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Internet and Human Rights Resource Center

The Internet Society believes that people deserve to have their rights protected on the Internet as well as offline.

We believe in the power of the Internet to bring all of us closer together. Whether people use the Internet to create powerful apps, find information, buy and sell things, or even just stay in touch with their family and friends — it’s important we all have the freedom to do any of these of things online.

Here you can find out more about what ISOC does, as well as find other groups researching and fighting for an open Internet.

Featured Profile: Mishi Choudhary

We regularly ask people in the field of Internet and Rights about their projects, hopes and fears for online freedoms.

In this feature, learn more about Mishi Choudhary, Legal Director at the Software Freedom Law Center, and the situation of Internet shutdowns in India.

Previous profiles:

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    Nighat Dad

    Nighat Dad is founder and executive director of the Digital Rights Foundation, based in Lahore Pakistan.

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    Sanja Kelly

    Sanja Kelly is the director for Freedom on the Net, Freedom House’s assessment of global Internet freedom.

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    Mondher Laabidi

    Mondher Laabidi is the president of the Internet Society Tunisia Chapter and lead organiser of the Alliance Article 32 project.

Human Rights News

Together Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepItOn! The Internet Society Releases Joint Statement with Access Now
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Human Rights 16 May 2018

Together Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepItOn! The Internet Society Releases Joint Statement with Access Now

We are proud to stand together with Access Now in our belief that a globally connected, secure and trusted...

Joint Statement: Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepitOn!
Statements 16 May 2018

Joint Statement: Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepitOn!

The Internet is changing our world. It can empower us. It can connect us and facilitate information exchange across borders....

Internet Companies Have More Work to Do on Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Report Says
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Human Rights 15 May 2018

Internet Companies Have More Work to Do on Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Report Says

Top Internet, mobile, and telecom companies across the globe still have many steps they could take to better protect...

The Week in Internet News: Criminal Cryptocurrency Miners Target IoT
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Human Rights 7 May 2018

The Week in Internet News: Criminal Cryptocurrency Miners Target IoT

Cryptomining the IoT: Cryptocurrency mining has caused a run on high-powered graphics cards, but criminal groups are looking for...

Encryption Is Key to Safety of Journalists
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Human Rights 3 May 2018

Encryption Is Key to Safety of Journalists

At a time when we notice increasing and alarming threats to media freedom around the world, World Press Freedom...

Some Fake News Fighters Embrace AI, Others Seek the Human Touch
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Human Rights 3 May 2018

Some Fake News Fighters Embrace AI, Others Seek the Human Touch

Fake news doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, and some entrepreneurs are targeting false news reports with...

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Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters marathon, where all ISOC Chapters can participate by developing a project...

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How to start a Special Interest Group The application and charter process is the same as for Internet Society Chapters, so...

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What is a Special Interest Group (SIG)? Internet Society Special Interest Groups or SIGs are formed by Internet Society...

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Video: Session with UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy

On Tuesday June 14, 2016, the Internet Society hosted an exclusive online conversation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Prof. Joseph Cannataci.

 

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