freedom of expression

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

Earlier this year Turkey’s Information Technologies Board (BTK) announced plans to require all internet users to install a filtering software in order to access the internet. The proposed software would come with four content settings to choose from: standard, domestic, family and child. However, the criteria for blocking content would not be made public. The announcement sparked widespread protests in May. Under this regime, the Turkish government offers its citizens a false choi...

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 is hosting a pre-event, titled Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet on Monday September 26. The event is open to anyone attending the IGF which starts the following day. Watch the pre-event live and ask us your questions! The event programme and invitation flyer are now available online. IMPORTANT Download instructions of how to get to the event and register Access is a multi-faceted concept. In developing countries, for example, technica...

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 of American States (OAS) Special ...

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

Validation! Our hard work has paid off. In the wake of APC’s event at the Human Rights Council, over 40 countries, including the United States, Brazil and Djibouti, have signed on to a joint statement commending the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue. Yeah. We got Djibouti. Jealous? This marks an important achievement as both government...

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! campaign, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva on 3 June, 13:00 to 15:00, room XXV, Palais des Nations. Watch the recording of the event Activists in a demonstration in EgyptIssues addressed include the criminalisation of online expression, the blocking and manipulating of internet cont...

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

The opennet.asia, a research and advocacy network which monitors cyberspace practices in Asia, and fosters respect for human rights online, deplored the ‘censorship’ act committed by the United Nations Security Office during its book reception event at the 4th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. video of the incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kxYt2L...

« Go back