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22 August 2012
This infographic shows the various ways that your online information is at risk.
18 May 2012
This page features a letter from academics and civil society groups from around the world to International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun Touré regarding the lack of opportunity for civil society participation in the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) process.
13 October 2011
Dixie Hatwin, co-chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles (IRP) of the Internet Governance Forum, introduces the IRP's work and its plans for the future. This post is part of a new initiative by Global Voices Advocacy to inform our community and the broader public about the issues, debates, organizations, and coalitions surrounding the policy and governance processes that will determine the Internet's future.
30 September 2011
In this commentary written from the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, special contributor Joy Liddicoat of APC says she was struck by the absence of any discussion about the way in which human rights form part of the very architecture of the internet. It is time, she says, for a new initiative to bring together the technical community and human rights advocates. We must work closer together to defend the shared values that are baked in to the internet and human rights to ensure that these are at the forefront in multi-stakeholder discussions about internet governance principles.
After being reported missing on the 23 September 2011 - after leaving the office Elizabeth Macias Castro, Chief Editor for the daily newspaper “Primera Hora”, was found dead in a public plaza on 24 September 2011 near Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipa. A message was attached to Elizabeth’s body accusing her of collaborating with the army and marine intelligence services by posting information online that related to organized crime activities.
27 September 2011
Joy Liddicoat of APC.org points out that while governments are positioning themselves around internet governance issues, the politics associated with this must not detract from the issues that are facing civil society in developing countries, nor be a smokescreen behind which governments, or others, can hide their increasingly sophisticated interference with human rights and the internet.
9 September 2011
Cameras Everywhere: Current Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights, Video and Technology
I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new report: “Cameras Everywhere: Current Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Human Rights, Video and Technology.” You can read and download it on our website. The report, like the initiative of the same name, aims to ensure that the thousands of people turning to video for human rights can do so as effectively, safely and ethically as possible.