freedom of expression
This submission focuses on emblematic cases and uses of surveillance technologies against individuals or civil society organisations, and the gendered impact of the deployment of surveillance technologies.
TikTok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to myriad forms of creative and playful expressions. This piece explores videos from Sri Lanka in relation to heteronormativity, gender, and how the boundaries between the personal and public are blurred.
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"The forced removal of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and the sudden termination of his political asylum should be seen as a violation of human rights, an attack on freedom of expression and an attempt to undermine international laws."
The internet was developed with the promise of democratising access to knowledge and enabling the exercise of freedom of expression. However, the emergence of corporations with enormous market power has affected freedom of expression and diversity. To discuss the implications of these trends, the EFF, APC and APC member Intervozes opened up a discussion at the Internet Freedom Festival tak...
APC joined African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) members and other organisations that work to promote freedom of expression offline and online across the globe to express deep concern about the shutdown of social media platforms by the government of Chad over the past 11 months.
The short animated film narrates how Article 66(D) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law has been continuously used by the military and political parties to silence critics and dissenters of the government.
The Tumblr porn ban reveals how laws in one country against sex trafficking can be used to police content online, which especially has an impact on queer, trans and other sexuality-related content. Here Tiffany Mugo talks about what that does to the discourse around sex positivity online.
APC echoes the deep alarm expressed by the Secretary-General at the opening of this session over the shrinking of civic space online. We highlight the disturbing trend of internet shutdowns, which in violation of international law, restrict a range of rights and harm communities.
The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of religion or belief, which yet again emphasises the interrelatedness and mutually reinforcing nature of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief.