internet shutdowns

HRC43: APC statement on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
HRC43: APC statement on the situation of human rights in Myanmar 10 March 2020 APC

APC and the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization thank the Special Rapporteur for her report on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, particularly for highlighting how ICTs are being leveraged to perpetuate violations against religious minorities such as the Rohingya.

#KeepIton: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure during the elections in Togo
#KeepIton: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure during the elections in Togo 21 February 2020 Various

APC joined this call on the government of Togo to ensure that the internet, including social media and other communication channels, remains open, secure and accessible before, during and after the upcoming presidential elections.

A step closer to realising internet freedoms in India: Supreme Court rules indefinite internet shutdowns are unconstitutional
A step closer to realising internet freedoms in India: Supreme Court rules indefinite internet shutdowns are unconstitutional 14 January 2020 APC

APC welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court of India, which held that the indefinite imposition of internet shutdowns is unconstitutional, and calls on the government of India to recognise and realise access to the internet as a human and fundamental right.

 Egypt: Stop the crackdown on civil society
Egypt: Stop the crackdown on civil society 02 October 2019 APC

At the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) we are alarmed at the crackdown on Egyptian civil society, which has intensified over the past weeks amidst demonstrations calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to resign. Among those arrested is blogger, software developer and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a friend of APC and key figure in the 2011 uprising.

EngageMedia: On recent internet blocking and throttling in West Papua
EngageMedia: On recent internet blocking and throttling in West Papua 20 September 2019 Rezwan Islam for EngageMedia

As an organisation that stands for media freedom and digital rights, EngageMedia finds the recent threats against freedom of expression in West Papua concerning, including undue restriction and harassment, as well as internet blocking and throttling.

Civil society organisations issue statement denouncing internet shutdowns in Sudan
Civil society organisations issue statement denouncing internet shutdowns in Sudan 12 July 2019

In the wake of violence in Sudan, MTN Sudan and other telecommunications companies blocked access to the internet through disruption of various local and roaming cellular data networks, as well as some fixed-line services.

Statement at HRC draws attention to draconian and discriminatory measures in Sri Lanka
Statement at HRC draws attention to draconian and discriminatory measures in Sri Lanka 11 July 2019 APC and Women and Media Collective

HRC41: Statement by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Women and Media Collective draws attention to the negative impact of the state of emergency on marginalised communities and persons in Sri Lanka.

HRC41: Statement regarding the spread of hate speech offline and online in Myanmar
HRC41: Statement regarding the spread of hate speech offline and online in Myanmar 11 July 2019 APC and MIDO

Oral statement delivered by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) regarding the spread of hate speech offline and online in Myanmar.

HRC41: APC oral statement on violations of human rights in online contexts
HRC41: APC oral statement on violations of human rights in online contexts 01 July 2019 APC

Oral statement delivered during the general debate on Item 3 at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.

Joint statement on the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin States by digital rights organisations and other civil society organisations
Joint statement on the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin States by digital rights organisations and other civil society organisations 24 June 2019 Various

APC supports the call to the Myanmar government to immediately lift all restrictions on internet access and to restore telecommunication unconditionally to full capacity in the nine townships of Rakhine and Chin States.

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