freedom of expression

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Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Posted Mon 12 Oct 2015 - 15:14 | 3,101 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist...

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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 - 20:17 | 2,615 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...

Feminist talk

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

Posted Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 12:44 | 3,912 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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Women in Africa and expression on the internet

Posted Tue 15 Sep 2015 - 14:05 | 4,246 views
We all have an interesting relationship with the internet. In many ways, our current relationships with the internet are indicators of the socio-cultural, economic and political contexts that we live and work in. For many women in the east and southern parts of Africa, our relations with the internet are deeply classed, with women living in urban and semi-urban areas having easier and more access...

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 17:46 | 3,801 views
This year, a group of 45 activists, researchers, academics and techies are meeting again in Malaysia to deepen the discussion around feminism and technology. They will be tweeting on #imagineafeministinternet and we invite you to participate in the conversation by engaging with the hashtag and following @takebackthetech.

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Access to LGBTI related websites was blocked one by one?

Posted Thu 4 Jun 2015 - 20:00 | 3,061 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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Women and internet freedom in East Africa

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 16:03 | 2,298 views
On March 8, International Women’s Day was marked across the world under the theme “Make It Happen.” The OpenNet Africa initiative, which monitors and promotes internet freedom in Africa, participated in a series of online discussions focused on women in the digital sphere.

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How technology issues impact women’s rights: 10 points on Section J

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 11:27 | 12,294 views
APC's advocacy for the re-prioritisation of Section J at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women asks governments to recognise the critical role that the media and ICT play in both advancing and stifling women's rights. At the same time, it is vital that women's rights activists and organisations examine how ICT affects their work and take up Section J demands.
To that...

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

Posted Sun 30 Nov 2014 - 17:33 | 3,591 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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Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

Posted Mon 17 Nov 2014 - 20:22 | 2,601 views
How do you challenge existing inequalities by speaking up? When you voice your thoughts, do you face threats and abuse? How is violence used to disrupt solidarity and collective action where you are? How do you fight back? This year's Take Back the Tech! campaign invites you to help us reframe the conversation about violence against women as a violation of our fundamental human right to freedom...