Solidarity is more than a Forum


The first World Social Forum, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, defined this ongoing process as an “open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action” for movements and organisations opposed to

GISWatch: Mexico should legislate on the use of unwarranted government surveillance


On 14 April, we presented GISWatch 2014 – Communications surveillance in the digital age in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico. This was possible thanks to the organisations SonTusDatos and APC.

Zero trollerance: Self-help for sexists in six simple steps

Welcome to the Zero Trollerance six-step self-help program!

Hate has always been a part of the internet and the intentional harassment of other people (termed trolling) has too.

Vote for Take Back the Tech! for The Bobs award!


APC’s “Take Back the Tech!

A genuine success for the Digital Security Tent during the 2015 World Social Forum in Tunis


During the World Social Forum (WSF) which took place in Tunis on 24-28 March, Alternatives and DSS 216, in collaboration with APC, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Access Now and the alternati

Free or "Malayang" software is a human right

Free software is a human right. Freedom to run the software. Freedom to study and change the software. Freedom to redistribute. Freedom to redistribute with changes. The four freedoms that define free software have become essential human rights that must never be taken away from anyone except as a punishment for wrongdoing.

Porn. Panic. Ban.


I’m convinced we’re having the wrong conversation around digital porn.

Late last year, the British government banned a bunch of sex acts online, including female ejaculation.

Women: Strengthening communication on the internet to improve rights

_After four years working as an advocate of sexual and reproductive rights, Lorena M., had already gathered quite an experience for the type of insults that could come across her path in meetings and public events. The tough debate with pro-life organizations and religious fundamentalists was expectable, even when a member of these organizations would pass by her on the street.

The art of smashing things


Smash Rate, by Carnagenyc on FlickrSmash Rate, by Carnagenyc on FlickrIn the last couple of years, I have found myself getting angry often. Working for social justice means seeing, analysing, and talking about injustice a lot.

RightsCon Southeast Asia: Impacts and next steps


Here’s sending out a big thanks to the 650 people who attended RightsCon Southeast Asia from the high caliber participants and speakers, to the stellar programming and advisory committees, to the wide array of “sponsors”:

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