freedom of expresion

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia 19 December 2017

Freedom of expression and opinion online is increasingly criminalised with the aid of penal and internet-specific legislation. With this report, we hope to bring to light the problematic trends in the use of laws against freedom of expression in online spaces in Asia. 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 report also includes an overvi...

Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya
Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya 02 May 2017

As the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC), we are expressing our outrage at the vicious attacks directed against Bondita Acharya, a well-known women’s rights defender from Jorhat, Assam, in northeast India. Bondita Acharya is an activist and a member of Women in Governance (WinG) Assam. She is also the northeast regional coordinator of Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) and a member of the network Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS). Ms ...

LGBTI people’s freedom of expression on the internet
LGBTI people’s freedom of expression on the internet 14 September 2015 Atty. Yasemin Öz

Turkey has come to the fore due to its conduct to ban world-famous websites, which undoubtedly targets not only websites with LGBTI content but freedom of expression in general. Restrictions on access to websites come in two ways: Blocking the content and bans on obtaining domain names. Contents A- Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Turkey.................. 5 B- LGBTI People’s Freedom o...

APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt
APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt 25 June 2014 Association for Progressive Communication

APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt (25 June 2014) APC denounces the arrests of 23 protestors and human rights defenders in Egypt, including the arrest of Yara Sallam, long-time APC partner and human rights advocate. On 21 June 2014, 23 protestors, including eight women human rights defenders, were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Protest and ...

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