freedom of expression

Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session
Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session 19 May 2021 Koliwe Majama

Together with other civil society and human rights institutions, members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition demonstrated the gravity of online rights violations on the continent in the reports presented during the human rights situation sessions.

Journalism Blocked, Information Seized: A tale of how internet shutdown crippled media work in Uganda
Journalism Blocked, Information Seized: A tale of how internet shutdown crippled media work in Uganda 11 May 2021 Unwanted Witness

This study sought to explore the impact of the recent internet shutdown on journalists during the election period in Uganda. It further captures specific journalist experiences of the internet shutdown on their work both in the city and countryside.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Freedom of expression online
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast: Freedom of expression online 27 April 2021 EngageMedia

EngageMedia sits down with Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia and Oceania editor of the community media website Global Voices, to talk about the threats to freedom of expression on the internet. Most importantly, we ask Mong: Is the internet still a safe space for us to freely express ourselves?

State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020
State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020 09 April 2021

This report is a documentation of what transpired in 2020, specifically how human rights were impacted by technology and digital innovations in the Philippines. The year 2020 was definitely unique given the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about tremendous change throughout the globe.

How telecom companies in Africa can respond better to internet disruptions
How telecom companies in Africa can respond better to internet disruptions 24 March 2021 Victor Kapiyo, CIPESA

Disruptions to the internet and social media applications have emerged as a common and growing trend of digital repression, especially in authoritarian countries in Africa. Since 2019, numerous countries in the region have either restricted or fully blocked access to the internet.

Disinformation and freedom of expression: Submission in response to the call by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Disinformation and freedom of expression: Submission in response to the call by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 25 February 2021 APC

APC welcomes the call of the Special Rapporteur to reflect on the impacts of disinformation on the issues pertaining to her mandate and appreciates the opportunity to provide input for the annual thematic report to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its 47th session in June 2021.

Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger
Online protests against Poland's abortion law become stronger 25 January 2021 Juliette Bretan for GenderIT.org

New changes to Poland's abortion law could effectively ban abortion. Online protests have been building momentum to counter the force of the government, even as the pandemic rages on in Europe.

Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects
Uganda 2021 general elections: The internet shutdown and its ripple effects 25 January 2021 Unwanted Witness

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the eve of Uganda’s general elections, Uganda’s communications regulator UCC ordered telecoms operators and internet service providers in the country to suspend all internet gateways until further notice.

Statement by the board of directors of May First Movement Technology on the events of 6 January in Washington D.C.
Statement by the board of directors of May First Movement Technology on the events of 6 January in Washington D.C. 19 January 2021 May First Movement Technology

May First expresses concern over the events of 6 January 2021, which clearly demonstrate there is a large, organised and growing fascist movement in the United States, propelled by a false narrative framed and propagated by right-wing media and right-wing forces using the internet.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion
Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion 18 January 2021 Gayatri Khandhadai

This article, written by Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional director, is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.

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