Brindaalakshmi. K shares her experience of working with community networks in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and the importance of independent community networks as a support mechanism for gender and sexual minorities.
What is the trajectory of judicial discourse on digital rights in South Asia? A new report, Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia, attempts to shed light on this question and more.
How do we continually engage stakeholders in advocating for digital rights? How do we expand and reach more people despite limited resources? These were some of the key questions discussed during the fifth and final day of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in Asia workshop.
“Has there been a gendered reality to the issues discussed in the previous sessions of the workshop?” was the question posed. “In every single one” was the immediate response. So began Day 4 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop.
The third day of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop discussed freedom of expression laws in South Asia and trends and challenges related to content moderation and intermediary liability.
A new report, Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal, explores how the legal framework in the country affects the right to free speech and self-expression in the digital sphere.
“Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal’’ by Body and Data, in collaboration with Association for Progressive Communications with the support of the CYRILLA project, is a study in continuation of the 2017 report Unshackling Expression: A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia.
With the first day centred around an introduction to basic legal concepts and the ICT law ecosystem, Day 2 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop took on more complex issues of meaningful access to the internet and the many facets of privacy.
The Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop kicked off on 23 November online, with 26 young digital rights defenders from all over South Asia coming together to learn about internet governance, jurisprudence related to the internet, digital laws, and related concepts.
This report aims to provide an overview of the fulfilment and protection of online freedom of expression, identify specific issues related to laws that are often used against it, and also provide recommendations for improvements related to online freedom of expression in Indonesia.