Internet rights

Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online”
Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online” 15 January 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet
Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet 19 November 2015 Various

This edition of GISWatch presents stories from around the world on how the politics of sex and sexual rights activism takes place online. It examines how generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, are expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet.    

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

We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.

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.    

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

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”.    

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 the Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC IMPACT) project, APC has been working with members and partners in India, Malaysia and Pakistan to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has already produced three papers.

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

Those with internet access are more likely to enjoy the potential realisation of rights, while those without access lack such potential. Additionally, the control of technologies is not necessarily in the hands of traditional duty bearers in human rights law. In such a scenario, what is the relationship between access to the internet and the frameworks to allow internet access as a right?