Contributions to other publications

National human rights institutions in digital spaces
National human rights institutions in digital spaces 10 July 2017 Gayatri Khandhadai with contributions from Mallory Knodel and Furhan Hussain (Editor: Deborah Brown) for APC

ICTs and more specifically, the internet create new and promising spaces where national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can improve the way they function and reach out to stakeholders in previously unimaginable ways. Digitalisation has fundamentally changed the way we work. NHRIs can develop practices that systematically help them record and store information about their work in digital form. Similarly, digital tools, like email, chat applications and video conferencing, help NHRIs function...

IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access
IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access 14 June 2017

"I had this idea that being techie was a guy’s thing, so now I'm not sure if not being interested enough on classes as physics or chemistry was an election or a cultural imposition."Francesca Arrocha (Panamá) This is the final output resource produced by a community of participants in IGF best practice forum (BPF) on gender and access in 2016. This is also the second resource produced by the IGFBPF on Gender, which in 2015 published an extensive resource on online abuse...

ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet
ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet 07 December 2016 The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women in collaboration with Tactical Technology Collective

What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics. Information technologies are now part of the chemistry of activism. The struggle for digital sovereignty and freedoms online are not necess...

Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa
Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa 06 September 2016 Doutje Lettinga and Lars van Troost, editors

In collecting essays for this third volume in the Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy series, the editors started from an open question, rather than an assumption. The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad, and whether it is likely to do so in the future. Following earlier publications o...

Using the Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights Online
Using the Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights Online 01 July 2016 Deborah Brown (APC) and Sheetal Kumar (GPD)

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the main human rights body of the United Nations (UN), the Human Rights Council (HRC). What it does is implied in its name: It is universal: It reviews the human rights record of each state according to the same parameters and procedures, whatever the human rights situation and the state’s ratification or compliance with international huma...

The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society
The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society 06 September 2015 Lea Kaspar, editor

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was first convened in 2003 to discuss the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on our society. The Summit was significant because it involved heads of state — not just regulatory agencies or ministries — signalling a new era in the evolution of ICTs, up to this point largely outside government control and influence. ...

The problem of the information format (for networks)
The problem of the information format (for networks) 18 February 2010 Dr. Richard Rogers

The Govcom.org Foundation organized a workshop, with generous support from the Open Society Institute, Budapest based on the Association for Progressive Communications meeting in Cartagena in 2003. The APC, as a network deals with information formats on a daily basis but the question is, what does a network do with information formats, and what do you send a network? ‘New media’ networks di...