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APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression
APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression 20 February 2012 APC

On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. Drawing on the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the panel will focus on ways to promote freedom of expression online in accordance with international human rights law.

APC proposes human rights as the main theme of the 2012 IGF
APC proposes human rights as the main theme of the 2012 IGF 14 February 2012

Check out APC’s one-page brief on why human rights should be the main theme in 2012.

Indonesia bans website for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Indonesia bans website for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission 08 February 2012 IGLHRC

The website for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is the latest victim of censorship in Indonesia. It joins a number of other LGBT rights organisations which have been blocked by pornography filters.

No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout
No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout 18 January 2012 APC

On January 18th, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.

Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't
Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't 15 December 2011 GJ

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant broad powers to censor and restrict content on the Internet.

Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda
Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda 08 December 2011 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications, in coordination with local members and networks, successfully submitted UPR reports for India, Brazil, South Africa and Ecuador focused on internet-related human rights issues. We call on civil society groups and governments to lobby for internet-related rights issues to be on the agenda in their respective countries.

APC member Bytes for All condemns SMS keyword filtering in Pakistan
APC member Bytes for All condemns SMS keyword filtering in Pakistan 02 December 2011 GJ

Bytes for All, APC’s member in Pakistan, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority criticising the proposed plan to filter keywords in sms messages.

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connection 30 November 2011

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Connection2 30 November 2011

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APC's UPR submissions set the stage for government accountability on internet rights
APC's UPR submissions set the stage for government accountability on internet rights 29 November 2011 GJ

APC is pleased to announce the submission of country reports for India, Brazil, South Africa and Ecuador for the Universal Periodic Review process, which will convene at the UN in May 2012. These reports mark the first time that internet-related human rights issues have been raised as part of the UPR, and sets the stage for holding governments accountable.

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