Internet rights

Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region
Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region 19 February 2014 SF

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region. Main purpose of the job: The outreach and capacity building coordinator will be responsible for coordinating APC’s regional and national advocacy, networking and learning activities in the Maghreb-Machrek ...

WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN
WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN 14 October 2013 Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the aggressive and systematic digital harassment of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) expresses its deep concern at the recent hacking of the website of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network’s (LACWHN). The attack is emblematic of the serious threat that online harassment presents to sexual and reproduc...

Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights
Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights 03 May 2013 Mallory Knodel

What do they do with your data? “Who controls the web? On whose behalf? Is there anyone that makes sure that every citizen has access to affordable high speed internet connection? How free are we really to access content? To express ourselves? To keep our privacy?” These are questions that are being asked and answered by a global, crowd-sourced film project. Instituto Nupef, APC member in B...

FAQ: Internet rights are human rights
FAQ: Internet rights are human rights 18 April 2013 APC

APC takes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”) as a starting point for our work on human rights. From there we include other global and regional treaties which may be relevant when working on specific issues. The main focus of Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights is on the right to freedom of expression and association. However, all rights are i...

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. Par...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico 18 March 2013 LaNeta

Mexico is the most dangerous not-at-war country for the practice of journalism – it only follows Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia, all countries at war – the justice system and laws ignore when a communicator asks for help or when his/her remains, together with family, demand justice. Despite international recommendations, Mexico still does not have an official database disaggregated by ...

EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet
EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet 26 February 2013 Caroline Tagny

In the first phase of the EROTICS project, research was conducted in Brazil, Lebanon, India, South Africa and the US with marginalized sections of society who use the internet to exercise their sexual rights. This research produced much needed insights into what women and marginalized sexual minorities make of this emerging public sphere, but also exposed threats that can be obstacles to their ...

Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines
Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines 11 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

PIFA CyberCriminals pose for mugshots during the Black Tuesday 2.0 demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court on October 9, 2012: Photo by Irish FloresFebruary started with good news not only for Filipino citizens but for people and organisations of all countries as well. A proposed law threatening fundamental freedoms, said to be the most opposed in the history of the Philippines, was put on...

Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework
Monitoring freedom of expression: The APC-La Rue Framework 11 January 2013 APC

In his 2011 annual report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, focused on the internet. The report considered general human rights principles on freedom of opinion and expression, whether these apply to the internet, and a number of issues including: Arbitrary blocking or filtering of content ...

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