Information & Communication Technology

Sida Development Talk on ICT: Threats and Opportunities for Human Rights

25 November 2014

Lucy Purdon, IHRB's ICT Project Manager, was invited by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida) on November 14th to participate in a day of discussion in Stockholm on the synergies between ICT and human rights.

Lucy opened the first session of the day with a presentation on how human rights defenders and ICT companies can better work together for the benefit of human rights.

To illustrate this, Lucy focused on the upcoming Digital Dangers study which will analyse the socio-economic impacts of a network shutdown in Pakistan and is being produced in partnership with Telenor Pakistan and the Islamabad-based NGO Bytes 4 All. Lucy then contributed to a panel discussion with representatives from the ICT sector and civil society exploring further ways that business can support the work of human rights defenders.

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