European Union, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
The European Commission, through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), provides assistance to the development and consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia (2018-2021)
Networking for freedom online and offline: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan (2014-2017)
This report captures the first results of a project aimed at creating generative processes and spaces for discussions in Bangladesh around free speech and hate speech and their implications which could continue beyond the scope and timeline of the project.
Governments in Southeast Asia largely rely on laws to quell communal tensions and manage the diverse communities within their countries, but this has resulted in the dominance of ethno-religious majorities. This report examines the implications in Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Singapore.
This report presents insights into online caste-hate speech, combining qualitative accounts of the targets of such expression on social media platforms with an analysis of these platforms’ speech norms.
APC, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network, conducted the Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia workshop.
This study sets out to analyse the qualitative impact of fake news on racial, ethnic and sexual minority communities in Indonesia. Indonesia presents an interesting case, given how the impact of disinformation in the country has been particularly pronounced.
This publication tells a story of collective adaptation and resilience, closeness and collaboration, care and connections, of a growing community navigating change.
Twenty-four digital rights defenders will convene from 20 to 24 September for the “Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia” workshop. Over the course of the week, the participants will explore a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and ...
How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? The third session of the Challenge lecture series explored strategies and reflections on the challenges and opportunities to create an online experience that is truly freeing and inclusive to everyone, regardless of caste.
The second session of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021, “Decolonising media, communications and technology studies: An (anti)caste perspective”, addressed how analysis of the media on caste issues does not take into consideration how embedded and structural caste practices are in this field.
The Challenge Lecture Series 2021 which began on 6 August 2021, aims to explore how caste is studied and analysed in the current context of media and technology and make recommendations on new approaches to fully understand caste and analyse how it affects societies across the world.