On 17 July, the Tanzania government issued new Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations. These new regulations repress online speech, privacy and access to information.
APC joined with other civil society organisations to congratulate and welcome Irene Khan to her new role as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to highlight some broad priority themes that require particular attention.
Last month the Economic Community of West African States Community Court of Justice ruled that the 2017 internet shutdown in Togo was illegal. But barely a week later, Ethiopia initiated a nationwide shutdown, serving as a reminder of the persistent threat of internet shutdowns on the continent.
Rights and advocacy organisation VOICE expresses deep concern over the arrest of journalists, online activists, teachers, students, writers and cartoonists, among others, under the Digital Security Act 2018, and urges the Bangaldeshi government to scrap the law.
Earlier this month, the Jakarta State Administrative Court declared as illegal the internet shutdowns in Papua and West Papua enforced by the Indonesian government in 2019.
In Uganda, social media is one of the avenues for disseminating information on COVID-19 to citizens. however, the effectiveness has been undermined by the social media tax, which requires telecom subscribers to pay a daily subscription in order to access popular social media platforms.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet. This article explores what happened at the original epicentre of the pandemic and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring it under control.
Between 2017 and 2019, May First’s Technology and Revolution Convergence campaign brought together over 1,400 activists in 25 local and regional sessions held in the United States and Mexico to foster open discussions about the role of technology in revolutionary change.
APC member organisation Bytesforall Bangladesh recently conducted a series of interviews with a number of prominent ICT and telecom experts to understand the current landscape, awareness, activities and policy framework around net neutrality in Bangladesh.
Bytesforall Bangladesh has prepared the following infographic on net neutrality in Bangladesh. Net neutrality is rather an emerging debate in Bangladesh and this infographic tries to reflect the background of it.