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Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians
Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians 19 September 2018 7amleh

This report by 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement reveals new insights about how Google Maps’ mapping process in the occupied Palestinian territories serves the interests of the Israeli government and contradicts Google’s commitment to international human rights frameworks. In particular it focuses on Google Maps’ representation of geography and political boundaries in Israel and the occupied territories, including Google’s use of terms and route planning. Google Maps...

Putting eVAW on the map: APC and partners launch first-of-its-kind mapping tool
Putting eVAW on the map: APC and partners launch first-of-its-kind mapping tool 19 October 2012 LC

Recent acts of violence against teenage girls Amanda Todd and Malala Yousafzai have sparked discussion about the internet’s role in perpetuating violence against women. One of the ways APC has been working to end technology-based violence against women is through a new mapping project that will help document such cases. When it comes to violence against women online, or eVAW, it can be difficult to make the connection between violence and online communication. But this new form of violence ...

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