freedom of expression

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Opportunities for Ecuadorian women to connect their rights online

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:13 | 5,664 views
In the interview with Flavia Fascendini of GenderIT.org, Valeria Betancourt, manager of APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme, argues that the incorporation of knowledge transfer through technology, connectivity for the information and knowledge society, and finally, inclusion and the guarantee of human rights within the broad strategies of Ecuador’s National Plan for Good Living...

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Brazil, Magaly Pazello: “We have no specific debate on women's internet rights”

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 11:11 | 6,897 views
Magaly Pazello, activist and specialist researcher in gender and information and communication technologies, recently joined the team that developed the Brazil report for the UN's Universal Periodic Review. In discussion with Flavia Fascendini, the editor of GenderIT.org, Pazello confirmed that there is still a great deal to do with regards to the connection between women's rights and a broad...

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of South Africa

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 15:31 | 4,654 views
This joint submission from APC, CALS, CIVICUS, Gender Links, Highway Africa Chair in Media and Information Society, IDASA, ODAC, Right 2 Know, SANGONet, Section27, and SERI focuses on freedom of expression, the right to information, freedom from censorship; freedom of the press, the right to privacy, and the importance of affordable access to the internet in South Africa. The submission...

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The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the internet: Submission to the UN HRC by APC

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 - 17:16 | 2,866 views
In this submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, Association for Progressive Communication (APC) acknowledges the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association to be together with the right to freedom of expression at the core of a democratic and open society and makes recommendations for how these rights can be promoted and...

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Take Back the Tech! But know the risks first

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 07:02 | 9,884 views
Like any tool, ICTs can be tremendously useful, but dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. This is doubly true for activists and women's rights defenders. Jennifer Radloff and Erika Smith speak to participants from one of our secure online communications for women human rights defenders workshops who share their own experiences with ICTs and what they've learned from the training.

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Help us to "make the connection" between human rights and internet rights

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2011 - 06:03 | 7,247 views
When did you first realise how your freedom of expression or association could be violated online? When did you first "make the connection" between human rights and internet rights as a women human rights defender? The "Connect Your Rights campaign" campaign and GenderIT.org is calling for submissions of blogs, poems, digital stories, artwork and other visuals to help others make the connection.

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Silence is not the solution - women bloggers stand up to trolls

Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 - 14:56 | 6,015 views
The net is not neutral. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the experience of women bloggers. Women bloggers face an unprecedented level of harassment and abuse online - both in terms of the volume and vitriol of attacks. But now women writers everywhere are standing up and speaking out against cyberharassment.

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Commentary to the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 23:30 | 6,090 views
The Commentary to the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders maps the rights protected in the Declaration and explains in what parts of the document are they protected, unpacks what each right entails and which are the common restrictions and violations of those rights, and lastly highlights good practices and recommendations regarding those rights. It pays particular attention to the specifics of...

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Connectedness or alienation?

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 18:25 | 6,067 views
Women's human rights activist Edna Aquino remarks on how ICTs have impacted her work, presenting both new opportunities and new risks. In her interview with new GenderIT.org writer, Maya Ganesh, Edna argues that activists using ICTs must be mindful of alienating women with the use of excessive jargon, and must always be keenly aware that there are inherent risks in online communications. However...

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ICT skills gap = online security risks

Posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 17:46 | 7,001 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza interviews Mary Jane Real, outgoing coordinator of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition about the use of internet and information and communication technologies by women human rights defenders, the opportunities they present as well as the digital security risks women human rights defenders confront. Real goes on to share her...