internet rights are human rights

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

The Association for Progressive Communications is running three days of action this week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – as part of its Connect Your Rights! campaign. Help us spread the word that Internet Rights are Human Rights! with three simple actions for you and your friends can undertake.

Why the internet is feminist issue
Why the internet is feminist issue 17 April 2012 APC WNSP

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

Pakistan internet censorship - citizens must remain vigilent
Pakistan internet censorship - citizens must remain vigilent 02 April 2012

When the Government of Pakistan announced that it would be filtering the internet, Bytes for All initiated a major campaign against what it called an unconstitutional decision. Supported by multiple national and international human rights organisations, news has been released that the plans to filter Pakistani internet have been cancelled.

Baluchistan: Bytes for All condemns communications siege
Baluchistan: Bytes for All condemns communications siege 26 March 2012 Shahzad Ahmad

This year, Pakistan Day, held on 23 March 2012, was marred with oppression against the people of Baluchistan in the South of the country through province-wide communications blockages. All cellular phone networks were shut down throughout the day of celebration in the name of national security. Bytes for All strongly condemns the ban.

Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression
Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression 21 March 2012 David Souter

The intersection between the internet and human rights is increasingly important as the internet starts to affect more aspects of society, economy, politics and culture. This report maps this intersection and raises a number of questions to be considered by those concerned with internet, rights and wider public policy.

APC submission to the special rapporteur on  freedom of association and peaceful assembly
APC submission to the special rapporteur on freedom of association and peaceful assembly 18 March 2012 APC

APC welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to peaceful assembly and association and makes recommendations for how these rights can be promoted and protected online.

Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist
Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist 08 March 2012 LC

Surprising as it may be, the internet in Iran started out as comparatively open in the region. However, censorship and internet clampdowns noticeably increased when conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005. The internet had until then given activists, journalists and political dissidents a way to get around Iran’s restrictive media laws and communicate with the ou...

HRC expert panel on freedom of expression is only the beginning
HRC expert panel on freedom of expression is only the beginning 01 March 2012 APC

APC welcomes the success of the Human Rights Council expert panel on freedom of expression that took place in Geneva on 29 February as an important step towards promoting and protecting human rights online. Anriette Esterhuysen, APC’s executive director and panellist said, “It was extremely encouraging that states agree that the same rights that apply in the offline world also apply online....

The HRC expert panel on freedom of expression - How you can help
The HRC expert panel on freedom of expression - How you can help 01 March 2012

With the success of the recent expert panel on freedom of expression and the internet, now is the time to push for governments and international human rights organisations to commit to take concrete actions to promote and protect freedom of expression online.

The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet
The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet 25 February 2012

On Wednesday February 29th 12:00-15:00 CET (11:00-14:00 UTC), the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. This will be the first time human rights on the internet has been specifically addressed by the HRC.  

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