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Towards internet intermediary responsibility

Carly Nyst
Carly Nyst on 26 November, 2013 - 18:37
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Carly Nyst works for Privacy International and directs PI's work in developing countries. Carly is an Australian-qualified lawyer who has worked in human rights law and advocacy at both national and international levels.

A key pillar of the internet freedom movement is the concept that internet intermediaries should be immune from liability for any content hosted on their sites. Yet there is a clear and important need for intermediaries to play a more active role in ensuring that they are not complicit in incitement to violence against women. This article is third of the series that will explore the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women.

Pulling back the veil of free speech?

Carly Nyst
Carly Nyst on 26 November, 2013 - 18:12
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Carly Nyst works for Privacy International and directs PI's work in developing countries. Carly is an Australian-qualified lawyer who has worked in human rights law and advocacy at both national and international levels.

International human rights law provides for a strong right to free expression that must be tempered by the need to protect against hate speech, or speech that incites violence, including violence against women. However, the existence of exceptions to the right to freedom of expression does not, however, mean that the prohibition against hate speech and incitement to hatred is a straight forward or uncontroversial idea. On the contrary, the exceptions to Article 19 are highly controversial, subjective and prone to manipulation by State and other entities. What, then, are the legitimate avenues for redress of hate speech when it occurs on the internet? This article is the second of the series that will explore the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women.

How gender-based harassment falls through the digital cracks?

Carly Nyst
Carly Nyst on 26 November, 2013 - 17:28
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Carly Nyst works for Privacy International and directs PI's work in developing countries. Carly is an Australian-qualified lawyer who has worked in human rights law and advocacy at both national and international levels.

When did the internet transform from being a democratized space and tool of empowerment, that has franchised hundreds of millions of women and girls, to an arena of gender-based hatred? This article is first of the series that will explore the responsibility of intermediaries to ensure that the internet is a space that empowers, rather than subjugates, women.

Snippets from Connect Your Rights, Mumbai

EROTICS India
EROTICS India on 20 November, 2013 - 23:47
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Point of View held “Connect Your Rights!”, an all-day meeting exploring the links between gender rights, sexual rights, and Internet rights, on November 11, 2013 at Mumbai. It was the first meeting in the second phase of the EROTICS India project. The first phase comprised of an exploratory research study on sexuality and ICTs in India.

Day 2: Sexual Right, Privacy and Technology - Common Concerns Moving Forward

FF
FF on 20 November, 2013 - 15:05
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At Rutgers University Newark Campus, November 8-9, 2013, organised by the Association for Progressive CommunicationsAssociation for Progressive Communications.

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Day 1: Sexual Right, Privacy and Technology - Common Concerns Moving Forward

FF
FF on 20 November, 2013 - 15:00
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At Rutgers University Newark Campus, November 8-9, 2013, organised by the Association for Progressive CommunicationsAssociation for Progressive Communications.

Style information: Capital letters for Association, Progressive and Communications. "Communications" with an "s" at the end. We tend not to use the definite article with the acronym eg "APC is a worldwide network", and only occasionally "The APC is a worldwide network".

Source: APC website">i (APC) and The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflictinformation and communications technology. ">i Resolution and Human Rightsi (CGHR).

Day 3: Sexual Right, Privacy and Technology - Common Concerns Moving Forward

FF
FF on 20 November, 2013 - 14:55
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At Rutgers University Newark Campus, November 8-9, 2013, organised by the Association for Progressive CommunicationsAssociation for Progressive Communications.

Style information: Capital letters for Association, Progressive and Communications. "Communications" with an "s" at the end. We tend not to use the definite article with the acronym eg "APC is a worldwide network", and only occasionally "The APC is a worldwide network".

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Connecting Our Rights at IGF2013: Women and sexual rights defenders leading progress on equitable, inclusive internet policy

Shawna Finnegan
Shawna Finnegan on 20 November, 2013 - 14:22
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The human rightsi of women and sexual minorities are being increasingly impacted by the interneti, not only through violence and discrimination, but through policies and legislation that do not recognise their specific contexts, concerns and capacities.

Integrating women's rights at the IGF

Mary Onyango
Mary Onyango on 19 November, 2013 - 17:43
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Mary Onyango is part of The International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT) Kenya.

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">i in ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i sector should not be overlooked. Women need to access interneti for development, hence training of women and girls to access internet is crucial. Despite this, gender
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was not seen as a thematic area during IGF 2013 and hence was not included in the IGF workshops. This was a concern to women human rightsi organizations like APC which advocates for a democratic and inclusive internet governanceSource: Tunis Agenda for the Information Society">i models. The Gender Dynamic Coalition organized by APC to discuss Gender and Internet Governance: integrating women’s rights at the IGF space, was part of a concern to address strategy for inclusion of gender discussion in future IGF.

Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Rohini Lakshané
Rohini Lakshané on 19 November, 2013 - 16:49
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Rohini is the editor of EroTICs India and a former technology journalist with interests in 'openness', tech for good, online civil liberties and ICTs.

Public | private: Define your line. Shape your space. Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! on 15 November, 2013 - 14:59
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Take Back the Tech! is a collaborative campaign to reclaim ICTs to end violence against women. The campaign calls on all ICT users – especially women and girls – to take control of technology and strategically use any ICT platform at hand for activism against gender-based violence. Take Back the Tech! accompanies the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25 – December 10 each year) with daily actions that explore different aspects of violence against women and ICT tools.

This year´s Take Back the Tech!Source: APC Annual Report 2006 ">i campaign is about defining the lines between public and private and claiming the right to privacyepic.org/privacy/gender/default.html">i as a fundamental human right. Define your lines between what’s public and private! Take Back the Tech! with us from 25 Nov-10 Dec 2013.

Gender and internet governance: Integrating women's rights at the IGF space

FF
FF on 25 October, 2013 - 14:20
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Statement: “Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013

APC Women´s Rights Programme
APC Women´s Rights Programme on 23 October, 2013 - 13:26
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The Internet Governance Forum Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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">i and the active participation of women in Interneti governance policyi dialogue and processes, we see this as a huge step back taken by organisers in this process.

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