human rights

What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa?

24 May 2016 (APC)

During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Despite the increasing sophistication of persecution, the efforts to defend human rights, both online and offline, have not ceased.

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Digital safety in context: Perspectives on digital security training and human rights realities in the Arab world

20 May 2016 (APC)

During 2011, in the period dubbed the “Arab Spring”, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Since then, it has also become a space for oppression of activism and dissent. This research aims to highlight the links between the efforts of digital security trainings in the region with the human rights realities, focusing on two case studies: Morocco and Palestine.

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Cultural rights and the internet in Brazil. Presentation at 157th session at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

By APC, Article 19, Public Knowledge (April 2016, APC )
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Suggestions for right to privacy-related questions to be included in the list of issues on South Africa, Human Rights Committee

By Privacy International, Right2Know, and the Association for Progressive Communications (April 2015, APC )

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Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee

By Privacy International, Right2Know, and the Association for Progressive Communications (March 2016, APC )

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Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities

17 February 2016 (APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan)

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities.

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Joint statement on initiatives to "counter and prevent violent extremism”

(February 2016, APC )

This joint written submission raises serious concerns regarding the potential impact of initiatives to counter
and “prevent violent extremism” on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives

Montreal

Michel Lambert at the 2015 IGFMichel Lambert at the 2015 IGFThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance.

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