freedom of expression

APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet
APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet 14 September 2011 APC

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

Sweden's proposed expert panel explained
Sweden's proposed expert panel explained 09 September 2011 APC

APC’s Joy Liddicoat explains the significance of Sweden’s proposal to the Human Rights Council to establish an expert panel on the internet and human rights.    

Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software
Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software 15 August 2011 GJ

Turkey abandons plans to install mandatory filtering software after months of widespread protest. The reversal of this controversial policy shows the power of determined advocacy.

Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right
Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right 08 August 2011 GJ

APC and partners are hosting a pre-event on access to the internet from a human rights perspective on Monday September 26 at the sixth Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Four special representatives for the price of one!
Four special representatives for the price of one! 22 July 2011 grady

Four special representatives from major intergovernmental agencies have signed a joint statement on international mechanisms for promoting freedom of expression. The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization o

Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression
Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression 21 June 2011 grady

Validation! Our hard work has paid off.

APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill
APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill 30 May 2011 APC

The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council
Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council 25 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video
APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video 19 May 2011 APC

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt
Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt 15 November 2009 FMA

A poster promoting a new book called "Access Controlled" was removed by the IGF's organisers who claimed a sentence in the poster violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."