[Statement] A Coalition of International Organizations Demands that Meta Refrain from Censoring Criticism Of Zionism on its Platforms
By 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement
73 civil society organisations sign a letter to Zuckerberg calling out his company Meta's proposal to revise its hate speech policy to treat the term "Zionist" as a proxy for Jewish and/or Israeli, which will ultimately lead to severe restrictions on legitimate political speech and debate. This proposal comes at a time when Israel is committing a genocide in Palestine as the world watches.
By Anmol Irfan
Pakistani women have always struggled to navigate public spheres given the scrutiny and violence that they are subjected to. But they're now fighting back by taking their space in the online public spaces that enables them to access an audience on their own terms. Yet, it comes at a cost.
"This attack has brought all human rights frameworks into question.” Experts speak about genocide and the internet in Gaza
On 11 December 2023, 7amleh, SMEX and APC hosted a webinar to commemorate Human Rights Day and to shed light on the ongoing violations by Israel that are affecting civil society organisations, the internet and communications infrastructure in Gaza and internet spaces in general.
By Hija Kamran
Recap of the year 2023 at GenderIT.
By Ermias Mulugeta
As Ethiopia starts to get internet connectivity on a faster pace owing to the entrance of foreign telecom companies in the country, the societal issues pertaining to gender based violence are increasingly translated into digital spaces as well. This article highlights three cases of women who went through various forms of technology-facilitated gender based violence.
By Neema Iyer
With commercialising of AI, many writers and fundraisers are using it to draft grant proposals, efficiently or otherwise. But while it does reduce the time proposal writing takes, how will donors take it and what should their response be, given that the technology is here to stay?
Whenever I Stand, I Stand With Palestine: Young Palestinians Are Risking Their Lives To Dismantle Israeli Propaganda
By Hija Kamran
Israeli occupation forces are constantly targeting Palestinian journalists in attempts to stop them from reporting the on-ground realities of Gaza as the Israel indiscriminately attacks children and adults in the Strip. But some journalists are continuing to report, risking their own safety for their land and for a #FreePalestine
This article highlights the need for a balanced approach to understand the intricate social dynamics of the digital world. Fungai Machirori reflects on her podcast journey, emphasizing the value of exploring the social dimensions of digital interactions. The article encourages readers to embrace diverse knowledge systems and promote dialogue in this evolving space.
Our Voices Our Futures At The IGF2023 To Amplify Voices Of Structurally Silenced Communities In Public Policy Spaces
By Sheena Magenya
We gathered some of the reflections from the participation of OVOF country partners in this year’s IGF as relates to their work with the OVOF project in their respective countries.