Internet rights

Why the internet is feminist issue
Why the internet is feminist issue 17 April 2012 APC WNSP

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

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...

Locking up cyberspace could lead to undemocratic elections in Pakistan
Locking up cyberspace could lead to undemocratic elections in Pakistan 24 February 2012

The government of Pakistan currently has plans to filter the internet, which will affect freedom of expression, speech and opinion in the country. Bytes for All fears the internet will be further restricted as the 2013 general elections approach. Read the public statement by Bytes for All.

New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions
New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions 08 December 2011 APC

On Human Rights Day APC and Hivos launch Information Society Watch 2011. We investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.

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.    

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

The world has witnessed in Egypt and Tunisia that when governments feel threatened not only do they censor individuals but they also try to take away the tools they use to contact and inform each other and organise. APC thinks that internet rights, such as freedom of expression and freedom of association, should not be taken from granted, and is working both globally and locally to make them a...

Internet rights are human rights
Internet rights are human rights 22 November 2010 APC

Restricting free expression, association and the free flow of information on the internet has become a global trend and its intensity and impact is greatest in countries lacking a culture of democracy or strong human rights regimes. People who speak out against repression risk their own freedom and safety and the sites that carry their online denouncements are often censored or banned. A new AP...

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

Alternatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is undertaking information and communication technology related activities in collaboration with the Multisectoral ICT Initiative (DMTIC). Since last June, Alternatives has been supporting a feasibility study and advocacy for an internet backbone for open access in the DRC.

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

The APC Internet Rights Charter is available in 20 languages including Urdu, Filipino, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Catalan and Russian.

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