Internet rights

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session

GENEVA
24 February 2017
(Deborah Brown (APC); Elena Goldstein and Peter Micek (Access Now))

The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva.

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

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

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 33rd session

GENEVA
13 September 2016
(Deborah Brown (APC) and Peter Micek and Christy Provines (Access Now) for APCNews)

The 33nd session of the Human Rights Council is taking place 12-30 September 2016, and will address the human rights situation in numerous countries where rights violations extend to the on

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet

COSTA DO SARUÍPE
2 September 2016
(APC)

Feminism – in all of its diversity and creativity – will be at the heart of engagement with technology from 8 to 11 September in Costa do Saruípe, Brazil.

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.

The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum

19 August 2016
(AWID)

From 8 to 11 September, in Costa do Saruípe, Brazil, we will hold a space that puts feminism – in all of

Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa

JOHANNESBURG
14 July 2016
(APC for APCNews)

APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative a

UNHRC: Resolution reaffirming human rights online adopted

1 July 2016
(APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of resolution reaffirming the importance of promoting and protecting human rights on the internet.

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 32nd session

GENEVA
12 June 2016
(Deborah Brown (APC); Deniz Duru Aydin and Peter Micek (Access Now))

The 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 13 June to 1 July in Geneva. Internet rights will be discussed coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the Council.

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.

RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed”

SAN FRANCISCO
13 May 2016
(APC)

“While the perspectives of the global South do not yet fully permeate discussions in RightsCon, it is emerging as a space where they can be addressed, discussed and more fully understood.”

The government and the Association of Internet Providers block access to websites in Ecuador

14 April 2016
(APC for APCNews)

A leaked document shows that the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa in collaboration with the private sector has the techn

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