freedom of religion

HRC 49: Oral statement on online hate speech targeting religious minorities
HRC 49: Oral statement on online hate speech targeting religious minorities 09 March 2022 APC

APC welcomes the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief's focus on the use of hateful rhetoric in digital spaces to incite violence against religious minorities, which is of particular concern in India, where women especially are subjected to hate speech and threats online and offline.

"Hated Speech" and the Costs of Freedom in India
"Hated Speech" and the Costs of Freedom in India 07 March 2022 Preeti Raghunath

This research report seeks to draw out the analytical category of "hated speech" by looking at experiences and observations of what it means to speak truth to power and receive hate as it is manifested through varying degrees of violence, across a variety of instances.

Organisations and individuals on targeting and exclusion of hijab-wearing Muslim women students
Organisations and individuals on targeting and exclusion of hijab-wearing Muslim women students 16 February 2022 Various

The ban on hijabs in classrooms and campuses, which has begun in Karnataka and threatens to spread to other states in India, is a hate crime. We unequivocally stand in solidarity with Muslim women, whether or not they wear hijabs, to be treated with respect and to enjoy the full gamut of rights.

How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? Reflections on decolonising the internet from an anti-caste perspective
How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? Reflections on decolonising the internet from an anti-caste perspective 25 August 2021 APCNews

How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? The third session of the Challenge lecture series explored strategies and reflections on the challenges and opportunities to create an online experience that is truly freeing and inclusive to everyone, regardless of caste.

A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society
A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society 18 August 2021 APCNews

The second session of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021, “Decolonising media, communications and technology studies: An (anti)caste perspective”, addressed how analysis of the media on caste issues does not take into consideration how embedded and structural caste practices are in this field.

Dewesternising media, communication and technologies research: Session I of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021 unpacks why caste in communications needs better scholarship
Dewesternising media, communication and technologies research: Session I of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021 unpacks why caste in communications needs better scholarship 11 August 2021 APCNews

The Challenge Lecture Series 2021 which began on 6 August 2021, aims to explore how caste is studied and analysed in the current context of media and technology and make recommendations on new approaches to fully understand caste and analyse how it affects societies across the world.

Challenging hate: Lecture series will focus on decolonising media, communication, and technology studies from an (anti)caste perspective
Challenging hate: Lecture series will focus on decolonising media, communication, and technology studies from an (anti)caste perspective 30 July 2021 APCNews

How is the centuries-old practice of caste being re-manifested in today’s digital cultures? How can we make a truly caste-sensitive media and internet? To explore these questions and more, join us for this upcoming lecture series hosted by APC's Challenge project, beginning 6 August. 

Arrow for Change: The right to freedom of speech and expression
Arrow for Change: The right to freedom of speech and expression 20 January 2021 Various

This volume showcases various perspectives on the right to freedom of expression and speech in the Asia-Pacific region, including contributions from Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional coordinator, and Shubha Kayastha, director of Body and Data, an APC member organisation in Nepal.

Safeguarding freedom of religion or belief and gender equality at HRC43
Safeguarding freedom of religion or belief and gender equality at HRC43 06 March 2020 APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) participated in a side event at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC43) to look at how to move forward on safeguarding the intersection of freedom of religion or belief and gender equality.

Statement of solidarity against the legal harassment of Malaysian author by local authorities
Statement of solidarity against the legal harassment of Malaysian author by local authorities 07 November 2019 Various

We condemn the blatant attacks on Maryam Lee’s constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights, which are also inconsistent with commitments made by Malaysia at the Human Rights Council to repeal laws that restrict fundamental freedoms.

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