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The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story

Gambia

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

By APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation (December 2016, APC )

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016 (Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

By Various (November 2016, )

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APC welcomes ACHPR Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa

24 November 2016 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul on 4 November 2016. The resolution comes at a crucial moment, with the region witnessing regular internet shutdowns which impact directly on freedom of expression, in countries such as Gabon and Ethiopia.

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Crackdown on Bersih 2.0: APC condemns relentless attacks on freedom of assembly in Malaysia

18 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC calls on the authorities to immediately release all the detainees in relation to the Bersih rally and to protect the exercise of their constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights, including the right to protest, and urges the government of Malaysia to refrain from cracking down on peaceful assembly and refrain from creating hurdles in their mobilisation, including through the use of ICTs.

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Crackdown on Bersih 2.0: APC condemns relentless attacks on freedom of assembly in Malaysia

By APC (November 2016, )
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Blackout! Kashmir and network shutdowns

India

Kashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterKashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterSince July 2016, Kashmir has seen one of the longest, largest and most unified movements against human rights violations by the military, along with demands for demilitarisation and autonomy for the region.

"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

India

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