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Universal Periodic Review: Submission on internet-related human rights issues in India

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 15:18 | 5,334 views
In the submission, the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) is particularly concerned with making the internet an effective tool to exercise rights to information in India. DEF believes that the internet plays a major role in accessing information and thus a tool for social and economic development. This submission outlines India’s progress and specific areas of concern: information technology...

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APC's submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Ecuador

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 00:08 | 6,143 views
APC’s submission for Ecuador to the UPR process, with support from CIESPAL and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados, focuses on issues of access to the internet and highlights the critical importance of the internet for human rights, as well as social and economic development. Although the first UPR of Ecuador did not include reference to internet-related human rights issues, the events of 2011...

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Why we should get over facebook

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 - 09:57 | 8,065 views
Social networking sites and privacy formed the main topics in two sessions Maya attended - but she found that the discussions were not grounded in research, that users were absent from the debates and tired assumptions dominated the rooms. What's needed, she argues, are more workable proposals that take into account a variety of research and based on how people actually use social networking...