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Invasion of Privacy & The Murder of Qandeel Baloch

Posted Thu 21 Jul 2016 - 15:24 | 3,108 views
The murder of Qandeel Baloch raises many uneasy questions - about the role of media and its complicity in her death, about the persistence of patriarchy and misogyny and the forms it takes, both online and offline. Republished from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan.

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Data: The new four-letter word for feminism

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 15:48 | 13,077 views
The discourse of data in network capitalism has unleashed an ethical crisis of self and society. As the all-pervasive grids of surveillance and big data ideology take over control of social behaviour and democratic politics, women seem to be increasingly disciplined by state authority and neoliberal capital alike. Can feminism offer a way out?
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[EDITORIAL] Feminist Principles of the Internet: Two years later

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 13:36 | 6,277 views
Two years after the initial birth of the Feminist Principles of the Internet, Dhyta helps us frame this edition where we see how feminists put the principles into practice in their own contexts. “As an evolving document, we need to constantly revisit it to make sure that it stays relevant, or else we should clarify, revise or even change it in accordance with the new circumstances and our needs...

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Censorship, privacy, surveillance: Protect your data

Posted Thu 31 Mar 2016 - 17:54 | 3,170 views
No one person rules the internet and internet governance is constantly changing. Therefore one can assume we need to dictate what we allow and what we do not. Just as greatly as we fight to protect our physical realities, why not do the same for our virtual worlds?

Publication

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

Posted Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 20:17 | 2,585 views
In the present report the Special Rapporteur addresses the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications. Drawing from research on international and national norms and jurisprudence, and the input of states and civil society, the report concludes that encryption and anonymity enable individuals to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age and, as...

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What school girls in India can teach us about social media

Posted Mon 20 Jul 2015 - 12:49 | 5,940 views
In most Pune schools, the new term is under way. Activities are in full swing and tests have already begun. Students wake up as early as six in the morning and the school day hums along amidst ringing bells and slamming lockers. At the dinner table, a heated WhatsApp conversation ends only when an exasperated parent confiscates the phone. Everyone has at least one selfie on Instagram. Is it time...

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Imagine a Feminist Internet: The conversation is on!

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2015 - 17:46 | 3,772 views
This year, a group of 45 activists, researchers, academics and techies are meeting again in Malaysia to deepen the discussion around feminism and technology. They will be tweeting on #imagineafeministinternet and we invite you to participate in the conversation by engaging with the hashtag and following @takebackthetech.

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Gender and Internet Governance eXchange in Asia

Posted Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 3,496 views
To start off our series of gigX, APC in collaboration with the Foundation for Media Alternatives, held a 2-day event on the 29 and 30 June 2015 where advocates from the region came together to exchange knowledge on the intersections of women’s rights and internet governance.

Publication

The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session

Posted Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 21:46 | 5,165 views
This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications. Together PI, SMEX and APC wish to bring their concerns about the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in Lebanon before the Human Rights Council for consideration in Lebanon’s upcoming review.

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HRC29: Joint statement on the importance of encryption and anonymity for people facing discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

Posted Mon 22 Jun 2015 - 21:16 | 2,775 views
At the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.