Freedom of expression

Bytes for All, Pakistan

Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization and a research think tank with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments with and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country. Its strategic plan delivers in following key result areas (KRA), which include:
1. Securing digital rights and freedom of expression for civil liberties;
2. Strengthening digital security of human rights defenders & media professionals;
3. Ending technology-driven gender-based violence;
4. Network building at national, regional and global level;

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

Contact

273, Street 17, F- 10/2,
Islamabad,
Pakistan
http://www.bytesforall.pk
info@bytesforall.pk

eQualit.ie

eQualit.ie is an organisation focused on developing and helping others use open and reusable systems. Our work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. Our goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The eQualit.ie team has developed tools such as Corroborator (used for tracking rights violations in Syria), the Deflect and Distributed Deflect projects (tools used to protect sites against denial of service and other attacks) and circumvention and encryption tools. The team is geographically dispersed but the core members are based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • Security & privacy,
  • Strategic use of the internet

Contact

5605 ave de Gaspe
Suite 204
Montréal, QC H2T 2A4
Canada
https://equalit.ie
info@equalit.ie

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

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