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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

Future Thinking: Harlem Désir on Freedom of Expression Online
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Human Rights 9 January 2018

Future Thinking: Harlem Désir on Freedom of Expression Online

In 2017, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report...

Future Thinking: Paula Côrte Real on Freedom of Expression Online
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Human Rights 9 January 2018

Future Thinking: Paula Côrte Real on Freedom of Expression Online

In 2017, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report...

State-sponsored internet and app shutdowns damage economies—and freedom
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In the News 5 January 2018

State-sponsored internet and app shutdowns damage economies—and freedom

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The Internet Society and NetBlocks Team up to Keep it on!
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Human Rights 22 November 2017

The Internet Society and NetBlocks Team up to Keep it on!

By Constance Bommelaer de Leusse and Alp Toker How much do government shutdowns cost? How do they impact growth...

Preparing for an Internet of Opportunities
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Speeches 21 November 2017

Preparing for an Internet of Opportunities

Dawit Bekele’s Speech – AU Specialized Technical Committee Delivery Date: 21 November 2017 It is an honor for the...

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City
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Human Rights 16 November 2017

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City

There’s a couple of sessions of interest on the last day of IETF 100 before we wrap up for the...

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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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