Human rights and ICTs

Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang
Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang 02 April 2018 Namita Aavriti

GenderIT.org interviewed Y. K. (Della) Chang, one of the founders of APC member organisation Jinbonet, who was recently appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea.

APC Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 31st session – Mexico
APC Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 31st session – Mexico 30 March 2018 APC

This submission is a stakeholder contribution to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism for Mexico. It is limited to addressing the growing concerns regarding online gender-based violence (GBV) in Mexico and its interconnection with other human rights violations.

APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018
APC's subgranting programme benefits 16 members in 2018 28 March 2018

APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Sixteen member organisations have been recipients of 17 grants. The call for campaign and research grants is still open.

New anti-cybercrime legislation enacted in Syria
New anti-cybercrime legislation enacted in Syria 23 March 2018 Social Media Exchange

The Syrian Council of Ministers passed a new anti-cybercrime bill on 5 March, creating specialised courts of first instance for cybercrime-related cases, APC member SMEX shared on their website.

HRC37: Written statement on internet freedoms of Palestinians
HRC37: Written statement on internet freedoms of Palestinians 13 March 2018 7amleh and APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and 7amleh - The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement submit this statement ahead of the Human Rights Council 37th session to express our grave concern regarding the crackdown on freedom of expression and infringements on privacy online for Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians throughout the occupied Palestinian territories.

Video4Change Network: Working together to improve the world
Video4Change Network: Working together to improve the world 08 March 2018 EngageMedia

Video4Change (V4C) is a network of 12 diverse organisations – including APC member EngageMedia – whose common goal is to defend human rights and justice using video for change.

See you at the Internet Freedom Festival on 5-9 March in Valencia!
See you at the Internet Freedom Festival on 5-9 March in Valencia! 26 February 2018

Since its beginning as the Circumvention Tech Festival in 2015, the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) has grown into one of the largest, most diverse and inclusive gatherings in the internet freedom community. Find us there, from 5 to 9 March in Valencia, Spain!

Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India
Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India 22 February 2018 Zothan Mawii, Ritu Srivastava, Shivani Lal and Bijo P. Abraham. Reviewed by Anja Kovacs

This paper by Digital Empowerment Foundation documents on-the-ground stories and experiences in India to build a strong and effective case against network shutdowns, with a specific focus on the social and psychological impacts.

SMEX: Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The policy void that threatens the rights of mobile users in Arab states
SMEX: Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The policy void that threatens the rights of mobile users in Arab states 19 February 2018 Social Media Exchange

In the context of growing government control of mobile networks and a lack of transparency by both governments and companies in making these controls visible, this report by SMEX seeks to document the public disclosure of key policies by all mobile operators in the 22 countries of the Arab region, specifically terms of service and privacy policies.

Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017)
Sexuality and the internet: Findings from the global survey (2017) 10 February 2018 Bruno Zilli and Horacio Sivori

To assess the scope of this impact on sexual rights advocacy the EROTICS team designed and applied a global survey to map how sexual rights activists use the internet to advance their work, and to document and provide insights on the types of risks, harassment, content regulation, or censorship they deal with, and how they respond to them.

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