freedom of expression

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Lebanon: Free speech is a gateway crime

Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 - 22:32 | 4,845 views
The recent controversy surrounding the Gay Girl in Damascus (who turned out to be anything but) has this blogger scratching his head. Why are we all so focused on how MacMaster misled us, and not on the real issue?

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EROTICS in Brazil: The complex universe of sexuality on the internet

Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 12:30 | 8,573 views
Sexuality Policy Watch and the Latin American Centre on Sexuality and Human Rights teamed up together to conduct the EroTICs research in Brazil. In an interview with Flavia Fascendini, they talked about their participation in the project as an opportunity to address the nuanced impact of new Internet legislation on sexuality. They approached this complex issue from two sides: looking at...

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India and South Africa: The hidden story of sex on the internet

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 15:28 | 16,685 views
After two years the EROTICS research has revealed that sex on the internet is much more than just pornography, but instead it includes a vibrant ecosystem of individuals sharing and discovering their sexuality online. Not only that, the internet provides a space for sexual and identity rights activists to organize and advocate for change.

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Lebanon and USA: Where is the line for sex on the internet?

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 23:07 | 8,908 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with EroTICS researchers Melissa Hope Ditmore and Kevicha Echols as well as LGBT activist Nadine Moawad about the role of the internet in our sexual lives. They talk about the effect that filtering and censorship have on sexual expression and access to information, particularly for youth and LGBT persons.

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Gay Girl in Damascus is actually Straight Man in Scotland

Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 15:46 | 3,574 views
If you saw the headline you have no doubt already heard the news that Gay Girl in Damascus was totally a dude. I know, right?

Publication

Emerging forms of violence on the internet impact on women's rights, declares APC at the Human Rights Council

Posted Thu 9 Jun 2011 - 22:08 | 3,967 views
APC calls on states to brings attention to emerging threats to women's freedom of expression and emerging forms of violence on the internet that impact on women's rights.The Statement is part of a set of recommendations submitted to the Human Rights Council in preparation for its seventeenth regular session (30 May – 17 June 2011).

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Checkin from the Human Rights Council, a new and complex universe!

Posted Thu 9 Jun 2011 - 21:37 | 4,128 views
Marina Maria representing the APC's EroTICs project at the 17th session of UN Human Rights Council shares her experiences from the mission to 'a new and complex universe'.

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Let's continue the debate: 'Internet rights are human rights' panel's video recording

Posted Fri 3 Jun 2011 - 15:00 | 3,644 views
The video recording of excellent panel on freedom of expression and the internet organized by the APC in cooperation with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva on 3 June, is now available online http://media.lscube.org/view?what=/APC/apc_2011_06_03.mpg. Let's keep dialog...

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Women's rights and the internet at the Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 31 May 2011 - 17:49 | 11,435 views
The increasing prevalence of the internet in all aspect of our lives is becoming impossible to ignore, and that it is becoming pivotal in the realisation of our fundamental rights and freedoms. At the same session of the UN Human Rights Council, where the role of the internet on the right to freedom of opinion and expression is being reported by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression...

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APC co-organises event on the internet at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session

Posted Tue 31 May 2011 - 14:41 | 3,169 views
as part of APC’s Connect your rights! campaign, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva on 3 June, 13:00 to 15:00, room XXV, Palais des Nations. Remote participation will be available. The panel will also focus on the specific impacts of freedom of expression and freedom of association on women’s and sexual rights.