Content Moderation

By Priscilla Ruiz (Digital Rights Legal Coordinator, ARTICLE 19 Mexico & Central America Office) Different organizations in Mexico and Latin America have been witnesses and critics on how content protected by freedom of expression has been removed illegitimately with the purpose to evade public criticism on their own acting. Although freedom of expression is not […]

Catalysts for Collaboration is looking for a communications intern

The Catalysts for Collaboration project is looking for an intern to help manage our social media and website, initially from the beginning of March until summer. The position is for a few hours per week, paid, and can be done remotely on a flexible schedule. Primary responsibilities include: managing C for C’s social media, updating […]

Catalysts for Collaboration at FIFAfrica 2020: relaunching best practices for digital rights litigation

By Shreya Tewari In September 2020, the Catalysts for Collaboration project was showcased and relaunched at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 2020. The collaboration-oriented model that the project introduces has been used worldwide to help develop better practices for strategic litigation.  For the relaunch of the project at FIFAfrica 2020, we had a […]

Case study: Content Regulation and Censorship in Russia

“It is important to engage experts because the Court’s degree of trust regarding non-legal matters lies with the experts of those fields.” – Elena Ovchinnikova Background In a victory for free speech in Russia, the Kirovsky District Court in Yekaterinburg recognized the need to protect satirical publications by lifting the ban on the circulation of […]

Relaunch: Catalysts for Collaboration, a resource to advance digital rights through collaborative strategic litigation

More and more countries are adopting legislation that threatens human rights online. Four years after its original launch in 2016, the Catalysts for Collaboration website has been relaunched, encouraging internet activists to collaborate across disciplinary silos and strengthen their digital rights litigation in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian. When litigators, technologists, activists and […]

Case study: Kenya’s Biometric ID System

“The main question was how we would harness each other’s strengths to work together. All the parties on board individually identified what their strengths were and what resources they could provide.” — Wakesho Kililo Background In January 2020, Kenya’s High Court became one of the first Constitutional Courts in the world to halt the implementation […]

Case study: Bankia Corruption Scandal

“One of the biggest strengths of this campaign was that it was not centered around a single identity. It was built as a citizen’s device where the victory would also belong to the citizens.”— Emma Avilés Thurlow Background In one of Spain’s most high-profile cases, a group of activists successfully sent Rodrigo Rato, the ex-Minister […]

Case study: Surveillance Balloons in Chile

“We cannot just measure the success of the campaign on the final ruling. Even if we have a big defeat, the case still raised major themes that must be discussed and organizations that are involved.” —J. Carlos Lara Background Chile’s first public interest digital privacy case began with an unprecedented act of surveillance of its […]

Case study: Online Speech in India

The input from ten brains is almost always better than the input of one—provided that you collaborate properly. —Karuna Nundy Background One of India’s highest-profile digital rights cases, Singhal v. Union of India invalidated Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000. Decided by the Supreme Court of India, the case struck down provisions […]

Case study: South Korea’s Internet Identity Verification System

Background In a major victory for free speech activists, the South Korean Constitutional Court struck down an infamous Internet identity verification rule in August 2012, which for five years had required all major Korea-based website operators to collect identifying information from comment posters on their sites. Case Card Name: Internet Identity Verification System Court: Korean Constitutional Court […]