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Online surveillance and censorship in Sudan

SUDAN

Background

In Sudan there are four licensed telecommunications companies – Sudani, Zain, MTN and Canar ‒ which provide both internet and mobile phone services. Zain, MTN and Canar are foreign-owned companies, while the government owns 22% percent of Sudani shares and the rest are owned by private investors.

ASEAN Forum discusses freedom of expression in the digital age

Philippines

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has recognised the vital role of information and communications technology (ICT) in ASEAN integration. Towards this end, it has laid out plans for its development under the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan.

New edition of Security in-a-Box: Challenges faced by women human rights defenders and sexual rights activists

Argentina

Tactical Tech, Frontline and APC are working on a new edition of Security in-a-Box, which will focus explicitly on the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and, more importantly, ways in which these challenges can be overcome.

This new edition will include an

Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

India

“I keep one mobile phone for the family and one for the clients,” said Renuka Kale, a sex worker in her late twenties living in Sangli district in south Maharashtra and an activist with VAMP* (Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad, also known as the Sex Workers’ Collective Against Injustice).

APC launches collaborative initiative to protect, promote and defend sexual rights online

Winnipeg, Canada

From April 12th – 17th, APC’s Women’s Rights and Communications Information Policy programmes will bring together activists working in the sexual rights movement and internet rights movement to a global dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and

National advocacy plan on digital migration in Mozambique

MAPUTO

On December 5, 2013, a national advocacy planning workshop on digital migration in Mozambique took place in Maputo.

Nigeria and the UPR: Human rights on the internet

LAGOS

The final adoption of recommendations made to Nigeria at the Universal Periodic Review took place on the 20th of March 2014 (video available here). Nigeria, a member state of the UN, was previously reviewed at the 17th session of the UPR in October 2013.

Bangladesh Delegation@ NETmundial 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

Bangladesh Delegation@ NETmundial 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) is joining to The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance on 23rd and 24th April, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP.

South Africa - The ICT Policy Review: Where Is the Boldness of Vision?

South Africa

Sick and tired of too much foreign content on television and too much political meddling in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)? Fed up with some of the most exploitative communications costs in the world?

The Video-For-Change Africa Network is Born!

South Africa

Last week, video for change activists convened at the University of Cape Town in South Africa to share and learn from one another on how video is being used to create social change in East and Southern Africa.

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