censorship

EMPOWER Malaysia: "The best way to counter alleged misinformation is more information"
EMPOWER Malaysia: "The best way to counter alleged misinformation is more information" 29 February 2016 APC

This was the message sent by Malaysian human rights group EMPOWER, in reaction to the latest internet censorship developments in the country.

EMPOWER Malaysia: "Stop censoring information"
EMPOWER Malaysia: "Stop censoring information" 26 February 2016 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged at the blocking of The Malaysian Insider by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). We are alarmed that this is only the latest manifestation of an ongoing and worsening trend of internet censorship in Malaysia.

Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban
Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban 25 January 2016

Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC demand clarity from the government of Pakistan and Google regarding the terms agreed on.

Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban in Pakistan
Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban in Pakistan 25 January 2016 Bytes for All Pakistan and APC

A recent statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) claimed that Google has “promised” to remove any material deemed offensive by the PTA from YouTube.

Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained
Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained 02 October 2015

The delay in the release of both Ms. Salwa Mihriz and Ms. Nahed Sherif is quite atrocious, especially that Ms. Mihriz’s release is halted by the fact that her name is not written correctly in the pardon decision. As for Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, it is feared that her exclusion from the concerned pardon is a result of her being targeted for her well-known and prominent human rights activism...

Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression
Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression 19 August 2015 APC

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists
APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists 04 August 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister.

APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board
APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board 25 May 2015

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression. APC joins the many South African civil society and broader communications sector voices that are expressing their concern about the proposed regulations.

Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul
Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul 16 September 2014 ET

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.

Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 20 August 2014 Mallory Knodel

On the eve of the IGF in Istanbul, 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation host a dynamic, peer-learning event on censorship and circumvention, problems and solutions for internet rights.    

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