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Communications consultancy to support APC's work in Asia 01 July 2020

The purpose of this consultancy is to support APC's activities and project-related work in Asia, with particular attention to APC’s Challenge project, which focuses on the intersection of expression, religion and hate speech online. Deadline extended until 8 July 2020.

Rights organisation VOICE calls on Bangladeshi government to scrap repressive Digital Security Act 30 June 2020 By VOICE

Rights and advocacy organisation VOICE expresses deep concern over the arrest of journalists, online activists, teachers, students, writers and cartoonists, among others, under the Digital Security Act 2018, and urges the Bangaldeshi government to scrap the law.

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session
Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session 29 June 2020 By APC

APC’s priorities at this HRC session include the implications of COVID-19 for human rights online, the impact of digital technologies on freedom of assembly and association online, racial discrimination and inequality and new information technologies, and online gender-based violence.

Video4Change: Recording a video podcast remotely using free and open-source software
Video4Change: Recording a video podcast remotely using free and open-source software 26 June 2020 By King Catoy for EngageMedia

King Catoy, video lead at EngageMedia, breaks down the free/libre and open source (FLOSS) tools he used to record EngageMedia’s recently launched video podcast on digital rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 26
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 26 25 June 2020 By APCNews

Welcome to the 26th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Engage Media's Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on digital rights in Asia-Pacific
Engage Media's Pretty Good Podcast: Discussions on digital rights in Asia-Pacific 25 June 2020 By Sara Pacia for EngageMedia

The second episode of Pretty Good Podcast delves deeper into the Philippine court cyber libel ruling against journalists Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. of Rappler, a Philippine news organisation known to be critical of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte.

Rudi International: Respect for internet rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic
Rudi International: Respect for internet rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic 24 June 2020 By Rudi International

Rudi International released an op-ed with the aim of drawing attention to the importance of access to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and to offer suggestions on how to ensure and enforce internet rights and freedoms.

Can we address sexual violence by collecting more data?
Can we address sexual violence by collecting more data? 24 June 2020 By Kate Sim for Point of View

Kate Sim is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute researching the datafication and automation of sexual harassment reporting systems in US higher education. In this interview with Deep Dives, Kate talks about her research on sexual harassment, digital technologies and big data.

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