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Inside the Digital Society: Going viral
Inside the Digital Society: Going viral 16 March 2020 David Souter

I took a break from blogging last week. Since I last wrote, two weeks ago, a serious health problem in some countries has become pandemic. It’s the main news item everywhere; critical to the health of millions today; an existential fear for more; utterly disruptive to social relationships, economies and livelihoods in more and more countries. Yesterday I heard a reporter say “the hashtag #staytathome is going viral” – without realising what he said. This time, “going viral” is for...

Challenge hate speech: What does your hate speech monster look like?
Challenge hate speech: What does your hate speech monster look like? 13 January 2020 Cathy Chen

What does your hate speech monster look like? This is the question posed in a video we have produced as part of our project "Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia". Our #ChallengeHateSpeech project aims to contribute to the efforts made by movements pushing back against hate speech through different strategies. These include generating creative, artistic and critical content that promotes discourses and narratives t...

New index on racism against Palestinians on social media
New index on racism against Palestinians on social media 11 March 2019

Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. From all the posts mentioning the term “Arabs”, 1 out of 10 contain an insult or an invitation to violence against Palestinians. These are some of the revelations included in the Index of Racism...

Preserving digital rights during elections in Cameroon
Preserving digital rights during elections in Cameroon 23 September 2018 Avis Momeni

PROTEGE QV, an APC member organisation based in Cameroon, joined other local and international civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, internet service providers and content platforms for the multistakeholder symposium "Digital Rights and Elections in Cameroon: Fighting dangerous speech online while preserving digital rights". The symposium, which took place in Yaoundé on 12-13 Septem...

Hate speech laws in India
Hate speech laws in India 14 May 2018 Centre for Communication Governance

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University (Delhi) has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns.  This report is an effort to map hate speech laws in India, and attempts to offer a clear overview to anyone interested ...

Inside the Information Society: Growing up online
Inside the Information Society: Growing up online 06 February 2018

A third of the world’s Internet users, says UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children report, on Children in a Digital World, are younger than 18. How they use it shapes their attitudes, behaviour, opportunities, and therefore shapes their futures. That deserves more – and more sophisticated – attention from the Internet’s stakeholders than it gets. Two attitudes Talk about the Interne...

Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 16 June 2016 Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and EMPOWER

Joint written statement submitted by the Association for Progressive Communications to the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council: State of Internet Rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan With the increasing use of the internet for the exercise of freedom of expression and exchange of opinion globally, governments must fulfill their obligation to promote and protect human rights online. Howev...

Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings
Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings 19 August 2015 APC

Murdered blogger Niloy Neel, Image by Reza Sumon. Copyright Demotix APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression. This tragic los...

Online Advocacy Summer University
Online Advocacy Summer University 06 April 2012 Eva Bognar

Online Free Expression and Communication Policy Advocacy: a Toolkit for Media DevelopmentRecent events in Egypt and Tunisia remind us that the development of the internet as a global, free and open resource stands at a perpetual crossroads. The issue of free and open communications is not only relevant in the case of repressive regimes and transitional democracies, but remains crucial across ...

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