UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay speaks on rights to privacy

WNN Breaking (WNN/OHCHR) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Wednesday that studies by her office and others have revealed a “disturbing” lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices, “including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to […]

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Rights activist Esra’a Al Shafei shares digital tech with CrowdVoice

Siobhan Chan – WNN Improve It (WNN/SciDev) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Internet-based technology and tools are becoming vital elements in the movement towards open government. But with so much information available, and so many different social media platforms, it can be hard to find relevant, reliable information. The Middle East-based website CrowdVoice.org — run by Mideast Youth […]

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Archivists help discovery for disappeared in Guatemala

Commentary by Guatemalan human rights attorney and Global Voices blogger Renata Avila Access to information plays an important role in societies in transition and in the aftermath of a war. In fact, records and official archives are becoming tools to fight impunity, providing the evidence to prosecute perpetrators. Access to archives and databases helped shed […]