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12 November 2018

Commentary: Geospatial technology can improve human rights documentation

Author: Theresa Harris, OpenGlobalRights

Human rights practitioners have become increasingly savvy about the ways geospatial technologies can help document violations in conflict zones that are difficult to reach, show chronological changes in landscapes, and corroborate witness testimony......

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12 November 2018
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Author: Notre Temps & AFP

« Snowden met en garde les Israéliens contre les excès de la surveillance », 7 novembre 2018...

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Story
12 November 2018

NGO accuses telecommunication companies of being complicit in the Israeli occupation

In July 2018, Who Profits published a report claiming that telecommunication companies operating in the occupied Palestinian territories are complicit in the Israeli occupation. Altice, Bezeq, Cellcom Israel, and Partner Communications allegedly...

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Article
30 October 2018

Commentary: Global Network Initiative has contributed to improvements in ICT companies' respect for human rights over the past 10 years

Author: Michael Samway, Medium

"GNI: A Journey of Trust and Making Common Cause" 16 October 2018...

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Article
30 October 2018

Ranking Digital Rights' Investor Update highlights that good governance in ICT sector requires focus on consumer privacy & expression-related risks

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon & Melissa Brown, Ranking Digital Rights

"Poor digital rights governance: Users, investors, and societies pay the price," 29 Oct 2018...

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Story
30 October 2018

USA: Employees urge tech companies to withdraw bids for $10 million contract with Department of Defense

Employees are increasing pressure on tech companies to withdraw from a bid for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Department of Defense (DoD). Following DoD Chief John H. Gibson II's statement that the programme would...

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Company response
26 October 2018

Microsoft response: technology and the US military

Author: Brad Smith, Microsoft

Over the last few months there has been a debate in our industry about when and how technology companies should work with the government, and specifically whether companies should supply digital technology to the military... Our work as a company in...

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Article
17 October 2018

Civil society calls on World Bank  &  IMF to react as People’s Global Conference events are disrupted

Author: International Accountability Project (USA)

"Police Cancel Civil Society Events in Bali, Indonesia on the Sidelines of World Bank — IMF Annual Meetings", 15 Oct 2018...

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Article
2 October 2018

Rights CoLab & DLA Piper make the business case for protection of civic freedoms & support of civil society

Author: Ed Rekosh, Rights CoLab & Lamin Khadar, DLA Piper

"The Business Case for Civil Society", Sep 2018...

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27 September 2018

Brookings Institution issues policy recommendations on how to manage the impact of digital technology on fair elections, human rights & internet governance

Author: Ted Piccone, Brookings Institution, in Sur: International Journal on Human Rights (Brazil)

"Democracy and digital technology", 27 Sep 2018...

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