CLBR #305: Does Twitter Violate Human Rights with Amnesty International’s Azmina Dhrodia

Does Twitter Violate Human Rights with Amnesty International’s Azmina Dhrodia LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK In the past few years, we have had a number of shoes dealing with the online abuse, especially for women and journalists, including: CLBR #225: Online Trolls with Fusion’s Kristen V. Brown (June 22, 2016);…

Amnesty Int’l Report: Twitter’s Failure to Protect Women from Online Abuse Violates Human Rights Law

Amnesty International released a landmark report on its 16-month investigation of abuse of women in Twitter entitled “TOXIC TWITTER – A TOXIC PLACE FOR WOMEN,” which charges that Twitter’s failure to safeguard women on its platform is a human rights violation. As the report explains: [F]or many women, Twitter is a platform where violence and…

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship – 2017 This is a day of observance spearheaded by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2008. For this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a report entitled “Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business.” The report condemns the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to…

CLBR #233: HRW’s Kristine Beckerle on Social Media and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

14,000 Saudi Women Sign Petition to End Male Guardianship Laws In Response to Twitter Campaign Background: Boxed In: Women and Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System Saudi Women Launch Twitter Campaign Against Male Guardianship Twitter and the Birth of “Women Spring” in Saudi Arabia Human Rights Watch’s Kristine Beckerle (@K_Beckerle)  is the Yemen and Kuwait researcher in the Middle…