freedom of expression

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 Council examine the human rights record of each UN member state, holding governments accountable for the a...

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...

Online Advocacy Summer University
Online Advocacy Summer University 06 April 2012 Eva Bognar

Online Free Expression and Communication Policy Advocacy: a Toolkit for Media DevelopmentRecent events in Egypt and Tunisia remind us that the development of the internet as a global, free and open resource stands at a perpetual crossroads. The issue of free and open communications is not only relevant in the case of repressive regimes and transitional democracies, but remains crucial across ...

Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist
Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist 08 March 2012 LC

Surprising as it may be, the internet in Iran started out as comparatively open in the region. However, censorship and internet clampdowns noticeably increased when conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005. The internet had until then given activists, journalists and political dissidents a way to get around Iran’s restrictive media laws and communicate with the ou...

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