APC

The Impact of the Internet

In the world of global activism, the internet has a central role. On the plus side, it allows for wider communication and freedom of expression, and houses networks through which to organize protests and rally support. However, political and cultural censorship are rife in many countries such as China and Pakistan. The latter banned Twitter, Facebook and Youtube completely in 2011 and 2012 in the midst of political unrest. This infographic, created for the APC, gives an overview of the impact the internet has on human rights worldwide, with case studies plus a comprehensive breakdown of the specific articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.