freedom of expression

Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance
Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance 15 August 2012 FD

The Republic of Macedonia is ranked among the poorest countries in Europe. It is isolated not only geographically, as it is landlocked, but also in the political and economic contexts. However, that is where the generalisations stop. For six years, a conservative government in Macedonia has increasingly monopolised public space: citizen participation is listless, associations curbed, journalists intimidated and researchers controlled. Alternative or critical visions of society remain on the s...

Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet
Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet 13 August 2012 FD

APCNews has interviewed Rebecca Vincent, a human rights consultant and a former U.S. diplomat. She is currently working with ARTICLE 19 to coordinate the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, a coalition of international organisations working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. We were particularly interested in her point of view on the human rights situation o...

Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up
Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up 27 July 2012 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights project is working to engage States and relevant non-state actors through a variety of UN processes, including participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of member states, advocating on a variety of internet-related human rights issues. The Universal Periodic Review is a process where members of the Human Rights Counci...

The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right
The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right 06 July 2012 AL

On July 5th, 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution stating that the right to freedom of expression on the internet should be protected by state parties. “The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online,” said the resolution. It had the support of 85 co-sponsors, including Brazil, Sweden, the United States, and Egypt, an incredibly large n...

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

Freedom of expression and the Internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?
Freedom of expression and the Internet: How to reconcile practice and principles? 22 May 2012

Watch the full (and very dynamic) discussion that took place in Geneva on May 17. Five seasoned human rights defenders faced off on the specific right to freedom of expression and how it relates to the internet. How to reconcile practice and principles when it comes to freedom of expression on the net? Anyone?

Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?
Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles? 04 May 2012 FD

How do we reconcile theory and practice when it comes to freedom of expression and the internet? From May 14 to 18, Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops, one of them about freedom of expression and the internet. WSIS stands for World Summit on the Information Society, an international event held in...

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