Technology and human rights - partners
Bolo Bhi (Pakistan): "Bolo Bhi means ‘Speak up’, in Urdu. Bolo Bhi is "a not-for-profit geared towards advocacy, policy and research in the areas of gender rights, government transparency, internet access, digital security and privacy." We worked with Bolo Bhi to combat internet censorship in Pakistan, helping secure commitments from tech companies not to bid for a government internet monitoring and filtering tender. Bolo Bhi's Director Sana Saleem was a panelist during our event at RightsCon 2014, "Laggards & Leaders".
Other organizations working at the intersection of technology and human rights
We have worked in collaboration with most of these organizations, in a range of ways:
Access: Access "defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world." We have worked with Access seeking responses from companies over an internet shut-down in Sudan, among other cases, and hosted a session on "Laggards and Leaders" at its major conference RightsCon, in March 2014.
Center for Internet and Society (India): "The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness...and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities."
Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto: "The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), human rights, and global security."
Electronic Frontier Foundation: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world."
Global Network Initiative: "Protecting and Advancing Freedom of Expression and Privacy in Information and Communications Technologies"
Institute for Human Rights and Business - Digital Dangers initaitive: "Digital Dangers: Identifying and Mitigating Threats in the Digital Realm” is a new initiative being developed by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in collaboration with the School of Law at the University of Washington in Seattle."
Ranking Digital Rights: "Developing a methodology to rank ICT companies on respect for freedom of expression and privacy"
Telecommunications Industry Dialogue: "The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue is a group of telecommunications operators and vendors who jointly address freedom of expression and privacy rights in the telecommunications sector in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"
Web We Want: "Web We Want is a global movement to defend, claim and change the future of the Web."