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The Internet, Workers Communication, Privatization and Technology
Source labornet@labornet.org
Date 16/12/16/03:00

The Internet, Workers Communication, Privatization and Technology

Technology Is Not Neutral: Workers, Tech & The Economy Y.Z. Ya'u CITAD Nigeria
youtu.be/RBtB9U30niY
Y.Z. Ya'u of the Centre for Information Techology and Development in Nigeria at the Internet Global Forum 2016 discusses the role of the internet and technology for working people in Africa. The internet is being sold by big companies as a way to pull people out of poverty but he reports that it only exploits them further for bigger profits.
This interview was done by Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio on 12/9/16 in Guadalajara, Mexico
For more information on CITAD go to www.citad.org
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IGF16 The Internet, Privatization And Communication Rights With Leandro Navarro Pangea
youtu.be/kqHrOk14rO0
The IFG 16 started on December 5, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico and the issue of privatization of the internet and communication rights is part of the debate. Leandro Navarro of Pangea.org in Spain discusses the affect of the privatization and corporatization of the internet. Leandro Navarro was part of the APC delegation at the conference.
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Internet Privatization, The IGF, Workers & the Public With Parminder Jeet Singh IT For Change
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxH_cjVThQs
Parminder Jeet Singh with IT For Change based in India talks about the struggle against privatization of the internet and how the internet has turned into a Demon. Also discussed is the role of Facebook in India and why it was banned. He also discusses how the design structure can be changes
Interviewed by Steve Zeltzer with KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio and LaborNet. This interview was done at the IGF meeting in Guadalajara in Mexico on December 9, 2016.
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Cuba, Technology And Education-Presentation At IGF Guadalajara Mexico 12/9/16
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIBcBPGV2fo
igf2016.sched.com/event/8hue
Friday, December 9 • 12:30 - 13:30
OF8: CUBA
The collaborative work using internet is a challenge for Cuban education. This experience, to encourage the use of the global network, in line with the principles of the Cuban educational system, is a task that has been carried out since 2011 with the collaborative project “Juntando Aulas”, which has spread for promoting environmental education, not only to our classrooms, but on a collaborative way with students from other countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, who work together on this issue and with the help of a guide they investigate, communicate and merge their experiences in an exchange with actions with promise to change behavior at the school and the community for the purpose of caring for the environment thanks to the access of Cuban students from their schools to the Internet.

IGF 2016 Panel-Encryption and safety of journalists in digital age
IGF 2016 - day 2 - WK 6 - WS159: Encryption and safety of journalists in digital age
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNMbGY29lM
Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Workshop Title: Encryption and Safety of Journalists in the Digital Age
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UNESCO Workshop, Internet Governance Forum: December 2016, Mexico

Workshop Title: Encryption and Safety of Journalists in the Digital Age

15:00 – 16:30, Wednesday, 7 December 2016, Workshop Room 6

Topic Summary

Over the last decades, encryption has proven uniquely suitable to be used in the digital environments. It has been widely deployed by a variety of actors to ensure protection of information and communication for commercial, personal and public interests. From a human rights perspective, there is a growing recognition that the availability and deployment of encryption by relevant actors is a necessary ingredient for realizing a free and open internet. Encryption supports free expression, anonymity, access to information, private communication and privacy. As a result, limitations on encryption need to be carefully scrutinized.

As recommended by UN Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression and Privacy in their several reports, encryption remains a key issue to explore further as an important measure to protect freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights online.

Digital harassment is an increasingly frequent occurrence that has forced journalists to abandon stories or even the profession. This type of intimidation is especially acute for women journalists, who often face graphic rape and death threats that include personal details when they publish work online in multiple ways including social media.

Encryption plays a crucial role in protecting online safety for all users including journalists and media actors. UNESCO aims to carry forward the human rights discussion on encryption by launching its new edition of the Organization’s Internet Freedom Series publication: Human Rights Aspects of Encryption. The journalistic dimension will be highlighted to address the safety of journalists online and explore the existing mechanism and legislation to protect journalists from digital harassments.

It will be an interactive discussion built on a brief introduction of the research at the beginning and short remarks from panellists. Majority of the time will be dedicated to the Q and A with the audience and remote participants.

Resources and links:

Link to UNESCO Internet Study “Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies”: www.unesco.org/new/en/internetstudy/

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom:

www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom/

Link to UNESCO Concept note on Internet Universality:

www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/crosscutting-priorities/unesco-internet-study/internet-universality/

Link to ConnectingtheDots Outcome documents of UNESCO: www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/outcome_document.pdf

In-Person Moderator: Guy Berger, UNESCO

Remote Moderator: Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, UNESCO

Rapporteur: Xianhong Hu, UNESCO

Speakers

Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO

Mr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut fur Medienforschung

Mr. Amos Toh, Legal assistant to UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom Of Expression

Ms. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Mr. Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Ms. Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation and FLIP

Mr. Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Society (ISOC)

Mr. Janis Karklins, Vice President of Human Rights Council

Agenda

Preparation meeting with panelists, 15 mins before the session

5’ Opening remarks from the Chair Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

5’ Introduction by Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, UNESCO.

10’ Presentation by Mr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut fur Medienforschung

Remarks by panelists

5’ Mr. Amos Toh, Legal assistant to UN Special Rapporteur on FOE

5’ Ms. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

5’ Mr. Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

5’ Ms. Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation and FLIP

5’ Mr. Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Society (ISOC)

5’ Mr. Janis Karklins, Vice President of Human Rights Council

Open floor to other stakeholders at present

40’

Q&A

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