Internet rights

New APC member 7amleh: Empowering marginalised Palestinian communities
New APC member 7amleh: Empowering marginalised Palestinian communities 12 July 2017

Palestinian NGO 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement focuses on improving the skills and capacities of Palestinian and Arab civil society through training on social media activism skills and methodologies. Today we proudly welcome them as the latest addition to the APC network.

COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia
COCONET: Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp to take place in Indonesia 14 July 2017

COCONET, named after the coconut plant that is widely grown and used in the Southeast Asian region, also means Connecting Communities and Networks, as it aims to enhance regional networking and to build collaborations with organisations  that can help expand and popularise digital rights issues.

HRC 35: How to protect human rights in the face of rapidly changing technology?
HRC 35: How to protect human rights in the face of rapidly changing technology? 22 June 2017

From harassment of human rights defenders and civil society activists, to crackdowns on freedom of expression and media freedom, to the threats faced by women and girls under conflict, a diversity of issues were highlighted at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 35th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 35th session 05 June 2017

A number of internet issues will be discussed in reports considered at this session, touching on online hate speech, harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders, and the role of ICTs in facilitating the fulfilment of human rights, among others.

APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet
APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet 25 May 2017

As the world commemorates Africa Day this week, APC is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers
Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers 01 March 2017

This piece was motivated by an amazing session on Sex and Freedom of Expression Online.

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session 24 February 2017

The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. Internet rights remain at the forefront of the HRC agenda, with the Council scheduled to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.

Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom
Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom 24 February 2017

Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.    

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session 23 February 2017

At the HRC 34th session, internet rights remain at the forefront of the agenda, with the Council scheduled to discuss the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy's report on oversight of government surveillance programmes and to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.