Freedom of Expression
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Digital rights community: “Charlie Hebdo tragedy must not be used by governments to expand surveillance”
The High Court of Kenya has temporarily suspended the implementation of eight clauses of the Security Laws (Amendment) Act of 2014, which restricts the exercise of human rights in Kenya. Access applauds the High Court’s decision in suspending these parts of the law law and urges the Court to thoroughly consider the entire law’s human rights impact in its ultimate assessment. …7 January 2015
Anyone who thinks that net neutrality is a boring issue for computer geeks needs to look outside the U.S. Countries around the world are championing the cause of an open internet by pushing for laws and policies that protect the features that made the internet what it is today. And they are just as fired up about net neutrality as President Obama himself was just this month, when he gave his full support for the open net. Net neutrality is not an American issue, or a European issue, or an African issue. It is increasingly a global issue.…24 November 2014
The sweeping new powers contained in Australia’s terror laws have the potential to violate privacy and expression rights of Australians and non-Australians and to “strike at the heart of press freedom.” The terror laws create a mutually reinforcing surveillance scheme, greatly restricting the spaces in which people are free to think and to act on and offline.…29 October 2014