freedom of expression

Statement by the board of directors of May First Movement Technology on the events of 6 January in Washington D.C.
Statement by the board of directors of May First Movement Technology on the events of 6 January in Washington D.C. 19 January 2021 May First Movement Technology

May First expresses concern over the events of 6 January 2021, which clearly demonstrate there is a large, organised and growing fascist movement in the United States, propelled by a false narrative framed and propagated by right-wing media and right-wing forces using the internet.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion
Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion 18 January 2021 Gayatri Khandhadai

This article is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.

Cyrilla report calls on courts of South Asia to adopt a rights-based approach in rulings over digital rights cases
Cyrilla report calls on courts of South Asia to adopt a rights-based approach in rulings over digital rights cases 11 December 2020 APCNews

What is the trajectory of judicial discourse on digital rights in South Asia? A new report, Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia, attempts to shed light on this question and more.

Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia
Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia 11 December 2020 Divya Srinivasan and Gayatri Khandhadai

Jurisprudence developed by courts are central to the understanding, application and implementation of laws. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have irreversibly impacted every walk of personal and public life, including how courts function and deliberate on rights.  

Amidst hate speech, hoaxes and fake news, CIPG report finds that Indonesian media played it safe during 2019 presidential election coverage
Amidst hate speech, hoaxes and fake news, CIPG report finds that Indonesian media played it safe during 2019 presidential election coverage 03 December 2020 APCNews

Did the proliferation of hate speech, hoaxes and fake news affect the result of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential elections? Was the media able to fact check their own news and coverage? These are some of the questions explored in this new report by the Center for Innovation, Policy and Governance.

"We will observe the evaluation and preparatory trial hearing of the Ola Bini case"
"We will observe the evaluation and preparatory trial hearing of the Ola Bini case" 02 December 2020 Various

Ola Bini is a computer expert and human rights defender facing a political-judicial process in Ecuador since April 2019. The undersigned Ecuadorian and international civil society organisations have set up a mission to observe the preparatory hearing and trial evaluation of 3 December 2020.

Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa
Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa 02 December 2020 Tusi Fokane for CIPESA

The global infodemic accelerated in part by the COVID-19 pandemic has raised important debates on how best to respond to the proliferation of false and misleading information online.

The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa
The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa 01 December 2020 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This report focuses on the content of the right to freedom of expression and gives an assessment of restrictions to the right in Southern Africa. Through this report, we have identified key trends and recommendations for states, private sector actors and civil society to consider in the development of laws, policies and measures that impact the right to freedom of expression.

Day 3 of the Internet Rules workshop: Revisiting freedom of expression and the importance of context-based, grounded and inclusive content moderation
Day 3 of the Internet Rules workshop: Revisiting freedom of expression and the importance of context-based, grounded and inclusive content moderation 26 November 2020 APCNews

The third day of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop discussed freedom of expression laws in South Asia and trends and challenges related to content moderation and intermediary liability. 

Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report
Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report 25 November 2020 APCNews

A new report, Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal, explores how the legal framework in the country affects the right to free speech and self-expression in the digital sphere.

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