Asia/Pacific

IT for Change: Net neutrality and community broadband in India

India

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

By APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan (August 2015, APC )
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Jordan Open Source Association: Working on the Jordan Charter of Digital Rights

Jordan

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online

By APC and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) (August 2015, APC )
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IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries"

India

What if we found cost-effective ways to expand accessibility, achieve reliability, and save precious public money providing full quality internet for all?

By trying to find practical ways to overcome the digital divide, each day more and more community leaders pursue local control of connectivity through public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches, and maybe it is time

Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience

India

As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech!

Ladder of Hierarchy: how gender matters in internet governance

Philippines

In the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigX) workshop last month, we, participants from different countries — Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, were asked to arrange these words on a “ladder of hierarchy”.

Ladder one

  • Married man
  • Unmarried man
  • Married woman, un

ICT, women’s rights and migration

Philippines

Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. Most of the women working abroad were domestic workers, 98% of them. The number of migrant women in health and medical fields, hotels, restaurants and shops and other services sector are also bigger.

Inspiring Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Asia

PERGAMINO 15 July 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC in collaboration with the Foundation for Media Alternatives held a successful two-day event in late June where advocates from the Asia region came together to exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance. Read all about the feminist talks inspired by the event here, and stay tuned for information on the next stop: LAC gigX on 1-2 August in Mexico.

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Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia

Philippines

Two concepts glared at me: Feminist? Internet governance activist? Am I all that? See, I tread carefully around labels because I encounter people who “are “allergic” to the word ‘feminist’ or ‘activist’.

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