freedom of expression

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.    

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

Follow this intensive summer course designed to help both researchers and activists gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for free expression online and communication policy change.

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...

APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression
APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression 20 February 2012 APC

On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. Drawing on the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the panel will focus on ways to promote freedom of expression online in accordance with international human rights law.

APC member Bytes for All condemns Pakistan's new censorship policy
APC member Bytes for All condemns Pakistan's new censorship policy 18 November 2011 Bytes for All

The Pakistan Telecommunications authority has issued a directive to all cellular providers to begin filtering SMS keywords, the latest in a series of restrictions to freedom of expression in the country.

APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet
APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet 14 September 2011 APC

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

Sweden's proposed expert panel explained
Sweden's proposed expert panel explained 09 September 2011 APC

APC’s Joy Liddicoat explains the significance of Sweden’s proposal to the Human Rights Council to establish an expert panel on the internet and human rights.    

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

Turkey abandons plans to install mandatory filtering software after months of widespread protest. The reversal of this controversial policy shows the power of determined advocacy.

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 and partners are hosting a pre-event on access to the internet from a human rights perspective on Monday September 26 at the sixth Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

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