Asia/Pacific

APC IMPACT call for national research consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet

8 April 2017
(APCNews)

APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for civil so

APC IMPACT call for regional coordinator consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet

8 April 2017
(APCNews)

APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for research

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief

GUADALAJARA
5 December 2016
(APC for APCNews)

With the annual Internet Governance Forum kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, a

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

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

Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"

TUNIS
5 October 2016
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APCNews spoke with Mohammed al-Maskati, a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, during the recent Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) Summit in Tunis.

At the Internet Governance Middle East and North Africa Summit: What is the role of civil society?

TUNIS
29 September 2016
(APC)

“Together for a free and open internet” is the motto for this year’s IGMENA Summit, an event bringing together more than a hundred digital rights activists, human rights defenders, journalists and other stakeholders around internet rights and internet governance in th

Pakistan's human rights record under scrutiny at the Human Rights Committee

1 September 2016
(APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Media Matters for Democracy )

The manner in which the government of Pakistan orchestrated the forceful enactment of the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act is demonstrative of its blatant disregard for human rights and due process.

“Although the cyber crime bill will soon become law, the movement to oppose or amend it has not come to an end"

12 August 2016
(Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC)

Pakistan’s new and controversial cyber crime bill is poised to become a law aft

Bytes for All new report: Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2016

10 August 2016
(Bytes for All, Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan has raised concern over the declining state of fundamental rights in online space

Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region

AMMAN
26 May 2016
(Mohammad Tarakiyee)

This paper focuses on regional challenges to civil participation in internet governance and the state of internet rights in the Middle East and North Africa, linking them with civil society advocacy strategies.

What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa?

24 May 2016
(APC)

During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Despite the increasing sophistication of persecution, the efforts to defend human rights, both online and offline, have not ceased.

Digital rights advocacy in the Arab world and the Universal Periodic Review

24 May 2016
(APC)

This report explores how local groups in the Maghreb and Machrek regions are engaged in internet-related rights advocacy at the national and regional levels, and how that reflects upon the inclusion of these issues in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

Point of View, APC's new member in India: “We're kindred spirits – we care about the same things”

PERGAMINO
24 May 2016
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC welcomes Point of View as a formal member of the network.

Digital safety in context: Perspectives on digital security training and human rights realities in the Arab world

20 May 2016
(APC)

During 2011, in the period dubbed the “Arab Spring”, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Since then, it has also become a space for oppression of activism and dissent.

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