Internet rights

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 outside world. Since 2005, the internet has been increasingly seen as a threat to “security, cultura...

Sweden's proposed expert panel explained
Sweden's proposed expert panel explained 09 September 2011 APC

APC’s Joy Liddicoat explains the significance of Sweden’s proposal to the Human Rights Council to establish an expert panel on the internet and human rights. What has APC been doing at the United Nations Human Rights Council? APC has been developing its work in the Human Rights Council, which is the primary body in the United Nations that considers human rights issues and monitors...

Why should we care about internet rights? Because internet rights are human rights, says APC
Why should we care about internet rights? Because internet rights are human rights, says APC 01 February 2011 APC

Fifty years ago the international community agreed upon a set of rights to which everyone is entitled. As the internet has become more important in our everyday lives and as we’ve seen in Egypt and Tunisia in the last few days, a critical means for people to defend their rights and to fight for them, the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should apply everywhere...

DRC: Alternatives supports a multilateral initiative for ICT advocacy
DRC: Alternatives supports a multilateral initiative for ICT advocacy 05 September 2006 Sylvie Niombo for APCNews

For the past six years, Alternatives, a non-governmental organisation whose head office is in Canada, has run two main programmes concerned with community development (eg. the reconstruction of schools in various areas), advocacy and capacity building in information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Reduction in the digital divide in the DRC throug...

APC Internet Rights Charter
APC Internet Rights Charter 14 March 2006 APC

Click here to download the APC Internet Rights Charter in over 20 languages The internet is a global public space that must be open, affordable and accessible to all. As more and more people gain access to this space, many remain excluded. Like the process of globalisation with which it has been closely intertwined, the spread of internet access takes place with uneven results and often exacerb...

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