freedom of expression

When protection becomes threat: Cybercrime regulation as a tool for silencing women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world
When protection becomes threat: Cybercrime regulation as a tool for silencing women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world 30 June 2023 Derechos Digitales

Derechos Digitales has mapped cases involving the abusive use of cybercrime regulation to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world, and the results warn of the inherent danger of imposing international standards in this matter without building in human rights safeguards.

Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) Statement of Solidarity
Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) Statement of Solidarity 29 June 2023 Various

The statement, signed by over 100 organisations and individuals, was jointly developed during the DRAPAC23 Assembly convened by EngageMedia and held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 to 26 May 2023. It highlights the increasing threats to digital rights in the region.

Online Safety Bill: Civil society organisations urge UK to protect global digital security and safeguard private communication
Online Safety Bill: Civil society organisations urge UK to protect global digital security and safeguard private communication 27 June 2023 Various

This open letter to the UK government from over 80 national and international civil society organisations, including APC, academics and cyberexperts raises concerns about the serious threat to the security of private and encrypted messaging posed by the Online Safety Bill.

#SudanUpdates and the weaponisation of internet access: Where are Sudanese women?
#SudanUpdates and the weaponisation of internet access: Where are Sudanese women? 25 May 2023 An anonymous Sudanese woman

A war broke out in April between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, exposing the civilian population to death and displacement. This is an update on what we need to know and how limited internet access is not allowing the Sudanese people to exercise their freedom of expression.

Call for proposals: APC is excited to announce the CYRILLA research subgrant for 2023!
Call for proposals: APC is excited to announce the CYRILLA research subgrant for 2023! 17 May 2023 APC

APC will award one subgrant for a research project that focuses on the criminalisation of online expression in Sri Lanka, in continuation of research which to date has covered nine countries across South and Southeast Asia. The deadline to apply is 15 June.

APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online
APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online 12 May 2023 APC

APC believes that human rights crosscut all the priority themes highlighted for the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and therefore, a human rights framework, standards and principles should be at the centre of the GDC.

Feminist frontiers in freedom of expression online
Feminist frontiers in freedom of expression online 28 April 2023 Sachini Perera

This issue brief explores questions related to online expression for feminist and women’s rights activists, and draws upon the emerging trends and challenges. It also provides an introduction to useful emerging language and advocacy for the UN Commission on the Status of Women and beyond.

“Freedom of expression is key to enjoy all other rights”: Join us to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023
“Freedom of expression is key to enjoy all other rights”: Join us to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023 27 April 2023 Leila Nachawati Rego

Join us at a special 30th anniversary event for World Press Freedom Day where freedom of expression rapporteurs will discuss the agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women plus recommendations of the 2022 Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice.

Derechos Digitales and APC contribution to the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes – Fifth Session
Derechos Digitales and APC contribution to the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes – Fifth Session 27 April 2023 Derechos Digitales and APC

Given that digital technologies and the laws and norms that govern them have the potential to perpetuate and worsen pre-existing structural inequalities, APC and Derechos Digitales believe that a central element of this future convention should be the integration of a gender perspective.

Advocacy campaign for Ola Bini marks a watershed moment in the protection of human rights in the digital age
Advocacy campaign for Ola Bini marks a watershed moment in the protection of human rights in the digital age 19 April 2023 Leila Nachawati

To gain insight on this process and the lessons that can be learned from it, APC spoke with Damián Loreti, Rodrigo Adriel and Valeria Betancourt, three of the people actively involved in the campaign.

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