Sonia Randhawa

"Sonia Randhawa is a member of's pool of writer. She is a director of the Centre for Independent Journalism in Malaysia, a board member of feminist communications organisation ISIS-International Manila and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne."

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UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women´s rights

Posted Fri 15 Jun 2012 - 12:55 | 9,948 views
South Africa's constitution guarantees freedom of expression, and has been interpreted to include the right to community media and to creative journalistic content. However, these progressive interpretations come in the light of broadcasting, rather than the internet. Online media and its regulation in South Africa fall short of the human rights standards that South Africa has recognised under...

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Going online is the same as going out to a rally

Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 - 23:38 | 50,722 views
In early April 2012 in Istanbul thirty people from six continents met at the APC “Dialogue on digital security and women's human rights defenders” to discuss regional and global trends on digital security, freedom of expression and freedom of association, and their impact on women's human rights defenders. Katerina Fialova and Sonia Randhawa interviewed two of the participants to interrogate/...

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Equality, non-interference, non-hierarchy: What the net should be

Posted Thu 24 May 2012 - 11:32 | 5,280 views
The UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed made an important speech on internet governance in Geneva earlier in May 2012. She stressed the importance of upholding human rights principles online supporting the call of civil society for democratization of internet governance. Sonia Randhawa is urging all of us to not just look at what Farida Shaheed says, but also to take a look...

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Finding the balance: Women's rights and the internet in the Philippines

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2012 - 10:09 | 8,205 views writer Sonia Randhawa speak with Jelen Paclarin, executive director of the Women's Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) in the Philippines, about the potential of the UPR to improve the lives of women in Philippines, the emerging forms of technology-related VAW and key challenges in addressing it, and the importance of women's representation in policy-making processes.

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Encontrar el equilibrio: derechos de las mujeres e internet en Filipinas

Posted Tue 3 Apr 2012 - 19:22 | 6,090 views
Entre el 21 de mayo y el 4 de junio comenzará el segundo ciclo del Examen periódico universal (EPU) del Consejo de Derechos Humanos. Uno de los 14 países que se analizará es Filipinas. El EPU es el único mecanismo gracias al cual los estados y gobiernos relatan a los demás países sus logros de promoción de los derechos humanos y los actores no estatales plantean sus inquietudes de un modo no...

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Mapping the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 10:00 | 13,429 views
On 25 November 2011, Take Back The Tech! campaign launched an interactive map that allows internet users to share their stories, local news and personal experiences of gender-based violence they faced online or through the use of mobile phone technologies. As of 7 December, the map has recorded 103 stories from across the globe, with the majority of stories coming from Africa, Latin America and...

Mapping and privacy: Interview with Privacy International's Gus Hosein (audio, 18 mins)

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 06:15 | 3,139 views's writer, Sonia Randhawa, spoke with senior fellow at Privacy International Gus Hosein about how mobile devices and their ability to map our movements are intruding on women's personal privacy and individual autonomy.

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Mapping and privacy: Interview with Privacy International's Gus Hosein

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 05:36 | 11,720 views
Sonia Randhawa spoke with senior fellow at Privacy International Gus Hosein about how mobile devices and their ability to map our movements are intruding on personal privacy and individual autonomy.

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Mapeando la intersección entre tecnología y violencia de género

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 12:05 | 6,360 views
El 25 de noviembre de 2011, la campaña lanzó un mapa interactivo que permite que las usuarias de internet compartan sus historias, noticias locales y experiencias personales sobre violencia de género que hayan enfrentado en línea o a través del uso de telefonía móvil. Hasta el 7 de diciembre, ya registró 103 historias de todo el mundo, en su mayoría provenientes de África, América Latina y Asia....

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¿Cuándo una broma ya no es una broma?

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 15:49 | 4,500 views
A partir de dos casos recientes, Sonia Randhawa se pregunta ¿cuál es el punto en el que una broma se convierte en un delito? En el Reino Unido se discuten cuestiones sobre privacidad, libertad de expresión y violencia a partir de que mensajes en twitter sean usados para actos delictivos.