Asia/Pacific

The (mobile) games women play

India

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While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at afte

Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Collage by Namita AavritiCollage by Namita Aavriti The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now and the protection of personal information is under attack. We no longer have control over our private data. It is now a commodity up for sale to the highest bidders.

Harnessing the Internet to Realise Labour Rights in Cambodia: Interview with Alexandra Demetrianova

Cambodia

mage Source: World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr, under CC License Generic 2.0. Title: Cambodia’s Garment Industrymage Source: World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr, under CC License Generic 2.0. Title: Cambodia’s Garment Industry Do internet campaigns work? This is what Alexandra Demetrianova reflects upon in her research for GISWatch about labour rights violations in garment factories of Cambodia.

Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Daily reports keep coming out about the myriad ways in which our planet is changing. We are rapidly approaching the cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius agreed as the upper acceptable limit of global warming at the Paris talks in 2015.

Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for Bytes for All, Pakistan)

Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief

GUADALAJARA 5 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

With the annual Internet Governance Forum kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

By APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation (December 2016, APC )

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