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Digital security training for WHRDs in Istanbul
Digital security training for WHRDs in Istanbul 05 April 2013 Jennifer Radloff

“Cross-country cross-cultural exchange would also help break the gender stereotypes and cultural restrictions to women’s rights and build towards ending their dependency on men or others to address their digital security needs.” [Mary Jane Real, WHRD IC] From 19 to 22 March 2013, Women Human Rights Defenders met in Istanbul for a Training of Trainers workshop on digital security. Participants were selected via an internal process through the WHRD International Coalition, who had se...

New GenderIT.org edition is out! "Crossing borders: Cyberspace and national security"
New GenderIT.org edition is out! "Crossing borders: Cyberspace and national security" 29 October 2012

This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. National security often encompasses a variety of security threats, including those in cyberspace. While national security measures are meant to protect the security of a nation and its citizen, in many contexts they serve as a pretext for suppressing unfavourable political and social views. Despite the fact that online & offline security ...

Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani
Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“Unfortunately I hold a pessimistic view with regards to content regulation in Saudi Arabia. That said, I think a good starting point is demanding more transparency with regards to blocked content,” says Rafid Fatani in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I). APCNews: In your report, you point out that the Sau...

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

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