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Disrupting gender-power dynamics through community networks
Disrupting gender-power dynamics through community networks 23 December 2017 Angela M. Kuga Thas, EMPOWER

As an organisation that has worked with the Orang Asli indigenous women in peninsular Malaysia since 2013, one of the biggest challenges we have faced as EMPOWER is how best to integrate the work on the right to information and access to ICTs with the most pressing of issues: native land rights.

Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER
Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER 01 December 2016 APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation

APC along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia through the raiding of the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the confiscation of important documents.  

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.

Status of Freedom of Expression Online: Malaysia
Status of Freedom of Expression Online: Malaysia 28 October 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER Malaysia)

This report assesses the state of specific internet-related rights in Malaysia, including freedom of expression, by applying the APC-La Rue Framework.

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.

Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders"
Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders" 06 May 2015 Janarthani Arumugam

On April 28, the police arrested Executive Director of EMPOWER Maria Chin Abdullah. Member of the BERSIH 2.0 Mandeep Singh was also brought in for questioning. Both were released on police bail after about an hour. They, along with Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tsin, are the latest targets of a wave of police investigations and arrests following Anwar Ibrahim’s incarceration and the Kita Lawan rallie...

EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process
EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process 10 April 2015 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged and disappointed by the manner in which amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act were rushed through Parliament. Major pieces of legislation with far-reaching consequences should go through extensive consultation with all political parties, a broad spectrum of civil society organisations, and the general ...