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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.

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Rights, global trends, and challenges around privacy during COVID-19
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In the News 4 May 2020

Rights, global trends, and challenges around privacy during COVID-19

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CLOUD Act has a human rights problem
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In the News 27 April 2020

CLOUD Act has a human rights problem

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Tech experts concerned by lack of notice in International Production Orders Bill
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In the News 27 April 2020

Tech experts concerned by lack of notice in International Production Orders Bill

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Internet Society Foundation : Announces New Emergency Response Grant Programme
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In the News 23 April 2020

Internet Society Foundation : Announces New Emergency Response Grant Programme

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Government-imposed internet blackouts cost the global economy $8 billion in 2019, and 2020 could be even worse
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In the News 18 January 2020

Government-imposed internet blackouts cost the global economy $8 billion in 2019, and 2020 could be even worse

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Internet shutdowns in Africa cost $2 billion in 2019
In the News 16 January 2020

Internet shutdowns in Africa cost $2 billion in 2019

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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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