freedom of expression

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria 18 March 2013 Fantsuam, Paradigm Initiative

This submission focuses on freedom of expression and freedom of information highlighting how the internet is being used to promote and protect human rights in Nigeria, and the danger to human rights posed by lack of protection for journalists in Nigeria. A recent report on intermediate liability in Nigeria stated: “The increased availability of internet access and telecommunication facilities has led to the democratisation of information, which has been further helped by the introducti...

Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines
Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines 11 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

PIFA CyberCriminals pose for mugshots during the Black Tuesday 2.0 demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court on October 9, 2012: Photo by Irish FloresFebruary started with good news not only for Filipino citizens but for people and organisations of all countries as well. A proposed law threatening fundamental freedoms, said to be the most opposed in the history of the Philippines, was put on hold. On February 5, 2013 the Supreme Court extended until further notice the temporary restraining...

Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework
Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework 11 January 2013 APC

In his 2011 annual report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, focused on the internet. The report considered general human rights principles on freedom of opinion and expression, whether these apply to the internet, and a number of issues including: Arbitrary blocking or filtering of content ...

South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation
South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation 11 December 2012 FD

South Africa is one of several countries that possesses a “notice and take down regime” for online content, meaning that internet service providers are obliged to take down content that is deemed controversial by a complainant. Understanding this regime as unconstitutional since its inception in 2002, a lawyer has embarked on crusade to change it. While currently researching legal i...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon 11 December 2012 Protege QV

This submission has been prepared by Protege QV and the Association for Progressive Communications. Protège QV is a Cameroonian rights association whose mission it is to promote individual and collective initiative that target environmental protection and contributes to an increased quality of life for Cameroonian families. This submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of associat...

Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law
Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law 29 November 2012

At 10:26 UTC on November 29th, Syria’s international internet connectivity was shut down. Internet service providers in Syria can only operate through the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment, which controls 92% of Syria’s routing networks. APC strongly condemns this shut down, which threatens the safety and security of the Syrian people, and clearly violates international huma...

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