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Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities 17 February 2016 APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities. This was the focus of a statement launched by APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan to contribute to the last report of the UN Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Religion or Belief’s, released in light of the upcoming Human Rights Council session. Freedom of expression and freedom of religion are internationally guaranteed fundamental human rig...

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015 APC

Professor Joseph A. Cannataci APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level. In a checklist APC developed with other civil society organisations in April, we emphasised qualities that th...

Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation
Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation 17 July 2015 APC

In October 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources
Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources 17 July 2015 APC

In October 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development
WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development 02 July 2015 Valeria Betancourt

APC statement on the occasion of the WSIS+10 Informal interactive stakeholder consultation, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 2 July 2015 Introduction I am speaking on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications a global network with members in more than 50 countries. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years. Our commen...

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications 17 June 2015

At HRC29, on 17 June 2015. Photo by Shawna Finnegan. At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity....

APC letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
APC letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10) 13 June 2015 APC

The goal of people-centred information societies can only be achieved through constant adherence to the principle of inclusive participation. This is why meaningful participation of all stakeholders is so important in the ten-year review and in furthering the WSIS vision beyond 2015.

Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)
Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10) 13 June 2015 APC

On 9 June, ahead of the UN General Assembly’s first “stocktaking session” on the ten-year review of the World Summit on Information Society, APC and other civil society organisations sent a letter to the President of the General Assembly calling for meaningful participation from non-governmental stakeholders in the review. Our letter includes specific recommendations to make t...

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