Internet rights

Human Rights Council
Human Rights Council 04 October 2013

APC participates at the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe, to raise awareness and build support for internet rights.

Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa
Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa 02 October 2013

Holding internet intermediaries liable is an increasing global trend that transfers the responsibilities of law enforcement, as well as of copyright enforcement, to internet service providers (ISP), both large and small. Internet intermediaries are therefore increasingly used to police and enforce the law on the internet and even to mete out punishments ranging from content control to user behavior.

Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum
Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum 13 May 2013

As a part of our “‘Internet rights are human rights’: Monitoring and defending freedom of expression and association on the internet” project, APC has developed a specialised curriculum that is concerned with the interface between human rights, ICTs and the internet, including the relationship between the international human rights regime and communication ...

FAQ: Internet rights are human rights
FAQ: Internet rights are human rights 18 April 2013 APC

The main focus of "Connect Your Rights! Internet rights are human rights" is on the right to freedom of expression and association. However, all rights are interconnected and no specific rights are more important than any others. All human rights depend on each other to be fully realised.

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2 30 October 2012 Various

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), which looked at internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online.    

GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1
GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1 29 October 2012 Various

The 2011 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, titled “Internet Rights and Democratization: focus on freedom of expression and association online” has published the first in a series of updates on six country reports. This special edition contains updates from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as an introduction from the Electronic ...

Human rights most affected by the internet
Human rights most affected by the internet 01 September 2012 APC

This infographic has been developed with the support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.        

Human rights online: New issues and threats
Human rights online: New issues and threats 21 September 2011 Joy Liddicoat

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...

Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet
Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet 28 April 2010 APC

Put sex and new technology together and you’ll always get waves. Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and content regulated for a multitude of reasons and the principal reason cited by governments across all g...

E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development
E-government: An opportunity for citizen participation in the era of digital development 05 June 2006 Valeria Betancourt

The initiatives that have been adopted to improve e-government in Latin America primarily focus on improving online services and state administration. Citizens, however, remain unable to participate in the decision-making process because this dimension, which is at least as important if not more then the previous one, has been left aside. As a starting point for reflecting on the issue, APC’s...

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