The CIVICUS Monitor is a cutting edge research tool built by civil society. CIVICUS aims to share reliable, up-to-date data on the state of civil society freedoms in all countries. Their interactive world map allows you to access live updates from civil society around the world, track threats to civil society and learn about the ways in which our right to participate is being realised or challenged.
It is an application for mobile phones and an extension for browsers that allows the recollection of information related to electoral advertising on social networks.
What links Flood Alert Service from Austria, a Polish mobile app informing about the condition of the air quality and a mobile app that helps you commute in Kyiv?
Hive Mind | 2 min read | Dec 22, 2022
Would you like to strengthen the impact of your organization? Or to share some important information that you’ve collected from your activity?
Are you interested in monitoring your government’s or your local authorities’ way of providing social services or how they’ve been spending the public money?
Hive Mind | 4 min read | Dec 22, 2022
On Wednesday 16 November 2022, The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) organised the Launch of WACSI Nigeria Node to build civil society resilience in Nigeria for the country’s development and to address the proximity challenge and especially make the Institute’s services readily available to organisations and civic actors that may not have the means to engage effectively online.
Kwame Asante | 7 min read | Dec 21, 2022
Considering the boom in biometric technology in the region, in this blog written by Jamila Venturini, J. Carlos Lara And Patricio Velasco from Digital Rights, we review the study published by the Al Sur consortium “Facial recognition in Latin America: trends in the implementation of perverse technology”, an investigation that identifies 38 facial recognition systems developed in the region.
MAKAIA | 6 min read | Mar 1, 2022
A humanitarian crisis has gained momentum on the Polish-Belarusian border since August 2021. Alyaksandr Lukashenko, who rules in Belarus, has encouraged thousands of people from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and African countries to come to Belarus. He has done this through a deliberate campaign to disrupt the European Union. Refugees are being forced to cross the Polish border, and those who disobey are being beaten. People at the border have no food or water. Many, including children, have died. We will explore two popular anti-refugee narratives and learn about alternative or counter narratives that are worth spreading and using in discussions.
Beata Zwierzynska | 7 min read | Dec 9, 2021
The case discussed in the article clearly shows that manipulating pictures has become an intentional propaganda tool, aiming to distort the truth. Any such cheapfakes are dangerous because they disfigure the reality, making people to believe something far from true.
Dren Gerguri | 3 min read | Aug 16, 2021
Dren Gerguri | 3 min read | Jul 13, 2021
Building resilience against disinformation.
Success stories at the grassroot level.
Michal Prawdzik | 1 min read | May 10, 2021
The growing trend of state institutions of providing more electronic services to citizens besides requiring consistent monitoring of technological development, advancing knowledge and changing the habits of citizens also requires precise determination of measure for the protection of citizens' personal data
Hive Mind | 5 min read | Mar 16, 2021
The ongoing pandemic situation should increase the overall use of social media during the campaign for earlier elections. In order to respect the imposed health restrictions, politicians and political parties would have to avoid party rallies and focus more increasingly on online communication.
Dren Gerguri | 5 min read | Feb 10, 2021