Bibliographic Details

Human rights and the internet / edited by Steven Hick, Edward F. Halpin, Eric Hoskins ; foreword by Mary Robinson ; pref. by Abid Hussain.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Description xviii, 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Human rights -- Computer networks.
Human rights.
Information superhighway -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Human rights -- Computer network resources.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Hick, Steven, 1959-
Halpin, Edward F.
Hoskins, Eric, 1960-
ISBN 0333777336
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Notes on the Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I. Perspectives of Human Rights on the Internet
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Mouse is Mightier than the Sword
  • 3. The European Parliament and Human Rights on the Internet
  • 4. Human Rights NGOs: Our Love-Hate Relationship with the Internet
  • Part II. Online Human Rights Activism
  • 5. Rebel Internet: Human Rights and the New Technology
  • 6. Internet Solidarity: Grassroots Movement Struggles for Human Rights
  • 7. Doing Human Rights Online: the Derechos' Cyberbirth
  • 8. Information Overload: How Increased Information Flows Affect the Work of the Human Rights Movement
  • Part III. Human Rights around the World on the Internet
  • 9. The Internet in Africa: a Turning Point in the Struggle for Human Rights?
  • 10. Human Rights and the Internet in South America
  • 11. Human Rights and the Internet in Europe
  • 12. Human Rights and the Internet in Asia: Promoting the Case of East Timor
  • Part IV. Uses and Abuses of the Internet
  • 13. Hate on the Internet
  • 14. The Internet and International Children's Rights
  • 15. Women's Voices against the War: the Internet in the Fight for Human Rights during the War in the Former Yugoslavia
  • 16. Reflections on the Colour of the Internet
  • Part V. Current Issues and Future Trends
  • 17. Privacy, Free Speech and Community: Applying Human Rights Law to Cyberspace
  • 18. Political Control and the Internet
  • 19. Communication, Human Rights and Cyberspace
  • 20. Human Rights Education on the Internet: Its Day Has Come
  • 21. Information: an Essential Tool for Human Rights Work
  • Index