Internet rights

Helen Belcastro
Helen Belcastro 11 November 2022

Helen is a Senior Programme Specialist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Her current position is focused on capacity and institutional development for democratic governance, including state institutions, academia, media and civil society. She is highly experienced in human rights and the role of civil society for democratic development, especially in repressive contexts. In her work and studies, including a MA in Communication for Development, Helen has parti...

Muriuki Mureithi
Muriuki Mureithi 06 October 2022

Muriuki has extensive experience as a thought leader in ICT4D consulting in Africa, providing policy, regulatory, strategy and market solutions. He is passionate about e-transformation, inclusivity, responsible AI, cyberspace domain and digital society. He has published on ICT4D issues and was Adjunct Faculty at the Strathmore University Business School – Cyberspace Policy and Strategy. In terms of advocacy for development and relevant memberships, he is a member of The Future...

Jac sm Kee
Jac sm Kee 19 September 2022

Jac sm Kee is an internationally renowned feminist activist, writer and scholar from Malaysia. She led APC’s Women’s Rights Programme, which works to prevent online violence against women, encourages web-based gender research, and facilitates network and movement building on feminism and technology. Jac sm Kee also led the team that facilitated the development of the colle...

Koliwe Majama
Koliwe Majama 19 September 2022

Koliwe is a senior programme officer in the fellowships and awards team at the Moz://a Foundation. She is a seasoned media, information, communications and technologies professional with over 15 years of experience working in civil society, lobbying and advocating for media and internet freedom. Across the African region and globally, Koliwe has invested in research, built networks and provided...

Gayatri Khandhadai
Gayatri Khandhadai 19 September 2022

Gaya joined the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in February 2022 as the Head of Technology and Human Rights. She is a lawyer with a background in international law and human rights, international and regional human rights mechanisms, research, and advocacy. She previously worked with national and regional human rights groups, focusing on freedom of expression. More recently she worked...

Anriette Esterhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen 19 September 2022

Anriette Esterhuysen was the executive director of APC until March 2017. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations. She was active in the struggle against Apartheid from 1980 onwards. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and ...

Open Net
Open Net 22 October 2021

Open Net is aspiring to become not only a legal and legislative advocacy organisation that fights regulations, but also a think tank that inquires into the reasons for these regulations and “thinks aloud” with the Korean public and the world on what can be done to prevent the internet from becoming a “closed” circuit for some people, instead of an “open network”. Open Net aims to pr...

Zaina Foundation
Zaina Foundation 16 July 2021

Founded in 2017, Zaina Foundation is non-profit organisation in Tanzania which empowers women in technology through capacity building and workshops on digital security and privacy. Zaina Foundation has positioned itself as a leading NGO in promoting digital rights for women in Tanzania, where the safety, affordability and accessibility of the internet are vital to marginalised women. Zaina Foun...

Pollicy
Pollicy 01 July 2021

Pollicy is a feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology to craft better life experiences by harnessing improved data. Its work focuses on influencing a culture of responsible data use, promoting appropriate data governance practices, and advocating for policies that support an enabling data ecosystem....

ASUTIC
ASUTIC 17 November 2019

ASUTIC, which stands for Association des Utilisateurs des TIC (ICT Users Association), is a non-profit, independent organisation based in Senegal that promotes and protects human rights and fundamental freedoms in the digital age. It strives to ensure that people have access to knowledge and information, key drivers for sustainable development to the benefit of everyone. ASUTIC works to create ...

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