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Tweets for Women: Reflections on Challenging Misogyny Online

Digital feminist activists have been following closely a campaign to demand clearer and more effective Twitter policies on sexually violent tweets.

Democracy on Internet

The Internet has become a space for people to express themselves, to dig up information, even mobilizing the masses.

Necessary and proportionate: Civil society agrees on principles on surveillance and human rights

Winnipeg

This week, in collaboration with more than 100 non-governmental and civil society groups from around the world, APC has signed on to support the launch of a set of international principles on communications surveillance and human rights.

More than a hundred global groups make a principled stand against surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO

For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.

New WikiLeaks doco begs the question: should the public know state secrets

Johannesburg

I would expect most people leaving the cinema after watching the recently-released documentary, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, would plunge into debate over a raft of flow-on topics, such as is Julian Assange a crusader for civilian empowerment and government/corporate accountability or a cheeky, power-hungry hacker hell bent on anarchy and achieving hero-status.

Tweetup on #OrangeDay and say NO to violence against women & girls in cyberspace

Violence against women & girls is perpetrated in various ways online. At the same time, technology can offer critical tools to access services and to fight against VAW & girls.

Is cyberspace a safe space for women and girls?

Winnipeg, Canada

Today is #orangeday, a monthly campaign to raise global awareness on issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.

Days two and three of the African school on internet governance

DURBAN

After three days of hard work, AfriSIG officially ended last Friday. Participants, certificate in pocket, are getting ready to get back to their countries and translate the ever changing and evolving world of internet governance into a language meaningful to their constituencies: colleagues at the parliament or regulatory agency, media organisations, academic centres, NGOs.

Rich diversity at first African Internet Governance Summer School in Durban

The first African Internet Governance Summer School in Durban kicked off on 9th July 2013 with an introductory dinner. The diversity of participants, presenters and facilitators across Africa and the world was amazing.

Day one of the African school on internet governance

DURBAN

Thirty-five people from all over Africa are gathered in Durban for three days to study internet governance and why they need to be involved in it.

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