Human rights and ICTs
The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report on online violence against women and girls of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences.
The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council is taking place from 18 June to 6 July 2018 in Geneva. Internet rights will be in focus this session, with a number of resolutions, panels and reports focused on the online dimension of human rights issues.
This new GenderIT.org edition looks at new and emerging issues in relation to online gender-based violence (GBV) in Malaysia, Egypt, India, Palestine, North America, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and various other countries and contexts.
Summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/38/35).
The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa is pleased to announce the fifth edition of FIFAfrica, which will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa and will take place on 26-28 September 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
Human rights review mechanisms such as the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) provide a unique opportunity to address human rights concerns in African countries.
In the surveillance capitalism era, there is no single and magical solution. We have to understand that Facebook and Cambridge Analytica exist within an opaque ecosystem built to gather personal data.
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.
A new resource launched by GSMA, in collaboration with the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation and APC, provides an introductory guide for researchers to collect comparable and accurate data on women’s and men’s internet access and use.
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns.