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The hack of Uganda’s government websites: Anonymous could do better

Posted Mon 27 Aug 2012 - 15:59 | 9,154views
Uganda’s Government websites were hacked and defaced earlier this month. The hacksters asserted that their actions were to protest the Ugandan Government persecution of the LGBTI community of Uganda where being gay is considered criminal and where legislation is pending Uganda’s parliament that would impose harsh prison penalties on gay people, including the death sentence for so called “...
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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 02:56 | 8,007views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?
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It's violent, it's misogynist. Something needs to be done, but what?

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 - 11:20 | 13,265views
For those of you that don't know the appalling vitriol that Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to, you can read a summary of it here. It's worrying that there are people out there who are capable of perpetrating this campaign of hatred. But what's more worrying is that we don't seem to know what to do...
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Copyright and the digital divide

Posted Thu 5 Jul 2012 - 11:17 | 5,951views
It's day two of the 'Informal' Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we're split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation's ministerial meeting in November: I'm in the workshop on digital divide. While a lot of interesting ideas came up during the course of the day, the one which causes me most concern is the problem of knowledge that is...
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Flash Mob Korean Style

Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 - 13:46 | 8,473views
In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation's Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops - it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights. The protest site has obviously been occupied for some time - they are even growing tomato plants - and is just outside a major tourist attraction. The protest...
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 09:03 | 7,949views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.
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Censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 - 12:44 | 10,563views
The Spear is a painting that depicts the African National Congress leader and South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as "16N" - not suitable for people under the age of 16...
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Equality, non-interference, non-hierarchy: What the net should be

Posted Thu 24 May 2012 - 11:32 | 5,047views
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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Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided

Posted Thu 17 May 2012 - 06:57 | 5,283views
“Sex work may be illegal in Uganda, but providing services for sex workers is clearly not,” reads a statement put out on May 9 by WONETHA, a health and human rights organisation, in reaction to a serious crack-down on its activities by Ugandan municipal police.
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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May 17 | World Internet Day & IDAHO | What does internet freedom mean to you?

Posted Thu 17 May 2012 - 05:27 | 4,871views
May 17 marks two important causes: The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)and World Internet Day. Join us and play Twitter tag to connect your rights on May 17th. Help activists in your communities - geographically or issue-based - to connect with other activists who might know about IDAHO or internet rights but might not see them as interconnected or even know each...