International - Alerts - 2012
Citizen Lab has provided a disturbing look into the use of a program to remotely invade and control the computers of Bahraini activists.
However, the rights body stopped short of recommending the Syria situation be referred to the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch noted.
"By rejecting ACTA, the European Parliament has opened the door to a truly open and participatory policy-making process. We can now hope that fundamental rights will be at the heart of European copyright reform”, says ARTICLE 19.
ARTICLE 19 criticised world leaders for not making firm commitments on access to information and public participation, but applauded their recognition of overall human rights and transparency.
Countries such as China, Ethiopia, South Korea, Russia and Thailand need to challenge and change specific laws and practices that restrict internet freedom, says Freedom House.
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ARTICLE 19 calls on member states of the HRC to insist on the full enjoyment of the right to freedom of expression by LGBT persons, including the right to receive and impart information and ideas concerning sexual orientation and gender identity.
"Any regulation of freedom of expression on the Internet must be guided by international standards," says ARTICLE 19.
RSF expresses concern that countries that use censorship tactics will be more likely to request the removal of controversial blogs, and therefore limit citizens' access to information.
RSF is deeply concerned by the announcement that Twitter will introduce geolocated censorship – censorship varying according to the social network user’s country location.