Practical Insights on Digital Rights

Have You Read the UNDP Digital Strategy for 2022-2025?

Have You Read the UNDP Digital Strategy for 2022-2025?

Published on: May 03 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technology is a fundamental force for change in this century, reshaping economies, government, and civil society – thereby impacting almost every aspect...
6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

Published on: Mar 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The right to privacy and to private communications is a fundamental human right that is enshrined in African constitutions, international human rights conventions...
10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes

10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes

Published on: Jan 27 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes
Rapid digital transformation – underpinned by affordable communications and cheap devices – has introduced new risks and vulnerabilities that cannot be ignored....
How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

Published on: Sep 30 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Civic space remains open in only two of Africa’s 54 countries. The reduction in safe public spaces in which democratic debate can take place represents a breach...
New USAID Digital Ecosystem Framework for International Development

New USAID Digital Ecosystem Framework for International Development

Published on: Sep 29 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technologies are becoming more accessible and have brought the promise of enormous benefits from digitalization. These tools and services can advance freedom...
We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

Published on: Jun 24 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
Recently, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted the eagerly awaited General Comment 25 on ‘children’s rights in relation to the digital environment’....
Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Published on: Dec 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet shutdowns are one of the most extreme and draconian censorship tactics that a government can use to control civil discourse. Internet access shutdowns...
Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Published on: Jul 27 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Digital technologies are playing a role in enhancing Covid-19 disease surveillance, coordinating response mechanisms, and promoting public awareness. However, COVID-19...
3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

Published on: Sep 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media
Citizen engagement and participation through the use of digital media is a crucial area of work at this point in history and is now being recognized in regulatory...
What Is Informed Consent in Digital Development Photography?

What Is Informed Consent in Digital Development Photography?

Published on: Mar 16 2016 by Josh Woodard - 28 Comments
Whenever I look at publications produced by development organizations, including those I’ve written, I can’t help but wonder if all of those smiling...