Human rights & ICTs

Instituto DEMOS

The organisation’s mission is to promote, strengthen and accompany women, youth and indigenous organizations, commited to democratic development processes from the local, national and international.

Our core values:

  • Justice, social equity and solidarity
  • Participative democracy
  • Peace as principle of relationship between people and nations.
Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • ICT for development,
  • ICT policy,
  • Internet governance


Instituto DEMOS
17 ave. 19-37, zona 10
Tel: (502) 24965400
guatemalademos AT

demos: User profile

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Country of residence is an organisation focused on developing and helping others use open and reusable systems. Our work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. Our goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools such as Corroborator (used for tracking rights violations in Syria), the Deflect and Distributed Deflect projects (tools used to protect sites against denial of service and other attacks) and circumvention and encryption tools. The team is geographically dispersed but the core members are based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • Security & privacy,
  • Strategic use of the internet


5605 ave de Gaspe
Suite 204
Montréal, QC H2T 2A4

Thai Netizen Network

Thai Netizen Network is a leading nonprofit organisation in Thailand that advocates for digital rights and civil liberties.

Founded in December 2008, it grew out of a group of netizens who had concerns about limited internet freedom during post-coup governments. Its activities are based on five themes: 1) access to information, 2) freedom of opinion and expression, 3) privacy, 4) participatory internet governance, and 5) rights over information resources. The Network is run by a small working group, with consultation from its members and an advisory board drawn from civil society, industry and academia. The group was officially registered as the “Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture” in May 2014.

Key activities of the Network in recent years, in partnership with various local and international partners, include:
1) Netizen Report – an annual situational report of internet freedom and online culture in Thailand
2) Input to the civil society report for Thailand’s participation in the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review
3) Cyber crime law and digital forensics capacity building for human rights lawyers
4) Digital security workshops for human rights defenders, journalists and activists
5) Marathon – a journal of internet studies and digital culture
6) Night School – a lecture series on the internet, media, arts and social movements
7) Research on the privacy policies and security measures of Thai online services
8) Mekong ICT Camp – a regional bi-annual workshop on ICT for development.

Topic areas of expertise:
  • Access to information,
  • Freedom of expression,
  • Human rights & ICTs,
  • Internet governance,
  • Open access,
  • Security & privacy


15 Rajanakarn Building 5th floor, Soi Pradiphat 17
Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400

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