Internet rights

Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up
Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up 27 July 2012 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights project is working to engage States and relevant non-state actors through a variety of UN processes, including participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of member states, advocating on a variety of internet-related human rights issues. The Universal Periodic Review is a process where members of the Human Rights Council examine the human rights record of each UN member state, holding governments accountable for the a...

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

Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations
Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations 30 May 2012 David Souter

This report, commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is concerned with the relationship between human rights and the internet; and with perceptions of the internet, its impact on human rights and the concept of internet rights within mainstream rights organisations. It pays particular attention to the rights encapsulated in Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal D...

Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR
Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR 22 May 2012 Joy Liddicoat

“… the internet has transformed human rights movements… Bloggers and human rights defenders who legitimately exercise their right to freedom of expression continue to be arbitrarily arrested, tortured and unjustly sentenced to imprisonment on the pretext of protecting national security or countering terrorism. Some have had their lives threatened and been the subject of death sentences. &...

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...

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