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V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 January 2017 Lamia Kosovic

Initiated in 2006, the campaign Take Back the Tech! in Bosnia and Herzegovina has greatly contributed to raising awareness of how ICTs are connected to violence against women, and it has strengthened the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, while creating original and varied content. At the same time, BiH Take Back the Tech! and their campaigners have worked actively on building a community to strategize around eliminating violence against women through digital platforms. This year, al...

Women changing practices on digital safety in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Women changing practices on digital safety in Bosnia and Herzegovina 09 December 2015 Flavia Fascendini

The APC End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the stories of four women who participated in Women Rock IT, an event focusing on secure online communications developed in Sarajevo by OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE), to show how participation in this space changed the personal and o...

Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back
Threats on her phone and footsteps behind her back 25 November 2015 Flavia Fascendini

Nina finished her work day at the high-fashion clothing store in the biggest shopping mall in Sarajevo, after tagging the new clothes they had received that morning and placing them on the bright red shelves. She said goodbye to the rest of the staff remaining, and left for home. While walking, she thought Sarajevo looked more beautiful than in her teenage days, long before the whole nightmare ...

Leonardo Maccari
Leonardo Maccari 09 November 2015

Assistant professor at the Computer Science and Information Engineering department of the University of Trento (DISI). He received his master and Ph.D at the Computer Science Engineering Faculty of Florence. In 2011 he was awarded with a Marie Curie grant to be spent at the DISI. His research deals with wireless distributed networks and specifically focuses on wireless commu...

Rolf Kleef
Rolf Kleef 09 November 2015

Consultant IATI and open data

William J. Drake
William J. Drake 09 November 2015

International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, faculty member of the European and South schools on Internet governance, and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.  He has been heavily involved in various capacities in the ICANN, IGF, and other international institutions...

Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape
Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape 08 October 2015 Aida Mahmutović for OWPSEE

It might be the 10th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) happening in Brazil in November 2015, but a small country in the heart of Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina – just joined the global internet governance landscape on 1 October 2015 with its first national IGF (#BHIGF). Different stakeholder groups and individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina are active in their own fields of expertise, ...

Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

Dear Member of the Assemblée Nationale, The undersigned civil and human rights organisations call on French parliamentarians to reject the draft law on surveillance measures for international electronic communications (Proposition de loi relative aux mesures de surveillance des communications électroniques internationales). The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individu...

APC joins civil rights groups against Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
APC joins civil rights groups against Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

Hisham Almiraat / Global Voices Online / Flickr via Creative Commons APC joins civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France. We urge the French Parliament to reject it and protect the rights of individuals all around the world. The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individuals worldwide. Read the letter –

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