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EngageMedia: Pride 2020 perseveres despite the pandemic and threats to freedom of expression online 09 July 2020 By Vino Lucero for EngageMedia

Amid physical and social distancing guidelines across the world, LGBTQI+ organisations faced roadblocks in fully celebrating this year’s Pride month in person. So this 2020, the organisers of Pride marches needed to explore new ways of expressing that unity fully – if not mainly – online....

Imagining futures: Eliane Brum on the need to fight government-driven genocide of Brazil's indigenous people 09 July 2020 By APCNews

As part of the WOW Global 24 Festival, award-winning Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum gave a powerful account on the current situation in Brazil and what she describes as a "government-driven genocide of Brazil's indigenous people."

Speaking of Hatred: Reflections on responses to hatred, hate speech and violence
Speaking of Hatred: Reflections on responses to hatred, hate speech and violence 08 July 2020

In the third session of “Speaking of Hatred: A three-part presentation on hatred, religion and gender in South and Southeast Asia", Dr. V. Geetha spoke about civil society resistance at various levels and through various approaches to counter hatred, hate speech and violence.

Rights organisation VOICE calls on Bangladeshi government to scrap repressive Digital Security Act
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.

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