Kathmandu Statement

Today, participants in the South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression that took place in Kathmandu in early November released a statement reflecting their main areas of concern and shared agreements in each of those areas. Here is the full text of the statement:

KATHMANDU STATEMENT

 We, participants in the South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression, having met in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 2-4 November 2011 to deliberate on the state of freedom of expression in our region in the digital age, and coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Read the rest of this entry »

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Assessing Freedom of Expression in South Asia

From 2 to 4 November 2011, the Internet Democracy Project, in collaboration with Point of View (India), the Centre for Policy Alternatives (Sri Lanka) and Global Partners and Associates (UK) will be organising a South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression in Kathmandu, Nepal.

In June 2011, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council his report on the Internet and Freedom of Expression. This meeting seeks to promote Read the rest of this entry »