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"Panic Button" app for human rights defenders included in the Nominet Trust 100posted on: 2014/12/11

Panic Button, a mobile app designed to allow human rights defenders (HRDs) and other activists to use their phone as a discreet alarm device, has been included on the 2014 Nominet Trust 100, a list of the world's best digital innovations for social change.

HRDs in the Newsposted on: 2014/10/07

HRDs in the News is a regular news round-up which draws together news about human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been appearing in the world media.

"Is it Possible to be Safe Online? Human Rights Defenders and the Internet" - A public lecture by Bruce Schneier posted on: 2014/09/16

On Monday 06 October, computer security expert Bruce Schneier will speak at The Second Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture to be held in partnership with University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.

This public lecture, entitled "Is it Possible to be Safe Online? Human Rights Defenders and the Internet", will explore the issues faced by human rights defenders and activists on the ground as the use of computers and the Internet in their work is becoming increasingly commonplace and the threats posed by governments manipulating, monitoring and subverting electronic information, increased surveillance and censorship and the lack of security for digitally communicated and stored information is on the rise.

FLD in Focusposted on: 2014/07/22

FLD in Focus is a new regular feature which takes a look at how the media has been reporting on the campaigns and appeals of Front Line Defenders.

Call for new European Union Foreign Policy Chiefposted on: 2014/07/16

As the EU goes through the process of seeking a new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) has created their own job specification for the role.