Oral statement delivered by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) regarding the spread of hate speech offline and online in Myanmar.
In this last week there has been an uproar in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people in Ethiopia, and also a backlash of online threats, harassment and violence.
Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. These are some of the revelations in the Index of Racism 2018 launched by APC member 7amleh.
APC member PROTEGE QV participated in a multistakeholder symposium on solutions and approaches to limit misinformation and hate speech online, while preserving the digital rights of internet users in Cameroon, particularly during elections, organised by Internet Sans Frontières.
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns.
This research paper highlights the trends in religion-based hate speech in relation with the right to free speech in the online space in India.
APC’s submission in response to the invitation issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa for written representations.
APC staff members and partners will be attending the third RightsCon, organised by Access, to be held in California on 3-5 March. APC will sponsor a lightning talk on sexual rights and online hate speech and the roundtable session “Ending violence against women online: Everyone’s responsibility and no one’s liability?.” Click to download the programme in PDF format .
APC has developed this submission in response to the request for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, in his research into “the appropriate balance between the protection of freedom of opinion and expression and the control of racist and xenophobic content and incitement to violence through the internet.” Drawing on Artic...
Bytes for All, Pakistan, strongly condemns hate speech on the Internet, however banning channels of communication, limiting access to information platforms, and steps to curtail free expression only serve to pave the way for politics-based control systems that curb the voices of individuals.