The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
- Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Provides programs and services for victims of torture.
- Gush Shalom
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc")
is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known for its unwavering stand in times of crisis, such as the al-Aksa intifada. For years now, Gush Shalom has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of the peace forces in Israel, as well as in breaking the so-called "national consensus" based on misinformation. Gush Shalom is an extra-parliamentary organization, independent of any party or other political grouping. Some of its activists do belong to political parties, but the Gush is not aligned to any particular party. The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation with the Palestinian people.
- International Freedom of Expression Exchange
IFEX works to help build the foundations of healthy democracies by protecting the rights of journalists, free expression advocates and others to hold those in power accountable.
- Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Steve Gibson's campaign against Internet spyware used by companies to extract information from Internet users' computers without their knowledge or consent.
- Publicity and Media Resources
Resources and publications to assist your organization in getting more and better media coverage and raising awareness.
- Reporters without Borders
Defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries. Fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom. Works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.
- Alasdair S. Roberts
Provides resources relating to Professor Alasdair Roberts' current research on freedom of information law.
A site offering services to allow anonymous Internet browsing, to defeat Internet sites which steal your information and violate your privacy.
- Article 19
Defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world.
- Censorship in Canada - When the Censor Comes
Developed primarily for teachers, librarians, booksellers and others who disseminate the printed word, this guide offers basic information about dealing with would-be censors. Researched and written by Sandra Bernstein for the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.
- Criminal Law & Crime Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to criminal law and crime in the Sources directory for the media.
- Disabilities Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on disability topics in the Sources directory for the media.
- Equality & Equity Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to equality issues and equity in the Sources directory for the media.
- Feminists Against Censorship
A group of feminist academics and campaigners who fight censorship from a feminist perspective. They believe:
1) Censorship is a dangerous tool that is primarily used to suppress dissent from those who would challenge oppression by society and the state, and particularly victimizes minorities.
2) Censorship is used by those in power as a way to avoid dealing with serious, intractable problems in society that require real, imaginative action, and are not solved by banning words and images.
3) Women must have recourse to free expression in order to explore the truth of our own experience and sexuality that has been forcibly hidden from us for millennia, and the state must no longer be permitted to interfere with this discourse.
4) Censorship can never eliminate evil ideas, and so the best answer to bad speech is more speech.
5) Censorship gives unacceptable powers to the police to invade our privacy and harass individuals who they find threatening although they pose no threat to others.
- Forum 18
Everyone has the fundamental human right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Forum 18 expresses this fundamental right as: The right to believe, to worship and witness.
The right to change one's belief or religion. The right to join together and express one's belief.
- Freedom to Read Week
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
A one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world. It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice.
- The Global Campagin to Stop Killing and Stoning Women
Campaign initiated by a group of lawyers, activists, journalists and academics in order to address the intensifying trend of cultural/religious legitimization of lethal violence against women.
- Human Rights & Civil Liberties Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to human rights and civil liberties in the Sources directory for the media.
- Human Rights Library
Library of online documents in the human rights field.
- Index on Censorship
One of the world's leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Documents free expression abuses in scores of countries world wide.and reports on censorship issues from all over the world.
- Intelligence Online
Online newsletter dealing with intelligence issues.
- Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other areas - land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of "closure" and "separation," the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees and more.
- Journalists for Human Rights
Human rights organization which seeks to harness the power of the media as a tool to combat human rights abuses.
- Law Enforcement & Corrections Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to law enforcement and corrections in the Sources directory for the media.
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Tracking efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign policy.
- Not In My Name
A predominantly Jewish organization committed to a peaceful and just resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, one that will provide safety, security and freedom for Jews, Palestinians, and all others living in this region. Believes that such a peace can only be achieved when Israel withdraws from its settlements in the Palestinian territories and addresses the legitimate national and human rights of the Palestinian people.
- Online Rights for Online Workers - Privacy at Work
Deals with workers' right to privacy in the face of online surveillance by employers.
- Spies for Hire
Company profiles and articles related to intelligence outsourcing.
- Stop the Wall
Site of the Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Catalogue of more than 13,000 books, articles, films, periodicals, websites and other resources.
Library of Congress classification,
Year of Publication.
Associations and NGOs dealing with social and environmental issues — A-Z Index or Subject Index.
For experts and media spokespersons also see the Sources directory and the comprehensive Sources Subject Index.
Selected Internet resources featuring information about alternatives.
Events from across Canada. Also see: Sources Calendar and news releases.
Publicity and Media
Resources, publications and articles to help you get publicity and raise awareness. Plus Media Names & Numbers Canadian media directory, the Parliamentary Names & Numbers Canadian government directory, and mailing lists.
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