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Making digital rights and internet governance conversations appealing and relatable with new media
Making digital rights and internet governance conversations appealing and relatable with new media 16 October 2019 Olamide Egbayelo

I have always been of the opinion that POLICY IS BORING, I say this every time I have the opportunity to be at gatherings where policy discussions, especially tech/internet  policies are held and I also ask myself all of these times, what can I do to make these conversations more interesting to the people who the outcomes of these conversations will benefit the most? Getting accepted into the 7th African School on Internet Governance held from the 4th to 9th September 2019 in N'Djam...

Philippines: Foundation for Media Alternatives denounces arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Philippines: Foundation for Media Alternatives denounces arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 14 February 2019 Foundation for Media Alternatives

After the arrest of Award-winning Philippine journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) published the following statement (also published on their website). As of 14 February, Ressa has been freed on bail, a day after her arrest on charges of "cyber-libel" drew international condemnation. FMA denounces the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. As advocates of human rights and communication rights, FMA stands by press freedo...

Preventing online violent radicalisation of youth: “Media and information literacy is the counter-narrative”
Preventing online violent radicalisation of youth: “Media and information literacy is the counter-narrative” 14 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

Setting the tone at the outset of the Internet Governance Forum Day 2 workshop “Preventing Youth from Online Violent Radicalisation”, moderator Boyan Radoykov of UNESCO acknowledged that addressing youth extremism is an “extremely challenging issue and extremely challenging work.” This reality was confirmed by the conversation that followed, which exposed the tensions between the growin...

APC members in 2017: Women shaping journalistic practice in Bulgaria
APC members in 2017: Women shaping journalistic practice in Bulgaria 25 September 2018 BlueLink.net

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on a feminist internet. In October 2017, BlueLink held a roundtable with practising journalists, university journalism professors, media representatives and gender experts in Bulgaria, focused on women shaping journalistic practice in Bulgaria. It probed into the image of a woman journalist, the role of women...

Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan
Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan 08 August 2018 Komal Tariq Mughal, Zafar Nizamani and Sadaf Khan

The threats to media have taken many shapes and forms throughout the history of Pakistan, and yet, the 2018 elections have brought along a fresh wave of challenges. From attacks on journalists to attacks on business freedoms of media houses resulting in financial and commercial repercussions, from organised hate speech against journalists to the use of cybercrime and other laws to initiate...

Media Matters for Democracy: Letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation
Media Matters for Democracy: Letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation 05 July 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

  Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), our member in Pakistan, has published a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to curb the spread of election-related online misinformation and ensure implementation of  the Code of Conduct (CoC) for political parties in online spaces. We are republishing their letter here, in the context of political and religious violence i...

Self-censorship in Pakistani media
Self-censorship in Pakistani media 09 May 2018 Media Matters for Democracy

As many as 88% of Pakistani journalists said they self-censor in their professional work and are most likely to hold back information related to religious and security matters in their reporting and personal conversations, according to new research by APC member Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD). The study, Surrendering to Silence: An Account of self-censorship among Pakistani journa...

CIVICUS: Joint letter on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia
CIVICUS: Joint letter on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia 03 April 2018 CIVICUS

In a letter to the Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate, a coalition of over 40 civil society organisations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders To: Prime Minister-Designate, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali  Cc: Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative                    ...

Introducing Cathy Chen, APC's publications and multimedia coordinator
Introducing Cathy Chen, APC's publications and multimedia coordinator 01 December 2017

The APC communications team has a new member: her name is Cathy Chen, born in Taiwan and Canadian by choice, but mostly a world traveller. She joined the APC staff in July as our new publications and multimedia coordinator, and she started with a big challenge, which was designing the visuals for APC's Member Meeting 2017. She defines herself as a "visual communication strategist" and has ...

EMPOWER Malaysia: "Stop censoring information"
EMPOWER Malaysia: "Stop censoring information" 26 February 2016 Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER)

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged at the blocking of The Malaysian Insider by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). We are alarmed that this is only the latest manifestation of an ongoing and worsening trend of internet censorship in Malaysia. Section 3 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA 1998) indeed provides that “[n]othing i...

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