Internet rights

International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders
International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders 17 November 2015

International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders Maâti Monjib, Hicham Mansouri, Samad Iach, Mohamed Elsabr and Hisham Almiraat (real name Hisham Khribchi) are facing charges of “threatening the internal security of the State”, an offense that can lead to up to five years in prison. Rachid Tarek and Maria Moukrim are facing charges of “receiving foreign funding without notifying the General Secretariat of the government”, which if found guilty,...

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent. “Declarations are important, but implementation is the key issue,” was a core idea of the session, which touched on how initiatives like the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms can benefit policy makers, the bu...

APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015
APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015 05 November 2015 APC

1. Preamble The 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015 with the overall theme of “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. Over the past 10 years the IGF has matured into more than an annual meeting. Aside from its contribution to regional and national IGFs across the globe, IGF intersession...

APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 November 2015 APC

Since we launched India, Malaysia, Pakistan – Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC-IMPACT) project, APC has been working with local members and partners to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has produced three papers focusing on internet-related rights, with a specific focus on freedom of exp...

Connecting your rights: Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights
Connecting your rights: Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights 22 October 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Source: Flickr Commons, Arrano Internet rights are economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). APC is convinced of this, and this is why since March 2014 we have undertaken a line of research focusing on how these connections work: Connecting your rights. Internet rights are economic, social and cultural rights – We hear a lot about “internet freedom” but beyond that issue, how can...

LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet
LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet 10 September 2015 APC

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia. All LASIR partners are strong local organisations, with ongoing work on int...

WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development
WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development 02 July 2015 Valeria Betancourt

APC statement on the occasion of the WSIS+10 Informal interactive stakeholder consultation, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 2 July 2015 Introduction I am speaking on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications a global network with members in more than 50 countries. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years. Our commen...

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom
Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom 03 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Interviewing David Kaye at the regional consultation on expression, opinion and religious freedom in Asia UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye, who just published a report on the importance of encryption and anonymity for human rights, gave the opening keynote address at the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinio...

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