human rights and ICTs

The information society has the potential to either advance human rights around the world or threaten them. APC believes that the ability to share information and communicate freely using the internet is vital to the realisation of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. APC has developed the Internet Rights Charter setting out the rights which must be recognised, protected and respected for the internet to be a tool which empowers the people of the world. The relationship between human rights and ICTs includes issues such as freedom of expression, access to information, privacy, discrimination, gender equality, intellectual property, political participation, and freedom of assembly as well as capacity-building and training for human rights activists in how best to use ICTs in their work.

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Source: APC Internet Rights Charter and Human Rights in the Information Society

Project for Human Rights Education

Last year, the German non-profit organizations /e-politik.de/ e.V. and edeos- digital education produced a short animated video clip which gives an overview about Human Rights(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbul3hxYGNU). Since the video did find a huge audience in the World Wide Web, we decided to produce three more in-depth clips about the same topic.

The Internet and Human Rights: a new frontier?

Nairobi

The Internet can strengthen human rights through the enhancement of the realization of freedom of expression, allowing people to receive information and seek to impart it as required in article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Youths Turn to Community Theater and Digital Story Telling to Address Domestic Violence and Trafficking

Manila, Philippines

Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City, Philippines are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking.

Another Type of World is Still Possible through Another Type of Communication, OF COURSE!!!

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body on alternative mass media working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of in

Another Type of World is Still Possible through Another Type of Communication, OF COURSE!!!

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body on alternative mass media working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of in

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