Internet rights

Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead
Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead 25 September 2012 Joy Liddicoat

It’s been a year of increasing debates about the internet and human rights among governments in the UN. Read this account of the main developments since 2011 and the challenges ahead.

APC calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names
APC calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names 28 August 2012

The Association for Progressive Communications joins the Non Commercial Users Constituency in calling upon ICANN to consider human rights when deciding on new generic top-level domain names.

How the internet impacts human rights
How the internet impacts human rights 28 August 2012 FD

Human rights play out differently on the streets than on the internet. This has been true for years, but today in age, not only are ‘internet rights’ are being promoted — they are also being violated at an astounding speed. David Souter has investigated the internet’s impacts on human rights. Also check out our infographic of his comprehensive research.

New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador
New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador 15 August 2012 AL

The people of Ecuador are working together to get the government to change a new regulation that will allow the state to collect users’ personal data without a warrant.    

Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet
Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet 13 August 2012 FD

APCNews has interviewed Rebecca Vincent, a human rights consultant who is currently working with ARTICLE 19 to coordinate the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, a coalition of international organisations working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. Here’s her take on the human rights situation on Azerbaijan’s net.

Civil society speaks out on dangerous new cybercrime law in Peru
Civil society speaks out on dangerous new cybercrime law in Peru 31 July 2012

A new law would essentially eliminate anonymity online, force companies to comply with government requests for user data, and put average internet users at risk of imprisonment. Access, APC and other ogranisations wrote an open letter to the Peruvian Congress.

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 May 2012, APC supported participation in the 13th session of the UPR by members and networks from Ecuador, India, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines, following stakeholder report submissions made in late 2011. Several governments expressed interest in internet-related issues, including the right to information, freedom of expression, and cybersecurity.

Declaration of internet freedom
Declaration of internet freedom 02 July 2012

A collective that believes the internet should be an open and free space has agreed on some basic principles to start a global conversation: expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. Join APC in supporting the declaration.

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.

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...

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