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

The thing about gaming

Lebanon

The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. And I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, Candy Crushers).

Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Johannesburg

The Association for Progressive Communications’ Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience.

Chenai Chair is a researcher with Research ICT Africa.

Violence against women online

On the 28 and 29 September 2015, CIPESA held its eighth Forum on Internet Freedom in East Africa.

Connecting your rights: Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights

22 October 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

Those with internet access are more likely to enjoy the potential realisation of rights, while those without access lack such potential. Additionally, the control of technologies is not necessarily in the hands of traditional duty bearers in human rights law. In such a scenario, what is the relationship between access to the internet and the frameworks to allow internet access as a right?

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WSIS+10 and the need to put people at the centre

21 October 2015 (APCNews)

We remain committed to consolidating the WSIS process by putting people’s rights at the centre, in the face of increasing political and commercial control of internet spaces.

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Side Event: Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review

NEW YORK 16 October 2015 (APC)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Internet Democracy Project, and the Internet Society are co-organising a side event for non-governmental stakeholders to share and exchange their views and priorities with governments on WSIS+10 in a dynamic, interactive setting.

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Sudanese civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists

14 October 2015 (APCNews)

The coalition of Sudanese and international civil society organisations involved in developing this submission call on the international community to hold Sudan accountable for its human rights violations, and to ensure protection of human rights defenders and journalists.

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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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