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Human Rights and the Internet


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Foreword; M.Robinson Preface; A.Hussein Notes on the Contributors Introduction; E.Halpin, S.Hick & E.Hoskins The Mouse is Mightier than the Sword; L.Axworthy The European Parliament and Human Rights on the Internet; G.Ford Human Rights NGOs: Our Love Hate Relationship with the Internet; P.Whaley Rebel Internet: Human Rights and the New Technology; W.Sharpe Internet Solidarity: Grassroots Movement Struggles for Human Rights; A.Teplinsky & S.Hick Doing Human Rights Online: The Derechos' Cyberbirth; M.Katz & M.Lacabe Information Overload: How Increased Information Flows Affect the Work of the Human Rights Movement; E.Sottas & B.Schonveld The Internet in Africa: A Turning Point in the Struggle for Human Rights; J.Gauthier Human Rights and the Internet in South America; A.Pacheco Human Rights and the Internet in Europe; G.Lane Human Rights on the Internet in Asia: Promoting the Case of East Timor on the Internet; S.Scharge Hate on the Internet; K.Mock The Internet and International Children's Rights; M.Hecht & R.Neufeld Women's Voices Against the War: The Internet in the Fight for Human Rights During the War in the Former Yugoslavia; D.Knezevic Reflections on the Colour of the Internet; L.Roth Privacy, Free Speech and Community: Applying Human Rights Law to Cyberspace; V.Steeves Political Control and the Internet; S.Wright Communication, Human Rights and Cyberspace; M.Conley & C.Patterson Human Rights Education and the Internet: Its Day Has Come; R.P. Claude & S.Hick Information: An Essential Tool for Human Rights Work; E.Halpin & S.Hick Index

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LLOYD AXWORTHY Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada RICHARD PIERRE CLAUDE Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics, University of Maryland and Visiting Professor, Princeton University MARSHALL CONLEY Professor of Political Science, Acadia University GLYN FORD Member of the European Parliament JACQUES GAUTHIER International Adviser and Counsellor EDWARD F. HALPIN Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, University of Leeds MARK ERIK HECHT Deputy Director of Human Rights Internet, Ottawa STEVEN HICK Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa ERIC HOSKINS Senior Adviser to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister MICHAEL KATZ-LACABE Chair of Derechos Human Rights, non-governmental organization DJURDJA KNEZEVIC Historian MARGARITA LACABE Executive Director of Derechos Human Rights, non-governmental organization GRAHAM LANE Director of Information Technology, International Secretariat of Amnesty International, London KAREN MOCK National Director of Information, League for Human Rights, B'nai Brith, Canada RODNEY NEUFELT Research Associate, Human Rights Internet (HRI) ALEJANDRO PACHECO International Consultant, Amnesty International, Latin America CHRISTINA PATTERSON Junior Professional, UNESCO LORNA ROTH Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal SHARON SCHARFE Director of the International Secretariat, Parliamentarians for East Timor BEN SCHONVELD World Organization Against Torture, Brussels WAYNE SHARPE Communications Consultant, Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Vancouver ERIC SOTTAS Director of the World Organization Against Torture, Geneva VALERIE STEEVES Director, Technology and Human Rights Project, University of Ottawa ARIEL TEPLITSKY Human Rights Activist and Journalist PATTI WHALEY Deputy General Secretary, International Secretariat of Amnesty International STEVE WRIGHT Director, Omega Foundation

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STEVEN HICK has been Professor in the School of Social Work at Carleton University, Ottawa, since 1990. During the same period he was President of a new media software production firm specializing in Internet-mediated education. His published works include Land Our Life: A Study of the Struggle for Agrarian Reform in the Philippines, and numerous journal articles concerning social work and the Internet, participatory research and human rights issues. - EDWARD HALPIN is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University. His published works include The Use of the Internet for the European Parliament's Activities for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and a recent journal article Through the Net to Freedom: Information, the Internet and Human Rights. - ERIC HOSKINS is a Senior Policy Advisor to Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy. In 1992 he was awarded the Lester B. Pearson Medal, Canada's most prestigious humanitarian award and in 1999 he was awarded the Governor General's Meritorious Service Cross. His paper, The Impact of Sanctions: A Study of UNICEF's Perspective, was published in 1998.

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