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Thursday, September 4 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Launch of the Giswatch Report 2014

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The report reviews effects of national, global mass surveillance of citizens around the world.

A groundbreaking report on national and global mass surveillance will be released on 4 September 2014 at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos). The report explores the surveillance of citizens in today's digital age by governments with the complicity of institutions and corporations.

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) aims for an open, inclusive and sustainable information society and has produced reports yearly since 2007. This year's edition of GISWatch is entitled "Communications surveillance in the digital age" and contains thorough contextual analyses from civil society representatives in more than 55 countries. The reports in GISWatch 2014 expose governments' use of weaknesses in legal systems and user ignorance to monitor, intercept, collect, analyse, use, preserve, retain and interfere with global internet communications.

APC and Hivos invite you to attend presentations by authors of critical and relevant reports featured in GISWatch 2014. Presentations will be followed by an open discussion on solutions to protect human rights on the Internet.

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Walid Al-Saqaf

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology, Södertörn University
Walid Al-Saqaf is a senior lecturer in journalism and media technology at Södertörn University in Stockholm where he specialises in data journalism, Internet and blockchain research.  Within the blockchain domain, he has written about its social impact and is the vice president... Read More →
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Ariel Barbosa

Technology Projects Director, COLNODO
Strategic use of internet for Social Development
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Valeria Betancourt

Manager Communication and Information Policy Programme, Association for Progressive Communications
Sociologist and political scientist, with masters degree studies in Communication and Cultural Studies. Born and based in Ecuador, she is an activist in the field of ICTs for development and social justice. She is a former civil society member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →

Grace Githaiga

Associate at Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Joy Liddicoat

Human Rights Specialist, Internet and Human Rights, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Formerly a New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner, Joy Liddicoat has joined APC as project coordinator for the new Connect Your Rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Joy’s work in human rights began in earnest in 2001 when she attended the World Conference on Racism... Read More →

Katitza Rodriguez

International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's International Rights Director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF's International Program also focuses on... Read More →

Arthit Suriyawongkul

Coordinator, Thai Netizen Network
bkk edi stn sxf txl cnx bkk dmk :// pedestrian & citizen informaticist, bact' is a name

Thursday September 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm EEST
Galata Hall (Rumeli Terrace)

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