Regional Consultation on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties; Political-Electoral Communication, Digital Surveillance and Access to the Internet

November 21, 2013 - November 22, 2013
CSO Event

The 3-day consultation will be held at the Holiday Inn Silom Hotel located at 981 Silom Rd, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand (Tel: +66 (0)2 238 4300). The link to the website for the consultation is:

Objectives of the Consultation

  • To explore the most urgent opportunities and challenges facing freedom of expression in Asia today.
  • To introduce the concept of political-electoral communication and collect regional recommendations for the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression´s report to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in June 2014.
  • To assess the current state of digital surveillance across the region, and explore the opportunities and challenges for promoting the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteurs Report on Surveillance and Freedom of Expression. 
  • To establish how the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteurs Report on Access to the Internet have or have not been implemented across the region and strategies for promoting internet access.
  • To bring civil society groups from across Asia together to develop strategies for working as a regional group with shared goals

Further Contact


Mr. Sayeed Ahmad, Country Team Programme Manager

Tel: +66 (0)2 637 9126; Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Mr. John Liu, East Asia Programme Officer

Tel: +66 (0)2 637 9126; Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Global Partners Digital

Ms. Dixie Hawtin

Tel: +44 (0)20 7549 0338; Email:[email protected]


Bytes for All, Pakistan

Mr. Shahzad Ahmad, Country Director

Tel: +92 333 5236 060; Email: [email protected]