freedom of expression

Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012
Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012 07 October 2015

Bassel Khartabil, leader of Creative Commons Syria. Source: freebassel.org (Beirut) – Syria ’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of expression, 31 organizations said today. Syrian authorities transferred Khartabil, who has been detained since 2012, from Adra central prison to an undisclosed location on Oct...

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 individu...

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...

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