APC Talk

The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier? 26 April 2012

The Internet can strengthen human rights through the enhancement of the realization of freedom of expression, allowing people to receive information and seek to impart it as required in article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Civil Liberties In India And Technological Revolution 25 April 2012

India has been resisting technological revolution for long.

Surveilling CISPA
Surveilling CISPA 24 April 2012 FD

Surveilling CISPA: CC licence DonkeyHoteyI wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.

How Africa tweets - visualised
How Africa tweets - visualised 23 April 2012 Simon Rogers, The Guardian

How Africa tweets: visualised Twitter is often thought of as a European and American phenomenon. But how does Africa use the social networking tool? Tweetminster and Portland have analysed more than 11.5m geo-located Tweets from the last three months of 2011.

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology 20 April 2012 Nyx McLean

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use. I have been distracted the past two days by what is happening back home in South ...

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology 20 April 2012 Vale

From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices. As the...

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen 20 April 2012 Vale

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.

Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand
Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand 20 April 2012 Melissa Ditmore

Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the se...