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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Posted Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 19:17 | 2,657 views
In the present report the Special Rapporteur addresses the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications. Drawing from research on international and national norms and jurisprudence, and the input of states and civil society, the report concludes that encryption and anonymity enable individuals to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age and, as...

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and mysoginistic online content

Posted Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 11:44 | 3,958 views
This video by Dhyta Caturani from Engage Media features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online mysoginistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet in Malaysia, July 2015.

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Access to LGBTI related websites was blocked one by one?

Posted Thu 4 Jun 2015 - 19:00 | 3,097 views
The Turkish Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) blocked access to 5 LGBTI websites. While Işık Mater from Alternative Informatics Association (Alternatif Bilişim Derneği) defined LGBTI related websites block as the censorship, according to Kaos GL Association’s Lawyer Hayriye Kara it meant the violation of constitutional rights.

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Porn. Panic. Ban.

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:55 | 7,708 views
In India, both the legislature and the judiciary are considering bans on the consumption of online porn; one petition argues that porn increases violence against women without offering any evidence to that effect, another focuses on the “moral depravity and corruption” caused by porn. Do we seriously imagine that violence against women in India will go down by banning online porn? Talk about...

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Difficulties in documenting: Why it can be hard for women to speak out

Posted Sun 30 Nov 2014 - 17:33 | 3,638 views
I've been trying to interview women and girls for the documentation action that Take Back the Tech! announced. I've found it's more difficult than I anticipated, so I wanted to explore the reasons why because I think they are directly related to the theme of freedom of expression.

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Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 21:06 | 3,676 views
We invite you to join our Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality, & the Internet to explore and develop our collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. The meeting will be held in Malaysia between April 12 and 17 and brings together scholars, activists, and policy specialists from local, regional, and international organizations and networks.

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APC launches collaborative initiative to protect, promote and defend sexual rights online

Posted Thu 3 Apr 2014 - 20:55 | 4,111 views
From April 12th - 17th, APC's Women's Rights and Communications Information Policy programmes will bring together activists working in the sexual rights movement and internet rights movement to a global dialogue on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet in Port Dickson, Malaysia.

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2014 - 15:57 | 5,270 views
This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.

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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – a great blow to internet freedom

Posted Wed 5 Mar 2014 - 17:19 | 4,597 views
One month after Nigeria's president signed into law a harsh law criminalising sexual minorities, Uganda has followed suit by signing it's own “anti-gay”, as dubbed by the media, bill. Joining Tanzania, Mauritania, Sudan and Sierra Leone, Uganda and Nigeria have join the club of countries in the continent where the LGBT is criminalise under the harshest sentences: offenders can receive life...

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Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:05 | 5,916 views
Sex workers are increasingly using the Internet for finding business, organising themselves, and fighting for their rights. However, the online space is not without some of the hindrances of the offline one. This is the fifth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence...