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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 corruption and human rights violations. He had received numerous death threats as a result of his writing,...

10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism
10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism 25 April 2017 Samukelisiwe Mabaso

Twitter provides people with a platform to share their opinions, to interact with like-minded people (not always), and to communicate in real-time and on a global scale. Although Twitter has its downsides (trolls, for example), in this article I’m going to focus on the positives and identify 10 ways I believe feminist activists can make the most out of Twitter to achieve their goals. Read the full article in GenderIT.org.

APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 November 2015 APC

Since we launched India, Malaysia, Pakistan – Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC-IMPACT) project, APC has been working with local members and partners to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has produced three papers focusing on internet-related rights, with a specific focus on freedom of exp...

Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist
Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist 08 March 2012 LC

Surprising as it may be, the internet in Iran started out as comparatively open in the region. However, censorship and internet clampdowns noticeably increased when conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005. The internet had until then given activists, journalists and political dissidents a way to get around Iran’s restrictive media laws and communicate with the ou...

The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet
The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet 25 February 2012

On Wednesday February 29th 12:00-15:00 CET (11:00-14:00 UTC), the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. This will be the first time human rights on the internet has been specifically addressed by the HRC. The significance of this panel is its explicit use of the principle that human rights, in their fu...

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