Freedom of expression

#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest

28 August 2015 (APCNews)

APC and other human rights organisations join together to urge the Malaysian government respect its own commitment to internet freedom by facilitating freedom of expression during this weekend’s upcoming Bersih 4.0 protests. Read our statement to the Prime Minister.

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Malaysia government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests

By Access, Article 19, APC, HRW (August 2015, APC )
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Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Bytes for All 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.

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Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

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The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

By APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan (August 2015, APC )
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Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online

By APC and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) (August 2015, APC )
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Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet: "It’s not easy to make the general public understand how surveillance affects them"

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh and Tunisia.

APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists

4 August 2015 (APCNews)


The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister.

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Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.

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

By APC (July 2015, APC )

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

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