Internet rights

Focus on internet and human rights in Indonesia: Interview with Ferdiansyah Thajib

By: Alan Finlay

“Both the issues of human rights and the rights of internet expression are still in the margins of the mainstream political stage in Indonesia,” says Ferdiansyah Thajib in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I).

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Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani

By: Alan Finlay

“Unfortunately I hold a pessimistic view with regards to content regulation in Saudi Arabia. That said, I think a good starting point is demanding more transparency with regards to blocked content.,” says Rafid Fatani in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I).

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Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan

By: Alan Finlay

“South Africa has adopted some of the more problematic elements of the new post-9/11 surveillance regime, many of which have been authored in supposedly liberal democracies, while failing to incorporate key safeguards that may have been incorporated in these democracies,” says Jane Duncan in an interview related to a forthcoming report she wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I). 

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Enfoques sobre internet y derechos humanos en Argentina: entrevista con Nodo TAU

Por Alan Finlay

“Los temas principales que deberían abordarse en Argentina hoy son la libertad de expresión, el acceso a la información y la libre circulación de la cultura” afirman desde Nodo TAU en una entrevista vinculada a un informe próximo a publicarse en una edición especial del Monitor mundial sobre la sociedad de la información.

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Focus on internet and human rights in Pakistan: Interview with Bytes for All

By Alan Finlay

“The media in Pakistan has been tardy to address threats to internet freedom. This has especially been the case with the Urdu media. There is little to no coverage of internet rights violations and bans imposed by the government of Pakistan on the electronic media,” says Bytes for All in an interview related to a forthcoming report the group wrote for the Global Information Society Watch.

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Focus on internet and human rights in Azerbaijan: Interview with Vugar Gojayev

By Alan Finlay

 “Since the outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2011, government has shown much desire to regulate the internet. The uprising in the Guba district in March 2012 has shown the pivotal role that social media can play in Azerbaijani political life,” says Vugar Gojayev, in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I).

 

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