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Carlos Afonso's speech at the IGF opening ceremony: "Let the internet flourish freely to the benefit of those who live at its edges, which are all of us"

Baku

“Let the Internet flourish freely to the benefit of those who live at its edges, which are all of us,” said Carlos Afonso in his speech during the opening ceremony of this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6 November 2012.

Policing expression online: hate speech, internet culture and online security

Winnipeg, Canada

What are the consequences of blocking access to hateful content? What role do individual internet users play in perpetuating discrimination online?

Although online hate speech has been a growing concern for many years, recent cases have demonstrated the complexity of this issue, and its impact on cultural, political, social, and economic well-being.

Project for Human Rights Education

Last year, the German non-profit organizations /e-politik.de/ e.V. and edeos- digital education produced a short animated video clip which gives an overview about Human Rights(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbul3hxYGNU). Since the video did find a huge audience in the World Wide Web, we decided to produce three more in-depth clips about the same topic.

UPR 14: Freedom of expression, online censorship and the review of Pakistan

Winnipeg

On Monday, October 22nd, the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began the 14th session of its Working Group, reviewing the human rights situation in 14 countries, and reporting on the implementation of recommendations and pledges made in the fir

Papuan Voices: 9 award winning videos online

The Papuan Voices site is now live, and includes the nine selected short videos from West Papua, study guides, screening guides, and a media pack. Join the conversation, learn more about West Papua, post comments, and share your ideas!

ICTs: A THREAT TO GLOBAL HEALTH?

South Africa

In the past two decades, smart phones have dramatically reshaped the way that we socialize with friends and family, share information, conduct business, and entertain ourselves in our day to day lives. We are living in a society dominated by wireless devices, which is unprecedented in human history. We are absolutely nuts about technology.

Exciting award for innovative libraries promoting social inclusion

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is offering a new award – for library services using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to contribute to social inclusion in the community.
The award, which includes a prize of US$1,500, is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.

Two public libraries win award for innovative health services

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) award for contribution to community health.

Upcoming online forum: "Using ICT to enable Agricultural Innovation Systems for smallholders"

This is the fourth in a series of online discussions that stem from the launch of the World Bank’s ICT in Agriculture e-Sourcebook and the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes.

ICT can expand communication, cooperation, and ultimately innovation among the wide array of actors in agriculture.

Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom

San José

I recently interviewed Kemly Camacho of APC member Sula Batsu in Costa Rica on the new cybercrime law that was introduced in her country. The law is a fantastic challenge (in a negative way) to internet freedom. In fact, Costa Rica is probably making one of the most direct assaults on journalism and a free and open internet. What does it mean for the world?

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