Research

Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan
Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan 11 January 2017

This report on the state of freedom of peaceful assembly and association online in Pakistan forms part of the baseline research conducted for the APC-IMPACT project, which aims to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.  

Internet for Men?: The Digital Marginalisation of Women in Northern Nigeria
Internet for Men?: The Digital Marginalisation of Women in Northern Nigeria 08 January 2017

This report presents the findings of research aimed at understanding the factors hindering the effective use of the internet by women in northern Nigeria, as part of a project funded with an APC member subgrant.

The internet domain name system and the right to culture
The internet domain name system and the right to culture 05 January 2017

This report offers a starting point for an analysis of the adequate protection of the right to culture in relation to the new gTLDs, and more broadly regarding ICANN’s role as a multistakeholder and technical institution put in the position of upholding and protecting human rights.

Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet
Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet 14 December 2016

The 46 country reports gathered here illustrate the link between the internet and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). They are framed by 10 thematic reports, which deal with overarching concerns when it comes to ESCRs and the internet, and more specific issues that impact on our rights.

Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document
Overcoming gender-based digital exclusion in northern Nigeria: A strategy document 06 December 2016

In an effort to develop appropriate strategies for digital inclusion of women in northern Nigeria, CITAD undertook pilot research to understand the factors that inhibit the effective use of the internet by women in the region, with the support of an APC subgrant.

Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights
Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights 05 December 2016

This three-part case study contemplates the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) through aspects of intellectual property in India, namely, mobile patents, free and open source software (FOSS), and India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.

Latin America in a Glimpse 2016
Latin America in a Glimpse 2016 03 December 2016

This report is a summary of the most relevant information on the human rights and internet situation in Latin America during 2016, and was prepared for presentation at that year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the use of mobile technology in civic participation, education and health
Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the use of mobile technology in civic participation, education and health 26 October 2016

This research report analyses 14 projects where mobiles are being effectively used by frontline workers in India, with a focus on three broad categories: civic participation, education and health.

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A compendium of 100+ initiatives in India
Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A compendium of 100+ initiatives in India 26 October 2016

DEF and UNICEF India initiated a project, Mobiles for Social and Behaviour Change, to explore various projects where mobiles are being effectively used by frontline workers in the areas of health, education, nutrition, child protection, and monitoring and training of frontline workers.

Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions
Extracting lessons from NETmundial: Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global internet policy governance discussions 22 July 2016

This study documents the NETmundial process, looks at what worked well and what did not, specifically in terms of processes and methodology, and what lessons can be extracted and applied to other global internet governance processes, particularly the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).