ICT policy

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/

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

ArabDev

ArabDev’s mission is to improve the livelihood of poor people in the Arab region by promoting sustainable community development through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools and skills that incorporate the local culture and language.

  1. Skills Development Training of unemployed youth, women and men focusing on IT, to enhance people’s skills in their local marketplace and to build the capacity of local grassroots organizations to fight poverty and social inequity.
  2. Dissemination of developmental information on a national and regional basis to provide access to useful information, share ideas and objectives across region, and allow diverse experiences and lessons learned to be known and applied by a wider group of people working for sustainable community development.
  3. Creation of linkages between NGOs, that help bridge the communication gap between grassroots organisations and promote collaboration for more successful developmental work.
  4. Supporting developmental advocacy through the use of ICT.
Topic areas of expertise:
  • Accessibility,
  • Free software,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Training & ICTs

Contact

168 El-Sudan St.
Mohandeseen
12411 Giza
Egypt
Tel: (202) 3046032/3/4
Fax: (202) 3046033/4
info@arabdev.org
www.arabdev.org

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998 in South Korea. ‘Jinbo’ means ‘progressive’ in Korean.
Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, community, e-mail, blog, progressive meta blog, mailinglist, etc to civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals and progressive projects.

To communicate the voices of the marginalized from mainstream medias and to build progressive/alternative policies, Jinbonet had operated alternative internet-based media, ‘Chamseasang’ which means ‘true world’, which seperated from jinbonet in 2005.

Jinbonet is also an advocate for the human rights in information society, especially the right to communication, free speech, privacy through various activities responding to the threat of the government or market powers, such as resident registration system in Korea, content regulation in internet, surveillance using ICT like CCTV, bio databases, and location tracing. In addtion, jinbonet has been involved in intellectual property policies, media convergence and open access/open content movement to promote access to knowlege(A2K) and media democracy.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Free software,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Gender & ICTs,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance,
  • Media & ICTs,
  • Open access,
  • Security & privacy,
  • Strategic use of the internet

Contact

(120-840) 227-1 Uri-Tower b/d 3F Choongjeongro-3-ga Seodaemoon-gu Seoul
Tel: +82-2-7744551
Fax: +82-2-701-7112
jinbonet@jinbo.net
www.jinbo.net

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