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Day 4 of the Internet Rules workshop: Deep dives into gender and technology, data sovereignty and the impact of algorithms in our everyday life

sex, 27/11/2020 - 09:20

“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.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31

qui, 26/11/2020 - 17:29

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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Day 3 of the Internet Rules workshop: Revisiting freedom of expression and the importance of context-based, grounded and inclusive content moderation

qui, 26/11/2020 - 07:03

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. 

Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks

qua, 25/11/2020 - 13:01

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks (LocNet) project team invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories shared about acts of care in communication technologies during the pandemic.

Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report

qua, 25/11/2020 - 06:29

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.

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Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal

qua, 25/11/2020 - 03:21

“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.

Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy

qua, 25/11/2020 - 03:06

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.

Rambles of everyday resistance

ter, 24/11/2020 - 13:18

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

Young digital rights defenders in South Asia come together to learn about internet governance through ICT laws

ter, 24/11/2020 - 11:30

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.

Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of UNGA 75 Third Committee

seg, 23/11/2020 - 19:27

This join statment calls on all States and the UN to prevent, respond to, and ensure accountability for cases of intimidation and reprisals against those who engage or seek to engage with the UN.

Joint letter In solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

seg, 23/11/2020 - 17:30

The undersigned organisations express their deepest concern about the unprecedented escalation against EIPR, one of Egypt’s oldest and most reputable human rights organisations, including the arbitrary arrest and detention of three EIPR employees by Egyptian security forces since 15 November.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020

seg, 23/11/2020 - 12:44

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

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FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building

seg, 23/11/2020 - 11:25

The FTX: Safety Reboot training curriculum explores how we occupy online spaces, how women, queer and gender diverse people are represented, and how we can counter discourses and norms that contribute to discrimination and violence. 

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Non-state stakeholders' position paper on UN Tech Envoy

qui, 19/11/2020 - 18:43

This document sets out the aspirations of non-state actors engaged in the digital cooperation process concerning the guiding principles, profile, roles and responsibilities, and working methods of the United Nations Technology Envoy to be appointed by the Secretary-General.

Unshackling Expression: A study on online freedom of expression in Indonesia

qui, 19/11/2020 - 10:23

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.

Indonesia doing worse in terms of promoting freedom of expression online according to new CYRILLA report

qui, 19/11/2020 - 10:22

Does Indonesia have laws in place to protect its citizens’ right to free speech and expression online? Are these laws being implemented in a way that promotes human rights, or are the same laws being used to curtail them? These are the questions tackled in this new report.

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APC policy explainer: A human rights-based approach to cybersecurity

qua, 18/11/2020 - 13:13

A human rights-based approach to cybersecurity means putting people at the centre and ensuring that there is trust and security in networks and devices that reinforce, rather than threaten, human security. APC explains why, where and how we work on this issue.

Community Networks Stories: A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon

ter, 17/11/2020 - 21:41

Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) and the Brazilian Association of Digital Radio (ABRADIG) worked together with local and indigenous communities in Extractive Reserves in Pará, Brazil to co-create an appropriate digital two-way communication system through high frequency or HF radio.

African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment

ter, 17/11/2020 - 19:32

The eighth annual AfriSIG will take the form of an online event aimed at strengthening networking among the alumni who have participated in previous editions of the School and giving them the opportunity for deeper engagement in a few key current topics in internet governance in Africa.

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Bárbara paes on black feminist cyberactivists in brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"

ter, 17/11/2020 - 16:50

Young feminists have reacted especially quickly to the pandemic’s impact on marginalized groups, young women and girls. The gendered impacts of surveillance technologies, state oppression, and immediate economic contraction are too familiar for those who have already been working with a feminist approach, but the exacerbated impact of the pandemic has spurred feminists to collaborate more.

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