The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights expresses concern over the growing trend of states in East Africa adopting stringent regulation measures for the internet and internet platforms.
This report includes overall reactions, summaries, key points from each of the panel discussions and recommendations based on discussions during a Day 0 event at the 2017 UN Internet Governance Forum.
APC welcomes the adoption of the resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet on 4 July 2018.
The undersigned civil society organisations from across the world write to express their deep concern over the worrying decline in respect for human rights, including the rights to freedom of association, expression and peaceful assembly, in Tanzania.
APC participated in the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) with the aim of calling for stronger protections of the right to privacy, especially around encryption and anonymity, emerging threats related to intensive data systems, and gender-based threats to privacy.
In a letter to the Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate, a coalition of over 40 civil society organisations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.
The UN Human Rights Council's 37th session is taking place in Geneva. APC has participated with a diversity of statements and sessions on internet rights, including “Digital identity, smart cities and other data intensive systems: The implications for the right to privacy”.
Video4Change (V4C) is a network of 12 diverse organisations – including APC member EngageMedia – whose common goal is to defend human rights and justice using video for change.
A free, open and secure cyberspace underpinned by human rights and democratic values is a prerequisite to socio-economic development. To this end, we must recognise that people are at the center of all technological advancements and therefore policies that seek to regulate technologies should be people-centric and ultimately aid in the development of human beings to the best of their abilities.
As the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee wraps up its work this this week, it has adopted two resolutions reinforcing the responsibility of states to protect human rights online, specifically for journalists and human rights defenders.