freedom of expression

Communications surveillance victims in South Korea fight back
Communications surveillance victims in South Korea fight back 20 March 2015 Jinbonet

Surveillance is one of the greatest challenges for civil society organisations trying to advance human rights on the internet. In South Korea, victims of communications surveillance have adopted an innovative approach to drawing attention to this issue, by launching a counterattack against state surveillance.

Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression
Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression 26 February 2015 APC

APC urges UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye to reaffirm the freedom to use encryption technology and communicate anonymously.

APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla
APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla 29 January 2015 APCNews

On 13 January, Madeeha Abdalla, the editor-in-chief of Al-Midan, was charged by the National Intelligence and Security Services with crimes against the state.

APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla
APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla 29 January 2015 APC

APC strongly condemns the charges laid against Madeeha Abdalla, which are a clear violation of the universal human rights to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to information.

APC at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit
APC at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 15 January 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

The open internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements are the foci of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit that will take place in Cebu, Philippines. APC is participating with two panels and a meeting on the limits and barriers to defend human rights on the internet from a local perspective.    

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian
Bytes for All, Pakistan: Proposed media regulations are draconian 07 January 2015 Bytes for All, Pakistan

Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack.

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped
APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped 17 December 2014 Leila Nachawati

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped and for sanctions to be adopted against top Azerbaijani government officials participating in jailing and torturing journalists and free speech activists.

Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists
Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists 10 December 2014

Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.

#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights
#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights 18 November 2014 Shawna Finnegan

APC breaks down the major outcomes of the 20th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, which focussed on Egypt and Iraq among other countries. APC has followed the UPRs of Egypt and Iraq, particularly for these states’ violations of internet rights such as freedom of expression.

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges
Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges 01 August 2014

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression. This meeting, convened by the Special Rapporteur in collaboration with APC, will be an opportunity to look at the current situation of access in the Africa reg...

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