Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival

on 03 Apr 2017 | 1,585views
While Chelsea Manning has been pardoned by the Obama administration, there are still many political prisoners facing incarceration and lengthy trials for their exercise of freedom of expression and for whistle blowing. Very few countries have enacted laws that protect whistle blowers. Mallory Knodel writes about the benefit fundraiser to welcome home Chelsea Manning that took place at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 in Valencia, Spain, and reflects on the many others who face similar charges around the world.

Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression

on 17 Nov 2014 | 2,191views
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 of expression. Get involved!

Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

on 10 Jul 2014 | 3,495views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!

Time to come out!: Pioneering women in history of technology

on 15 Apr 2014 | 5,044views
Check out these videos of Jac sm Kee introducing these women's stories and contributions to technology during the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and Technology in April 2014.

APC launches website on sex, rights and the internet

on 10 Mar 2014 | 2,624views
In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications has launched a new website ( to reflect the project's background, share knowledge and feature updates on the initiative.

Snippets from “Tangled, Like Wool”, New Delhi

on 31 Jan 2014 | 2,530views
Point of View and CREA held “Tangled, Like Wool” a day-long meeting of activists, NGOs, researchers, bloggers, media persons and other stakeholders for exploring the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and the freedom of speech, held on January 28, 2014 at New Delhi. It was the second meeting of the second phase of the EROTICS India project, the first being held in Mumbai in November 2013. Through talks, presentations and discussions, the meeting took a comprehensive and multi-faceted look at the nuances of issues pertaining to online pornography in India. It was live-tweeted with the hashtag #EROTICSDel. EROTICS India meetings with the same or similar themes are scheduled to take place in Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.

Crowdmapping Sexual Harassment in India

on 27 Nov 2013 | 3,367views
This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.

Snippets from Connect Your Rights, Mumbai

on 20 Nov 2013 | 2,121views
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.

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

on 15 Nov 2013 | 2,159views
This year´s Take Back the Tech! campaign is about defining the lines between public and private and claiming the right to privacy 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.