Posts Tagged ‘website’

New website devoted to mandate UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

October 24, 2015

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, has taken the initiative to set up a website devoted to his mandate. Check out: https://www.protecting-defenders.org.

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#ForFreedom – worth a visit

May 19, 2015

This is an interesting website by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) which allows you to quickly contact decision makers and other persons with influence to help free at least some arbitrarily detained human rights defenders.logo FIDH_seul

http://en.freedom-defenders.org

Human Rights Defenders in the Philippine embrace info-tech for human rights

January 27, 2015

Human rights defenders in the Philippines have been using information technology to advance their advocacy work.  Launched in 2011, the human rights website http://www.hronlineph.com started by Egay Cabalitan and Jerbert Briola is used by human rights defenders for updates on most recent social issues in the country. The website has produced a video featuring testimonies from various advocacy groups – medical, anti-mining, human rights defenders, and international support NGOs – on the usefulness of the website.

Recently HRonlinePH launched two videos about human rights and internet rights now shared on social media outlets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu_E0C2bPDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPslUqomztU

Human rights defenders fully realize the potential of video to bring about change, And this video, a groundbreaking information tool for the HRonlinePH, is a supportive infrastructure how we can harness the power of technology and to help realize our shared interests in promoting and defending human rights, offline and online,” Human Rights Online Philippines said.

Featured in one of the videos are human rights defenders from Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA), Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Asia-Pacific (CATW-AP), Medical Action Group (MAG), Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ).

Group takes a ride on info-tech for human rights advocacy | SciTech | GMA News Online.

The middle ages are back: 10 years prison & 1000 lashes for Saudi Human Rights Defender

May 8, 2014

On 7 May 2014, human rights defender Mr Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Jeddah Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals. The human rights defender is a co-founder of the “Free Saudi Liberals” website and was convicted of “insulting Islam”. As Raif Badawi’s page https://frontlinedefenders.org/RaifBadawi on Front Line Defenders explains, the human rights defender was originally sentenced to “ONLY” seven years’ imprisonment and 600 lashes. See also last year’s post: https://thoolen.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/saudi-website-founder-to-be-imprisoned-and-lashed-·-global-voices/

 

NEW TACTICS in Human Rights: 2013 accomplishments and plans for 2014

January 3, 2014

We start the year with a little survey of what New Tactics in Human Rights accomplished in 2013: they trained 114 human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa [MENA region] on Strategic Effectiveness method and expanded their capacity in the MENA region for training and mentorship for human rights defenders. New material, including 20 new human rights tactics, were added to the website and there is now a French-language landing page. New Tactics also launched an Arabic version of its website and online community. In the Arabic-language community, it hosted 6 online conversations that engaged 60 human rights defenders from around the MENA region. In its English-language community, it hosted 10 online conversation that engaged 153 human rights defenders. Summaries of all of these conversations can be found on its website. In 2014 it will launch its New Tactics Strategy Toolkit, an online collection of tools to help defenders create effective strategies.

via Our 2013 accomplishments & plans for 2014.

Saudi Website Founder to be Imprisoned and Lashed · Global Voices

July 30, 2013

Global Voices reports today that Free Saudi Liberals website founder Raif Badawi was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. Badawi was arrested on 17 June, 2012 in Jeddah and was charged with “setting up a website that undermines general security” and ridiculing Islamic religious figures. The Free Saudi Liberals website was an online forum for public discussions. It was shut following Badawi’s arrest, and it had been blocked within the country for years. In todays sentence, the judge also ordered the permanent shutdown of the website. On December 17, 2012, the case was referred to a higher court, the General Court in Jeddah, after he had been charged with apostasy, which carries the death penalty. Badawi was asked by the judge to abandon his views, but he refused. Amnesty International has considered him “a prisoner of conscience detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression” and demanded his immediate, unconditional release.

via Saudi Website Founder to be Imprisoned, Lashed · Global Voices.

As from Tuesday 11 October the Martin Ennals Award will have a new website

October 10, 2011

With a bit of delay, I am immensely glad to announce that at the eve of the ceremony for Kasha (on 13 October) the MEA has a completely re-designed website up and running as from tomorrow morning (Tuesday). This joomla-based site was designed for us – free of charge – by a team from Pacosoft (Paul, Ivo, Goice) with additional input from Nat Daudrich and I would like to thank them most warmly. Completely new are the biographies of all previous Laureates (in English, French and Spanish), while some other information was also re-written and translated. Some features (such as the Forum) are still under construction. Any comments or suggestions for improvement would be most welcome: please let me have your feedback: http://www.martinennalsaward.org.