Stand in solidarity with Azza Soliman and other women human rights defenders targeted for speaking out against injustice!

The final hearing in the trial of Azza Soliman will take place on 24 October 2015.

Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

12 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

By APC (October 2015, APC )

Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives. The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

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Storify on #TakeBackTheTech - 9 October: What impact does online violence have on women and girls?

Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet

10 October 2015 (APC WRP for APCNews)

On Friday the 9th of October 2015, misoynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This online attack against feminist activism online is deliberate, planned, and coordinated and it’s only one example of the attack that feminists face online.

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Expert group meeting: Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

9 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, the Due Diligence Project, and the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute are organising a two-day expert group meeting on “Due diligence for violence against women online: The role of the state and internet intermediaries” to be held in Florence, Italy on 15-16 October 2015.

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Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012

9 October 2015 (APCNews)

Syria’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of expression, 31 organizations said today.

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4 days in NYC for the Open Web Fellows

Victoria, British Columbia

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkFord-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkThe inaugural cohort of the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows met in New York last week for only the second time face to face.

Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It might be the 10th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) happening in Brazil in November 2015, but a small country in the heart of Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina – just joined the global internet governance landscape on 1 October 2015 with its first national IGF (”#BHIGF”:https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=d

Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Johannesburgo

I’ve had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

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