Internet rights

2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) set to take place in Ghana
2018 edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) set to take place in Ghana 14 June 2018

The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa is pleased to announce the fifth edition of FIFAfrica, which will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa and will take place on 26-28 September 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication
The right to scream: Research on sexuality, the internet and communication 02 May 2018

This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence that we face onground/offline?

HRC37: Key outcomes for internet rights
HRC37: Key outcomes for internet rights 27 April 2018 Deborah Brown

APC participated in the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) with the aim of calling for stronger protections of the right to privacy, especially around encryption and anonymity, emerging threats related to intensive data systems, and gender-based threats to privacy.

#Palestine 2017: Palestinian Digital Activism Report
#Palestine 2017: Palestinian Digital Activism Report 07 April 2018 Anan AbuShanab

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published its annual research report on Palestinian digital activism. The report, titled #Palestine 2017, provides information about internet access and usage, examines the most dominant social and political campaigns and viral hashtags, and monitors human and digital rights violations against Palestinians.

Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang
Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang 02 April 2018 Namita Aavriti

GenderIT.org interviewed Y. K. (Della) Chang, one of the founders of APC member organisation Jinbonet, who was recently appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea.

Moez Chakchouk: “People need to know that their rights are protected online”
Moez Chakchouk: “People need to know that their rights are protected online” 02 April 2018

“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”

HRC37: Digital identity, smart cities and the right to privacy
HRC37: Digital identity, smart cities and the right to privacy 15 March 2018 Jamael Jacob, Foundation for Media Alternatives

The UN Human Rights Council's 37th session is taking place in Geneva. APC has participated with a diversity of statements and sessions on internet rights, including “Digital identity, smart cities and other data intensive systems: The implications for the right to privacy”.

Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India
Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India 22 February 2018 Zothan Mawii, Ritu Srivastava, Shivani Lal and Bijo P. Abraham. Reviewed by Anja Kovacs

This paper by Digital Empowerment Foundation documents on-the-ground stories and experiences in India to build a strong and effective case against network shutdowns, with a specific focus on the social and psychological impacts.

SMEX: Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The policy void that threatens the rights of mobile users in Arab states
SMEX: Dependent Yet Disenfranchised: The policy void that threatens the rights of mobile users in Arab states 19 February 2018 Social Media Exchange

In the context of growing government control of mobile networks and a lack of transparency by both governments and companies in making these controls visible, this report by SMEX seeks to document the public disclosure of key policies by all mobile operators in the 22 countries of the Arab region, specifically terms of service and privacy policies.

7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine
7amleh publishes innovative research on internet freedoms in Palestine 23 January 2018 7amleh

7amleh - Arab Center for Social Media Advancement published an innovative research analysing digital rights violations and threats in Palestine, with support from APC. 

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