freedom of expression

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.