freedom of expression

Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

Dear Member of the Assemblée Nationale, The undersigned civil and human rights organisations call on French parliamentarians to reject the draft law on surveillance measures for international electronic communications (Proposition de loi relative aux mesures de surveillance des communications électroniques internationales). The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individuals worldwide. With this new bill, parliament is about to approve new disproportionate surveillance ...

Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings
Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings 19 August 2015 APC

Murdered blogger Niloy Neel, Image by Reza Sumon. Copyright Demotix APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression. This tragic los...

Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression
Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression 19 August 2015 APC

Source: CIJ Malaysia Malaysia’s new Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, has announced changes that would empower the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block sites deemed as “threats to national security and stability”. APC and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) denounce the proposed reforms, as they will contribute to...

The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings
The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings 18 August 2015 APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression. This tragic loss of life is the latest in a string of attacks on Bangladeshi bl...

APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists
APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists 04 August 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister. This investigation is an attack on press freedom and undermines the important role of the press in exposing surveillance practices by governments. Whistleblowers and the journalists they work with reveal information relevant to the...

Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation
Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation 17 July 2015 APC

In October 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 the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources
Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources 17 July 2015 APC

In October 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 the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
The protection of sources and whistleblowers: APC submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression 29 June 2015 APC

APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the protection of sources and whistleblowers for the October 2015 report of the Special Rapporteur on the Protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN General Assembly. Whistleblowers reveal misconduct at great personal and professional risk. They are routinely subject to harassment, job termination, arrest, and even physical ...

HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications 18 June 2015 EMPOWER

Today at the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association. 29th session of the Human Rights Council. Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special ...

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