Asia/Pacific

#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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Malaysian 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, 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.

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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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Foundation for Media Alternatives: A Philippine Multistakeholder Forum on Internet Governance

Philippines

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.

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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Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience

India

As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech!

Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters in internet governance

Philippines

In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month, we, participants from different countries — Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, were asked to arrange these words on a “ladder of hierarchy”.

Ladder one

  • Married man
  • Unmarried man
  • Married woman, un

ICT, women’s rights and migration

Philippines

Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. Most of the women working abroad were domestic workers, 98% of them. The number of migrant women in health and medical fields, hotels, restaurants and shops and other services sector are also bigger.

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