Human Rights Work in Africa: From Digitization in Uganda to #RightsCon 2019 in Tunisia
This month, Future Challenges kicked off a brand new project on Digital Human Rights Work in Uganda. The three-year collaboration with betterplace lab is funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Development Cooperation) with support of the GIZ Uganda (the German Corporation for International Cooperation).
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The Defenders of Freedom of Expression in Uganda
The 2016 DW Global Media Forum ended on June 15. One statement that will always remain fresh in my mind was made by Peter Limbourg, the DW Director General; ““The end of the freedom of expression is also the beginning of the end of democracy.” He said this while opening […]
Standing against the Spanish Anti-Gag Law should be a European challenge
The US journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald recently wrote an article on The Intercept titled: “The greatest threat to free speech comes not from terrorism, but from those claiming to fight it”. In the UK, during the Queen’s Speech the new measures included in the Counter Terrorism Bill […]
Support Irrepressible Voices as a Software Developer!
Our NGO Irrepressible Voices – which is running our platform futurechallenges.org and which is working on a new human rights video platform – is searching for a Software Developer! Below you will find more information. Our young team is looking forward to getting to know YOU!
“No boats for 100 days:” The human cost of Operation Sovereign Borders
The Australian government boasts that no asylum seeker boats have arrived in over 100 days. Yet these questions remain unanswered: how many boats have been turned back?, where have they ended up?, and at what cost? Despite having earned a reputation as one of the most prosperous, democratic and multicultural nations […]