internet rights are human rights

APC to push for internet rights in UN human rights reviews
APC to push for internet rights in UN human rights reviews 31 October 2011 GJ

The human rights records of forty-eight countries are under review this year as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. APC’s Joy Liddicoat and Henrik Almstrom explain the significance of the UPR and how APC is working for it to protect rights online.

Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011
Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011 28 October 2011 GJ

The new edition of Global Information Society Watch 2011 focuses on internet rights and democracy. It features stories from almost 60 countries including on internet in prisons in Argentina and the role of social media during the Arab uprisings. GISW 2011 is out in December but you can read some chapters now online.

New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online
New APC brief on the new threats to human rights online 30 September 2011 Joy Liddicoat

APC’s human rights expert Joy Liddicoat outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges facing activists and human rights defenders. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide including in democratic countries threaten the lives of democracy activists, APC calls for the theme of the 2012 IGF to focus exclusively on human rights.

APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet
APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet 30 September 2011 APC

The Swedish proposal to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet passes by consensus at the Human Rights Council. APC welcomes this as a crucial step to having internet rights be the theme of the 2012 IGF.

Can we have internet governance without internet rights?
Can we have internet governance without internet rights? 29 September 2011 APC

APC’s pre-event on access as a right helps bring human rights issues to the forefront at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi

Human rights online: New issues and threats
Human rights online: New issues and threats 21 September 2011 Joy Liddicoat

This Connect your Rights! policy issue paper from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges that activists and human rights defenders are facing. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide – even in democratic countries – the work and lives of human rights defenders are being threatened. APC...

Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet 16 September 2011

PROGRAMME Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15) Remarks from hosts and partners Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15) Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on: How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education, innova...

Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights
Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights 13 June 2011 AL

With our coverage of APC’s event on human rights and the internet at the Human Rights Council in Geneva earlier this month, we’ve launched a new web space. Find all our content related to these issues in one place.    

APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International
APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International 26 May 2011 LC

On May 13 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and should be banned in the country. Curious to understand more about this ruling, Clea Caulcutt of Radio France International’s Web Watch programme speaks to Grady Johnson of APC’s Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign to get a better under...

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council
Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council 25 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

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