censorship

NGOs urge Google to abandon Dragonfly, a project for censorship and surveillance in China
NGOs urge Google to abandon Dragonfly, a project for censorship and surveillance in China 13 December 2018 APCNews

The project, code-named Dragonfly, is reportedly in development and would be designed to meet the censorship requirements of the Chinese government.

Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights
Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights 11 December 2018 Various

We are writing to ask you to ensure that Google drops Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China, and to re-affirm the company’s 2010 commitment that it won’t provide censored search services in the country.

Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power: An analysis of PECA’s implementation
Bottlenecks, incompetence and abuse of power: An analysis of PECA’s implementation 07 November 2018 Salwa Rana

This study presents a brief overview of the implementation of Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crime Act. 

The battle for sex worker's rights online: Proposed SESTA-FOSTA law in USA
The battle for sex worker's rights online: Proposed SESTA-FOSTA law in USA 01 November 2018 Azia Keever for GenderIT.org

An unexpected duo, tech bros and sex workers, banded together in the United States in opposition to two bills meant to curb online sex trafficking.

HRC 39: Oral Statement on Cybercrime Law and Media Regulation Law in Egypt
HRC 39: Oral Statement on Cybercrime Law and Media Regulation Law in Egypt 18 September 2018 Access Now, APC

The Cybercrime Law and the Media Regulation Law in Egypt represent an attempt to impose full control over the flow of information online, in what seems to be an effort to close the space for public debate and prevent the exercise of the fundamental right to freedom of expression.  

Statement opposing Egypt’s legalisation of website blocking and communications surveillance
Statement opposing Egypt’s legalisation of website blocking and communications surveillance 06 September 2018 Various

The Cybercrime Law and Media Regulation Law are only the latest steps in the Egyptian government’s attempts to impose full control over the flow of information online. These actions must be opposed in order to defend Egyptians’ human rights.

Zimbabwe: 2018 General elections website blocked
Zimbabwe: 2018 General elections website blocked 14 August 2018 Koliwe Majama

This is probably the first time that OONI Probe captures evidence of internet censorship in Zimbabwe.

Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced
Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced 18 July 2018 Annam Lodhi

This publication is a gendered version of MMfD's earlier publication Surrendering to Silence. It focuses on the experience of the women respondents of a survey designed to map the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists in Pakistan.

Media Matters for Democracy: Letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation
Media Matters for Democracy: Letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation 05 July 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy, our member in Pakistan, has published a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation and ensure implementation of the Code of Conduct for political parties in online spaces.

Self-censorship in Pakistani media
Self-censorship in Pakistani media 09 May 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

As many as 88% of Pakistani journalists said they self-censor in their professional work and are most likely to hold back information related to religious and security matters in their reporting and personal conversations, according to new research by APC member organisation Media Matters for Democracy. 

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