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Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session 24 June 2019 Deborah Brown

The 41st session of the Human Rights Council is taking place over three weeks (24 June to 12 July 2019) in Geneva. During this session over 100 reports will be presented on thematic and country-specific human rights situations from UN Special Procedures, the Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Council is expected to adopt on around 25 resolutions. It will also feature the annual full day discussion on the human rights of women, which includes panel discussions on...

New index on racism against Palestinians on social media
New index on racism against Palestinians on social media 11 March 2019

Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. From all the posts mentioning the term “Arabs”, 1 out of 10 contain an insult or an invitation to violence against Palestinians. These are some of the revelations included in the Index of Racism and Incitement in Israeli Social Media 2018, launched by APC member 7amleh-The Arab Center for Soci...

Palestinian Digital Activism Forum to take place in January 2019
Palestinian Digital Activism Forum to take place in January 2019 19 December 2018 7amleh Centre

APC member 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media will host the Palestine Digital Activism Forum (PDAF) on 16-17 January 2019. The forum will be attended by dozens of individuals and organisations working on digital media and digital rights, including the Association for Progressive Communications, Amnesty International, Deutsche Welle, and Human Rights Watc...

Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended?
Has the Palestinian Cybercrime Law really been amended? 05 June 2018 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

In order to exert pressure on the Palestinian government, coalitions held meetings between civil society representatives and governmental bodies concerning amendment of the law in 2017. These ongoing discussions in addition to campaigns launched by activists, journalists and lawyers compelled the government to issue a new law no. 10 in 2018 regarding Cybercrime. About the law The Palestinian Au...

7amleh conducts survey of digital activism of Palestinian civil society organisations
7amleh conducts survey of digital activism of Palestinian civil society organisations 15 February 2018 7amleh – the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

APC member 7amleh – the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published the results of a survey it conducted on Palestinian civil society organisations’ digital activism. The survey was conducted between August and October 2017, and aimed to portray a clear picture of the reality of Palestinian NGOs in terms of their use of social media and digital activism. The research was condu...

7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine
7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine 23 January 2018 7amleh

The new report titled “Internet freedoms in Palestine: Mapping of digital rights violations and threats”, available in English and Arabic, constitutes the first of its kind on the Palestinian level. The report analyses freedoms in the Palestinian virtual sphere, especially in the context of violations that have recently been perpetrated against Palestinian activists on social media platform...

Major international digital activism forum takes place in Palestine
Major international digital activism forum takes place in Palestine 18 January 2018

What are the global trends in digital activism? How can digital rights be protected in Palestine and globally? How can Palestinian innovation in digital activism be promoted? These were some of the issues addressed during the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum that was held in Ramallah on 17 January 2018.  Hundreds of students, activists and human ri...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, 10 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other 11 are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. Funds were also used to support...

Attacks on social movements increase online, tech support comes to the rescue
Attacks on social movements increase online, tech support comes to the rescue 04 June 2016 Kendra Moyer

In August 2015, a series of DDoS attacks that lasted for weeks targeted reproductive rights organisations in the United States. Websites including those of the National Network of Abortion Funds were inaccessible for mere hours due to the diligence and outspoken support of May First/People Link (MFPL), an internet service provider (ISP) for the progressive left in the US and Mexico. The attacks...

Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region
Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region 24 October 2014

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Maghreb-Machrek region face various obstacles and threats, both online and offline. These can range from highly restrictive laws that limit their freedom of expression and freedom of assembly online, to targeted and mass surveillance by repressive regimes, and even threats and attacks by violent non-state actors. As part of our mission to empower people’s ...

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