Human rights and ICTs

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.

EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms
EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms 24 October 2014 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The EROTICS case studies showed that while increasing online activity exposes users to certain risks and threats, individuals and collectives are successful in developing means of self-protection, regulation, and empowerment. However, both official and private control initiatives aimed at curbi...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014) 28 September 2014 ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz

This report presents a summary of some aspects in the discussion in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet. It was specially produced to increase the understanding of the region among the international community gathered at the 2014 Internet Government Forum (IGF) in Istanbul. The report was prepared by APC member Derechos Digitales, APC and researcher Joana Varon Ferraz. 17 September 2014 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.'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...

Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum
Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum 13 May 2013

Increasingly the internet is being viewed in the context of a global public good – that access to information can be a liberator and equaliser. While it is a space for people around the world to exercise their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the internet parallels inequality in the world as a space for abuse, marginalisation and cultural assimilation. The same abusi...

Human rights most affected by the internet
Human rights most affected by the internet 01 September 2012 APC

This infographic has been developed with the support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.        

Internet rights are human rights
Internet rights are human rights 16 November 2010

Everyone has rights, including online. APC is documenting trends, lobbying for freedom of expression and to info in international forums and training human rights activists to use the internet securely. In 2010 Bytes For All, APC member in Pakistan, denounced the blocking of two major websites by the government: YouTube in February after a video showing the president losing his t...

Cooperativa Sulá Batsú
Cooperativa Sulá Batsú 20 May 2008

Sulá Batsú is a cooperative, founded in 2005, based on solidarity economy. It aims to encourage and strengthen local development by working with organisations, social enterprises, community networks and social movements at the national, regional and global level. Sulá Batsú approaches this goal through different lines of work: digital technologies, art and culture, management of knowledge a...

Bytesforall Bangladesh
Bytesforall Bangladesh 06 March 2008

Bytesforall is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organises debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytesforall has more than 2,000 subscribers and 10 admin members who run the network. Bytesforall does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects through its members' personal capacity, contrib...

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