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by unweb December 21, 2011
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Deadline Extension: RightsCon Southeast Asia Proposals Due 1 December

Deadline Extension: RightsCon Southeast Asia Proposals Due 1 December

by Becky Hurwitz last modified November 13, 2014

RightsCon proposal deadline extended until 1 December. Be a part of the program and submit your proposal.

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Meet the Amazing Advisors of RightsCon 2015!

Meet the Amazing Advisors of RightsCon 2015!

by Becky Hurwitz last modified November 13, 2014

Introducing the all-star group of advisors for RightsCon Southeast Asia.

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Great Expectations, The International Uranium Film Festival

Great Expectations, The International Uranium Film Festival

by Norbert G. Suchanek last modified October 30, 2014

The International Uranium Film Festival has been held for the second time successful in India. In 2013 the festival visited 10 Indian cities from New Delhi in the North to Chennai in the South and the films reached a huge and cultural diverse audience. Now in 2014 more than 50 atomic films were screened in six cities. This is a short report about it.

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Editorial and Outreach Coordinator (Myanmar)

by EM News last modified October 15, 2014

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and creative individual to lead EngageMedia's new editorial project to enhance video outreach, engagement, and impact in Myanmar.

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RightsCon Southeast Asia 2015

RightsCon Southeast Asia 2015

by EM News last modified November 06, 2014

We've launched our proposal form for #RightsCon Southeast Asia scheduled for March 24-25 in Manila!

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Why Hong Kong Protestor Are Switching to FireChat ?

Why Hong Kong Protestor Are Switching to FireChat ?

by EM News last modified October 07, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators finding it difficult to communicate over congested mobile-phone networks are downloading the application FireChat about 100,000 times a day in an effort to stay connected.

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Anonymous Declares War Against Hong Kong Police

by EM News last modified October 03, 2014

Anonymous hackers have declared cyber war on the police and Hong Kong government over Sunday's tear gas tactics.

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Welcoming the Umbrella Revolution

by yerry last modified October 03, 2014

The popular 'Occupy Central' movement in Hong Kong presents one of the biggest political challenges for Beijing since it violently crushed pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

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Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

by yerry last modified November 03, 2014

Yang Chuan Ju co-founded Civilmedia@Taiwan, an independent media outlet focused on documenting social movements in the country.

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Kanal KPK Launched with Support from EngageMedia

Kanal KPK Launched with Support from EngageMedia

by yerry last modified October 07, 2014

Videos from EngageMedia have been featured on the newly launched online media channel of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission.

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Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet Matter?

by Dhyta Caturani last modified September 16, 2014

The Internet is believed to be an open space for everyone to express themselves freely. So why do we need a set of principles to "govern" us?

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Piratebay Founders Imprisoned

Piratebay Founders Imprisoned

by yerry last modified September 11, 2014

Two founders of the internet's most popular peer-to-peer file sharing site, Piratebay, are currently serving time in prison. Support can be provided by sending them letters, books, and vegan candy.

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9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and Sexuality Online

by Dhyta Caturani last modified September 11, 2014

As I mentioned in my previous blogpost, there were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Out of those, there were only a few on gender and sexuality, and this post is about the ones I had the privilege to attend.

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Thoughts on the 9th Internet Governance Forum

by Dhyta Caturani last modified September 10, 2014

The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from September 2–5 this year in Istanbul, Turkey. Around 3000 people from governments, intergovernmental organizations, private sectors and civil society from all over the world attended.

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Malaysia: Increasing use of the Sedition Act fosters a climate of repression

Malaysia: Increasing use of the Sedition Act fosters a climate of repression

by yerry last modified September 09, 2014

Malaysia must end its alarming use of the Sedition Act to criminalize activists, opposition politicians, journalists, students and academics, Amnesty International urged today. The use of the law – increasingly against individuals simply expressing political, religious and other views – is creating a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country.

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