Indigenas Digitais – ICTs and Brazilian Indigenous communities

I recently learned about this documentary from @simsa0 who pointed me to this posting on Intercontinental Cry magazine. – Cheers, Mark Indigenas Digitais is a 2010 documentary directed by Sebastian Gerlic and produced by Thydêwá about the use of information communication technologies by Brazilian Indigenous tribes to improve human rights […]

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Human Rights and Access to Information and Communication Technologies

The world is going through a profound change where advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have tied nation states into an increasingly complex web of development, thus prompting the extreme importance of access to ICTs. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) provides that ‘everyone has […]

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The Indigenous World 2012

In over seventy articles and country reports, The Indigenous World 2012 gives a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and reports on the most important developments in international processes of relevance to indigenous peoples during 2011. The majority of the country reports document […]

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Sommer Films

From the Sommer Films website: Rebecca Sommer is a New-York-based and German-born international human rights advocate, journalist, artist and filmmaker, and the representative for EarthPeoples (www.earthpeoples.org) to the United Nations. Rebecca Sommer has earned a reputation in many fields. She was editor at large for Madison magazine (NYC), Spirit and […]

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L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP)

The interregional public organization L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP) was established in 2003. The establishment of the information center was driven by the difficult situation of indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation. Thirty indigenous peoples in each of […]

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Indigenous Rights and Social Media – a Sámi example

This blog post discusses indigenous uses of social media with the example of resistance against exploitation of the land and its raw materials in Swedish Sápmi – the cultural homeland of the Sámi, indigenous people of Europe. A growing conflict in Gállok was in the news in the summer of […]

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Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world […]

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APC Women’s Networking Support Programme

We are a global network of women who support women networking for social change and women’s empowerment, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We promote gender equality in the design, development, implementation, access to and use of ICTs and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate […]

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Cultural Survival

For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples’ issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples’ rights; and we work […]

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International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA’s overall goal is to endorse and promote indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, their cultural integrity and their right to development on their own conditions. In order to fulfil this task, IWGIA works within a […]

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden’s budget for development aid. Our head quarters is in Stockholm with many offices in countries where we have ongoing activities. Swedish development aid follows three thematic priorities; democracy and human rights, environment and climate […]

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Survival International

The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide. We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members of the public and some foundations. We will not take national government money, because governments are the […]

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Human Rights TV

We are established to “empower the voice seldom heard”. We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual in their own words and their own way, visible, accessible and freely available we can offer some […]

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IWGIA Publications

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) publishes books, manuals, reports, briefing papers, videos and a yearbook in several languages documenting the situation of indigenous peoples around the world and informing about indigenous peoples’ rights. Most publications can be purchased through their webshop and many can be freely downloaded […]

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ICT4D Bibliography at ICTlogy.net

This is a gathering of literature on subjects related to the impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the society, especially in development curated by Ismael Peña-López. Thus, you’ll find readings about the Information Society, the Digital Divide, e-Readiness or Digital Literacy, as core themes, and the Digital Economy, e-Learning, […]

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Spider Stories 2011: ICT4D experiences, knowledge, & lessons learned

A publication of the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) Contents Mapping the network and its activities ICT4Democracy in East Africa Network SMS for human rights Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) Uncharted waters – ICTs in human rights Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) The journey […]

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The Impact of Digital Technology on Indigenous Peoples

An excerpt from Ecoliterate Law: Globalization & the Transformation of Cultures & Humanity If indigenously founded Internet resources and technologies are any indication of Indigenous peoples’ willingness to embrace the technological era, the answer is that many Indigenous communities see telecommunication and computer technologies as a way to improve, rather than […]

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Advancing the New Machine: Human Rights and Technology

Conference website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/HRCweb/events/TechConference2011/index.html CONFERENCE OVERVIEW Information technologies are gaining a significant role in advancing human rights research and advocacy. But technology alone will not make the difference; what will is the combination of human rights defenders with the tools specifically designed to support their work. In May 2009 UC Berkeley’s […]

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