Global Freedom of Expression

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia

The Association of Progressive Communications recently held “Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia” an annual capacity-building event that brings together young researchers, journalists, technologists, lawyers and digital rights defenders from the region to enhance their understanding of laws governing online spaces and technology. This year the workshop covered 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 process, among others. The workshop was an opportunity for participants to learn more about these issues and how to advocate for change at the national, regional and international level. Summaries of the sessions and a Wiki, full of resources, are available.