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Unwanted Witness
Unwanted Witness 23 May 2019

Unwanted Witness was established in 2012 by a group of netizens, bloggers, activists, writers and human rights defenders as an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit civil society organisation. It seeks to create secure uncensored online platforms to promote human rights through writing, informing and educating citizens who also utilise the platforms for strengthening free expression and demanding accountability. The mission of Unwanted Witness is to put the power of change in the han...

Helen Nyinakiiza
Helen Nyinakiiza 31 May 2017

Helen Nyinakiiza provides digital security training for human rights activists and is a research coordinator on tech usability. She lives and works in her native country, Uganda. She has worked on projects that offer capacity building for human rights activists since 2011. Now as a member of APC, she participates in the development of the FTX: Safety Reboot curriculum and on other education initiatives that are entered on making tech more usable for all.

Gayathry Venkiteswaran
Gayathry Venkiteswaran 31 May 2017

Gayathry is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where she also teaches media and politics and communications technologies. Her research focus is on media reforms in Southeast Asia. Prior to this, she was executive director of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance for five years, working on press freedom, journalists safety, access to information and inter...

Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Towela Nyirenda-Jere 25 May 2017

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (e-Africa Programme)

Zenzeleni Networks NPC
Zenzeleni Networks NPC 14 March 2017

In a context where communications are accessible but not affordable for rural communities in South Africa, Zenzeleni Networks NPC is a locally owned and operated non-profit company (NPC) that is providing services in one of the most disadvantaged rural areas in the country, to contribute to reducing their communication costs. To do so, they have installed and are operating a solar-pow...

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
Social Media Exchange (SMEX) 14 March 2017

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its work encompasses media development programmes as well as internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region. Whi...

Rhizomatica
Rhizomatica 23 June 2016

Rhizomatica works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Its mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over two billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico...

AlterMundi
AlterMundi 23 June 2016

AlterMundi is an NGO based in Argentina that strives to promote the emergence of a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different manifestations of peer-to-peer collaboration from a technological perspective and in particular it has a done a great deal of work in relation to wireless community networks for small towns and rural areas. Projects suc...

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD)
Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) 26 November 2015

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) is an Islamabad-based non-profit organisation formed on the vision and the belief that a liberal, professional media industry is the cornerstone of a progressive, democratic society. The organisation strives for an inclusive, democratic media industry that is tech-friendly, progressive, diverse, professional and secure. Media development in Pakistan ...

Instituto DEMOS
Instituto DEMOS 02 March 2015

Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women's, youth and indigenous organisations and fostering democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemala and Central America region based on social justice, human security and the exercise of human rights.

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