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Open letter to the European Commission on Article 17 of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

The undersigned organisations have expressed their very explicit concerns about the fundamental and human rights questions that will appear in the implementation of the obligations laid down on online content-sharing service providers by Art

New video toolkit helps achieve greater impact, especially in the global South

The Video for Change Impact Toolkit helps activists harness the power of video to advocate for issues as pressing as extrajudicial killings in the Philippines or the death penalty in Malaysia. 

Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light

By Margarite Nathe,
Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International
May 16, 2019
Many health workers in Senegal didn’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.

Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy

Participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum in Lagos, Nigeria agreed that the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a good starting point for the protection and promotion of online rights and freedoms on the conti

Meet Roy Boney, the host of the @NativeLangsTech Twitter account for May 16-22

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APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019: Defending human rights in the context of shrinking democratic spaces online

The APC community will be actively participating in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), which is taking place 16-17 May, preceded by the activities happening at th

2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities

May 14, 2019

Washington

There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the 

How TikTok is a platform for performance and play for women in Sri Lanka

TikTok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to myriad forms of creative and playful expressions.

Ethical Code: Designing and Governing Inclusive AI

(New York, USA) A recent report by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression highlights unique social implications of AI systems, especially as they become commonplace in today’s informati

Digital rights and inclusion advocacy is making an impact in Africa, despite persistent challenges

Over 200 delegates from across Africa and the world attended the 2019 edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum hosted by Paradigm Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria, where sessions focused on securing human rights in the digital age and e
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