APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet

NAIROBI 30 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

The Swedish proposal to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet passes by consensus at the Human Rights Council. APC welcomes this as a crucial step to having internet rights be the theme of the 2012 IGF.

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Can we have internet governance without internet rights?

NAIROBI 29 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s pre-event on access as a right helps bring human rights issues to the forefront at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi

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Human rights online: New issues and threats

By Joy Liddicoat (September 2011, APC )

This Connect your Rights! policy issue paper from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) outlines the state of human rights online and the major challenges that activists and human rights defenders are facing. As levels of censorship and surveillance are increasing worldwide – even in democratic countries – the work and lives of human rights defenders are being threatened. APC calls for the theme of the 2012 IGF to focus exclusively on human rights.

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Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

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Sep 26 2011


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Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15)
Remarks from hosts and partners

Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15)
Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on:

How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education,

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Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights

MONTEVIDEO 13 June 2011 (AL for APCNews)

With our coverage of APC’s event on human rights and the internet at the Human Rights Council in Geneva earlier this month, we’ve launched a new web space. Find all our content related to these issues in one place.

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Gay Girl in Damascus is really a man

So it turns out Gay Girl in Damascus, the “woman” who stole our hearts with tales of her repression in Syria, is really a man.

New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet


Governments surveillance and filtration on the internet is increasing.

APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International

CALGARY 26 May 2011 (LC for APCNews)

On May 13 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and should be banned in the country. Curious to understand more about this ruling, Clea Caulcutt of Radio France International’s Web Watch programme speaks to Grady Johnson of APC’s Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign to get a better understanding of what is at stake. Listen to the interview

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UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva.

The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council

GENEVA 25 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

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