· September, 2012

Stories about Activism from September, 2012

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Privacy Rights Activism in Latin America

  27 September 2012

Throughout Latin America, new surveillance practices threaten to erode individuals' privacy, yet there is limited public awareness about the civil liberties implications of these rapid changes

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Open Letter to Governments: Protect Human Rights at the ITU

  17 September 2012

This December in Dubai, the International Telecommunication Union—a UN agency—will decide whether it should have regulatory authority over the Internet. This move could pose grave risks to the exercise of human rights online. Civil society can influence the process by signing an open letter calling on governments to reject expansion of ITU regulatory authority to the Internet.

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UN Conference Live Stream Blocked in Bahrain

  14 September 2012

According to activists in Bahrain, a United Nations Human Rights Council live stream has been blocked.   Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live stream because of my intervention in the #HRC21twitpic.com/aucktm — Mohammed Al-Maskati(@MohdMaskati) September 14, 2012 Mohamed Al-Maskati, president of Bahrain Youth Society for...

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Protecting the Open Internet at the ITU: Civil Society Takes Action

  12 September 2012

This December in Dubai, the International Telecommunication Union—a UN agency—will decide whether it should have regulatory authority over the Internet. This move could pose grave risks to the exercise of human rights online. Until now, the ITU has been dedicated to setting technical standards for interoperability of international telecommunications, radio,...

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