Freedom of expression

Thai Netizen Network

Thai Netizen Network is a leading nonprofit organisation in Thailand that advocates for digital rights and civil liberties.

Founded in December 2008, it grew out of a group of netizens who had concerns about limited internet freedom during post-coup governments. Its activities are based on five themes: 1) access to information, 2) freedom of opinion and expression, 3) privacy, 4) participatory internet governance, and 5) rights over information resources. The Network is run by a small working group, with consultation from its members and an advisory board drawn from civil society, industry and academia. The group was officially registered as the “Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture” in May 2014.

Key activities of the Network in recent years, in partnership with various local and international partners, include:
1) Netizen Report – an annual situational report of internet freedom and online culture in Thailand
2) Input to the civil society report for Thailand’s participation in the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review
3) Cyber crime law and digital forensics capacity building for human rights lawyers
4) Digital security workshops for human rights defenders, journalists and activists
5) Marathon – a journal of internet studies and digital culture
6) Night School – a lecture series on the internet, media, arts and social movements
7) Research on the privacy policies and security measures of Thai online services
8) Mekong ICT Camp – a regional bi-annual workshop on ICT for development.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • Internet governance,
  • Open access,
  • Security & privacy

Contact

15 Rajanakarn Building 5th floor, Soi Pradiphat 17
Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Thailand

ONG Derechos Digitales

ONG Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization, which mission is to defense and promote human rights in the digital environment. Its main working topics include Freedom of Expression, Access to Knowledge, Transparency and Democracy, Privacy and Personal Data Protection, and Consumer Protection.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Open access

Contact

Diagonal Paraguay 458
Segundo piso,
Santiago Centro, Santiago de Chile,
Chile
Fax: (+5622)632 36 60
http://www.derechosdigitales.org/

JCA-NET

Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) is a Tokyo-based network that aims at empowering citizen’s activities through the internet “for peace, social & environmental justice and human dignity”. JCA-NET aims to provide networking tools for NGOs and social movements, working closely with the AsiaLink, which is an Asiawide NGOs information and e-mail networks.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression

Contact

4F-D Kanda-dera building, 3-4-10 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0021
Japan
Tel: 03-5298-7330
Fax: 03-5298-7336
support@jca.apc.org
www.jca.apc.org

VOICE

VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale.

By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unjust and undemocratic practices. VOICE also campaigns against corporate globalization, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and imposed conditions, trade liberalization, and the neo-liberal hegemony, and strives to lead people to action by raising critical awareness on these topics. Based in Dhaka and Mymensingh, VOICE operates a number of social justice and empowerment programs, with an emphasis on a grassroots advocacy approach and a participatory research methodology that is more people-focused.

Through networking and partnership, VOICE is working towards establishing a new macro-micro linkage, in which experience from the grassroots level is used to generate policy support at the national level that benefits the people. VOICE believes in promoting the capacity, knowledge and rights of the people, and providing a voice for the unheard.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT policy

Contact

House# 67 (4th floor), Block-Ka
Pisciculture Housing Society
Shyamoli
Dhaka1207
Bangladesh
Tel: (+88 02) 8158688, (+88) 01711881919
info@voicebd.org
www.voicebd.org

Bytes for All

Bytes for All is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organizes debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytes for All has more than 2000 subscribers and 10 admin members who literally run the network. Bytes for All do not have any formal structure, yet they undertake different projects on their personal capacity, survive themselves and then contribute some resources and time back to sustain the network.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Open access,
  • Security & privacy

Contact

House 41 (1st Floor), Road 11, Sector 4, Uttara Residential Area
Dhaka 1230
Bangladesh
Tel: +91-11-51652484
Fax: +1 253 4845319
www.bytesforall.net

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