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Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians 19 September 2018 7amleh

This report by 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement reveals new insights about how Google Maps’ mapping process in the occupied Palestinian territories serves the interests of the Israeli government and contradicts Google’s commitment to international human rights frameworks.

Social Media Exchange, Lebanon: A Snapshot of Digital Rights Coverage in the Middle East and North Africa 29 August 2018 Social Media Exchange

APC member in Lebanon Social Media Exchange (SMEX) published this piece on digital rights issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

Freedom of Information and Data Protection
Freedom of Information and Data Protection 22 August 2018 Jamael Jacob, Maristela Miranda and Jessamine Pacis

This report from Foundation for Media Alternatives examines the intersections of freedom of information and data protection in the Philippines.

Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan
Media Matters for Democracy: Violence, journalism and elections in Pakistan 08 August 2018 Komal Tariq Mughal, Zafar Nizamani and Sadaf Khan

From attacks on journalists to attacks on business freedoms of media houses resulting in financial and commercial repercussions, from organised hate speech against journalists to the use of cybercrime and other laws to initiate legal action, the press in Pakistan seems to be operating in a very r...

The National ID Debate: Is the Philippines Ready?
The National ID Debate: Is the Philippines Ready? 06 August 2018 Foundation for Media Alternatives

In 2016, discussions on security and privacy resurfaced among legislators and the public in the Philippines. Among those taken up were relevant policy proposals, like the establishment of a national identification (ID) system.

Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017)
Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society - A baseline review of the Global Information Society Watch country reports (2007-2017) 06 August 2018 Alan Finlay

The purpose of this review was to look back over the past decade of country reports published in Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) and attempt to identify trends in civil society perspectives on what needed to be done to create a people- centred information society.

KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya
KICTANet: State of data protection in Kenya 27 July 2018 KICTANet

This policy brief examines the current state of data protection in Kenya and recommends the development of a consolidated framework to provide for data protection principles.

Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced
Women Journalists and the Double Bind: Choosing silence over being silenced 18 July 2018 Annam Lodhi

This publication is a gendered version of MMfD's earlier publication Surrendering to Silence. It focuses on the experience of the women respondents of a survey designed to map the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists ...

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