC, in collaboration with the Internet Policy Observatory, University of Pennsylvania, has commissioned a report that examines criminalisation of online expression in six Asian states. We welcome all to an informative discussion on the findings of the report, to be held in Kuala Lampur.
In this special edition of GISWatch, APC brings together analysis on the criminalisation of online expression from six Asian states: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand.
The Forum for Human Rights and Development, the Association for Progressive Communications, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Global Partners Digital are organising a regional consultation in Bangkok on the State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia.
APC and the 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).
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.