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Liberation of Palestine: Technoscience for harm or healing

Posted Mon 11 Mar 2024 - 18:43 | 185 views

The increased use of generative AI, where impresses the masses, it also raises ethical questions when applied to sensitive political contexts. Kira Xonorika explores how this technology is being used in imagining a free Palestine that gives a sense of hope, but also in contexts that promotes oppressors' propaganda.

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[Statement] A Coalition of International Organizations Demands that Meta Refrain from Censoring Criticism Of Zionism on its Platforms

Posted Mon 12 Feb 2024 - 17:49 | 89 views

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.

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"This attack has brought all human rights frameworks into question.” Experts speak about genocide and the internet in Gaza

Posted Fri 5 Jan 2024 - 17:48 | 47 views

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. 

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How will funders respond to AI-generated proposals?

Posted Thu 30 Nov 2023 - 12:21 | 150 views

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?

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Whenever I Stand, I Stand With Palestine: Young Palestinians Are Risking Their Lives To Dismantle Israeli Propaganda

Posted Thu 23 Nov 2023 - 10:42 | 169 views

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

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Meta Is Silencing Genocide

Posted Tue 14 Nov 2023 - 07:31 | 457 views

Meta claims that it respects people's freedom of expression, but has historically been intentionally silencing Palestinian voices and those standing for Palestine. So how do we hold it accountable?

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Policy recommendations from FIRN research

Posted Thu 24 Aug 2023 - 05:10 | 214 views

In this piece, as a way of forward looking and forging a radical possibilities, FIRN team has compiled evidence based research recommendations for multiple stakeholders in this field to recognise, address, and prevent online gender based violence across our communities. We also invite these stakeholders to reimagine and reconstruct an internet that is a safe place for all people, especially…

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Through the Memory Lane: Internet’s Various Stages And How It Enabled Women’s Participation

Posted Mon 3 Jul 2023 - 08:53 | 234 views

Since its advent, the internet has taken various forms and has gone through different phases to become what it is today. The evolution of the internet has not yet stopped, with new technology rapidly advancing. However, women's contribution and the kind of access they have is often overlooked in this conversation. This article explores how women have participated in making the internet and…

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The Siren Song of Subservience: Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes in AI Through Pop Culture

Posted Tue 27 Jun 2023 - 03:32 | 497 views

Technology is constantly evolving everyday, with new advancements in models like artificial intelligence that on one hand claims to help humans in making tasks easy, but on the other hand, it reinforces harmful societal stereotypes. In this article, Beatrix Kondo explores the portrayal of gender through AI in pop culture and how it has been seen in still-new AI chatbots.

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When Protection Becomes Threat: Cybercrime Regulation As A Tool For Silencing Women And LGBTQIA+ People Around The World

Posted Mon 26 Jun 2023 - 03:58 | 226 views

Derechos Digitales maps cases involving the abusive use of cybercrime regulation to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people worldwide. The results are troubling and warn of the inherent danger of imposing international standards without considering national contexts or building human rights safeguards, particularly for historically marginalised groups.