freedom of expression

Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation
Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation 17 July 2015 APC

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.    

The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression 29 June 2015 APC

APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the protection of sources and whistleblowers for the October 2015 report of the Special Rapporteur on the Protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN General Assembly.

HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications 18 June 2015 EMPOWER

Today at the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association.    

HRC29: Freedom of expression and association is deteriorating in Malaysia
HRC29: Freedom of expression and association is deteriorating in Malaysia 18 June 2015

At the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association.

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications 17 June 2015

At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia
Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia 07 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

“Religion is used throughout the region to gain power and suppress free speech,” Bytes for All Pakistan’s Sadaf Baig said during the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in South Asia, which brought together more than 70 human rights defenders, activists and journalists in Jakarta.

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom
Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom 03 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

APC, co-organiser of the Asia Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom, interviewed Kaye about his recent report on encryption and anonymity and strategies to promote freedom of expression in the digital age.

Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice"
Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice" 04 May 2015 Bytes for All Pakistan

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud. The groups also call on the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of human rights defenders and bring perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sabeen Mahmud to justice.

Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia
Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia 23 April 2015 APC

We would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act. The amendments also threaten freedom of expression online.

The latest amendments to the Sedition Act pose increasing threats to freedom of expression in Malaysia, both offline and online
The latest amendments to the Sedition Act pose increasing threats to freedom of expression in Malaysia, both offline and online 23 April 2015 APC

APC, along with other organisations, has signed a joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia.

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