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EngageMedia: Alternative ethical frameworks for AI: A critical view of AI ethics

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:50

Going beyond traditional Western frameworks of artificial intelligence (AI), this article shares other lenses from various cultural landscapes from which to view AI ethics.

FMA submits report to UN special rapporteur on violence against women

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:40

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns on public life. Among the conditions faced in the Philippines during this period is gender-based violence, influenced by the quality of gender-responsive measures in times of crises.

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CIPESA: Niger passes new law on interception of communications

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:32

In response to national security challenges related to terrorism, ethnic conflict and organized crime, Niger promulgated a new law on the interception of communications, with surveillance implications that threaten the right to free speech and privacy online.

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SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:25

On Sunday afternoon, Lebanese internet users reported an internet disruption that made it almost impossible to access platforms like Twitter. This outage affected many websites and services globally, including Lebanon. However, not all the Internet Service Providers nor all the internet services in Lebanon were affected the same.

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What comes next after the Terror Law? FMA convenes civil society reps to talk about the future of free speech

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:13

The Foundation for Media Alternatives organised a webinar on digital rights in the Philippinesdiscussing the exacerbation of the digital divide during the lockdown, freedom of expression and the effects of the controversial Anti-Terror Law. 

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Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in South Asia

seg, 31/08/2020 - 11:53

This online workshop creates an opportunity for participants to engage with experts and practitioners currently working to improve digital laws and to network with fellow digital rights defenders while building their capacity to impact change at the national, regional and international level.

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African internet resilience: What about complementary access models?

seg, 31/08/2020 - 10:48

<p>The fifth session of the African Internet Resilience webinar series took place on 30 July. The focus of the session was to foster a deeper understanding of complementary networks and address the need for internet services in rural and underserved areas across the continent.

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Organisations of the Americas demand respect for the autonomy of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

seg, 31/08/2020 - 10:19

Over 400 organisations signed this open letter demanding respect for the autonomy of the Inter-American Commission. The OAS Secretary General’s decision undermines the IACHR’s institutionality and puts its autonomy and independence at risk.

Hello? How can I help you today?: Mental health concerns for LGBTIQA+ people during COVID-19

qui, 27/08/2020 - 19:02

LGBTIQA+ people are often already isolated and invisibilised in their families, sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are being built.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 28

qui, 27/08/2020 - 18:16

Welcome to the 28th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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The digital rights movement needs to be deliberately inclusive

qua, 26/08/2020 - 17:44

We often speak of, and understand, technology to be embedded in socio-political contexts, and imbued with a number of power struggles and their violences. What we do not speak of is how we as the movement are also caught up in these contexts and struggles.

#KeepItOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet and digital communication tools open, accessible, and secure in Chad

ter, 25/08/2020 - 18:18

Various members of the #KeepItOn coalition that works to end internet shutdowns globally signed this open letter to express serious concern about the continued disruptions of the internet and digital communications by the government of Chad.

30th anniversary: Our member 7amleh shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years

ter, 25/08/2020 - 12:52

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member 7amleh - The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement, which focuses on continuing to support the most vulnerable communities.

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CIPESA: Tanzania entrenches digital rights repression amidst COVID-19 denialism and a looming election

seg, 24/08/2020 - 13:27

On 17 July, the Tanzania government issued new Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations. These new regulations entrench the licensing and taxation of bloggers, online discussion forums, radio and television webcasters, and repress online speech, privacy and access to information.

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Community Networks Stories: A rainbow of contents in the sky

sex, 21/08/2020 - 19:18

The 1st Technological Faena proposed installing a community intranet for the assembly. They would start by preparing a basic virtual browsing experience that would allow users to download files and take them to their communities without using the global internet and without the need for mobile data.

Who is your global South feminism serving?

sex, 21/08/2020 - 12:31

In this article, Zimbabwean feminist researcher and writer Fungai Machirori challenges the idea of "the global South" as a homogenous space.

WOUGNET at RightsCon: Not "revenge porn": Non-consensual sharing of intimate imagery in Uganda

qui, 20/08/2020 - 18:21

During RightsCon 2020, the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) hosted a session on non-consensual sharing of intimate images (NCII), a form of online violence that is on the rise in Uganda and other sub-Saharan African countries, commonly referred to as “revenge porn”.

Israeli impact on Palestinian digital rights during the coronavirus pandemic

qui, 20/08/2020 - 12:35

This position paper published by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media details the increase in Israeli digital rights violations with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with women journalists and calls for an end to all kinds of online violence

qui, 20/08/2020 - 10:02

Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with the women journalists who have called out online violence they face on social media platforms. A statement released by a group of women journalists on 12 August highlights a culture of hateful speech, incitement, harassment and doxxing.

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Between regulation and rights: DEF at RightsCon

qua, 19/08/2020 - 18:37

Participants from a range of countries and regions took part in a panel at RightsCon 2020 to bring perspectives from around the world to the topic of empowering the people through media and information literacy.