Ephraim Percy Kenyanito surveys the digital rights landscapes in Mauritania and Rwanda ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. Kenyanito looks critically at laws governing freedom of expression, privacy, and net discrimination, as well as implications for those at risk of digital rights violations. This post was originally published on Access, an online international human rights organization focused on extending digital rights to users around the world. Click here to read the original post.
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2014 Visiting Scholar Efrat Daskal discusses her past and current research on internet policy and digital rights.
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation, discusses how policies and practices of internet and telecommunications companies have an impact on free expression and privacy, asking if these companies are living up to their digital responsibilities. This article was originally posted on the New America’s Weekly Wonk and can be found here.
Efrat Daskal, an Annenberg-Oxford 2013 alum and 2014 CGCS Visiting Scholar, looks at the emerging digital rights movement in Israel which materialized in response to the 2009 Israeli Biometric Database Law initiative.