freedom of expression

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped
APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped 17 December 2014 Leila Nachawati

Khadija Ismayilova, a leading figure in investigative journalism, is the latest in a long list of Azerbaijani activists to become political prisoners. She has been imprisoned since 5 December, after being denounced as a “traitor” by Ramiz Mehdiyeb, head of the country’s presidential administration. Human rights and press freedom organisations such as Reporters Without Borders have dubbed the charges against Ismayilova as “senseless”. They highlight the relevance of her reports ...

#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights
#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights 18 November 2014 Shawna Finnegan

“Repeal or amend without delay the Assembly Law of November 2013,” Turkey recommended to Egypt at its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 5 November 2014. Turkey was joined by more than 10 member states recommending that Egypt revise Act No. 107/2013 on the Right to Public Meetings and Peaceful Assemblies, which is responsible for the ongoing detention of ...

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges
Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges 01 August 2014

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression. This meeting, convened by the Special Rapporteur in collaboration with APC, will be an opportunity to look at the current situation of access in the Africa reg...

2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online
2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online 20 March 2014 Flavia Fascendini

The 2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference will take place on March 21-23 in Myanmar and will address issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies. The theme of the forum is “Advancing ASEAN people’s solidarity towards sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.” Conference link: http://as...

APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law"
APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law" 11 March 2014 Foundation for Media Alternatives

“Policies governing cyberspace or information and communications technology (ICT) in general should always be in the framework of rights,” reiterates the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), an APC member organization in the Philippines that actively pushes for the upholding of human rights in different ICT policy spaces. On 18 February the Supreme Court finally announced its decision ...

Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region
Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region 19 February 2014 SF

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region. Main purpose of the job: The outreach and capacity building coordinator will be responsible for coordinating AP...

MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance
MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance 09 October 2013 Joy Liddicoat

In the fourth edition of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions ...

Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia
Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia 27 June 2013 AG

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, visited the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in early June in order to assess the state of freedom of opinion and expression in the country. La Rue met with APC member Metamorphosis Foundation, who has been at the forefront of the fight for freedom of expression, privacy and security, an...

'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released
'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released 08 April 2013

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) presents a Multimedia training kit on human rights and the internet. Introduction to human rights, ICTs and the internet The training kit, developed in the context of the Internet Rights are Human Rights project, is composed of modules concerned with the relationship between human rights, information and communications technologies (ICTs) and...

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