freedom of expression

Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia
Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia 07 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Sadaf Baig from Bytes for All Pakistan, in Jakarta. On 3-5 June, more than 70 human rights defenders, activists and journalists got together for the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in South Asia. The event, which was organised by Bytes for All Pakistan, in collaboration with APC, FORUM-ASIA, Global Partners Digital, the Internet Democracy Project, ICT Watch and KontraS, was a unique forum to discuss pressing issues of freedom of expression and freedom of re...

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

Interviewing David Kaye at the regional consultation on expression, opinion and religious freedom in Asia UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye, who just published a report on the importance of encryption and anonymity for human rights, gave the opening keynote address at the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in Jakarta (Indonesia). APC, co-organiser of the regional consultation on 3-...

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

A joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia has been addressed to Prime Minister Najib Razak. The appeal was initiated by the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia and signed by APC, along with other concerned organisations. Addressed to: Dato’ Seri Najib Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia CC: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Inspector Gen...

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

In 2015 alone, the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia has documented 150 arrests and charges of politicians, activists, students, and members of the media, for offences related to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Many of these arrests have been made under the Sedition Act, which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged to abolish in 2012. The latest amendments to th...

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, especially because of the lack of transparency and the difficulty in raising awareness among users. In South Korea, victims of communications surveillance have adopted an innovative approach to drawing attention to this issue, by launching a counterattack against state ...

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

Submission by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression In June 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on anonymity and encryption before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. APC...

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 (NISS) with crimes against the state. These charges appear to be the result of Al-Midan’s rejection of pre-publication censorship and its coverage of banned political movements in Sudan. Al-Midan recently published an interview with a military commander of the Su...

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, on 24-25 January 2015. APC is participating in the summit with two panels: Sex Positive: Beyond Bodies and Harassment This panel will explore how the internet has been used to discuss taboo topics, reflect on sexuality and gender, ...

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