Freedom of expression

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...

Alex Comninos
Alex Comninos 28 March 2018

Alex Comninos (MSocSci, International Relations, University of Cape Town) is a policy researcher who has published research on various topics including freedom of association and peaceful assembly online, cybersecurity, intermediary liability, mobile banking and African political economy.  

7amleh-The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement
7amleh-The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement 03 July 2017

7amleh-The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement is a non-profit organisation aimed at enabling Palestinian and Arab civil society to effectively utilise the tools of digital advocacy through professional capacity building, defending digital rights and building influential digital media campaigns. 7amleh's projects and initiatives focus on three key areas: Training: Working with civil soci...

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...

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...

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 ...

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) 12 August 2015

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development and promotion of good governance. CITAD sees technology as a tool to promote sustainable development, good government and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women thro...

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.

eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...

Thai Netizen Network
Thai Netizen Network 04 August 2014

Thai Netizen Network is a leading non-profit 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) particip...

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