Projects

Legal remedies to address online harassment

Legal remedies to address online harassment

The video series Legal remedies to address online harassment on the International Press Institute’s Newsroom Ontheline platform highlights legal remedies to fight online harassment. With the content co-developed by Nani, the videos address not only the types of laws that may be used to defend targets of online harassment, but also the pitfalls and unintended consequences that legal action itself can entail.

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence: 10 steps to protect human rights

The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human rights involves opportunities as well as risks; human rights should be strengthened by AI, not undermined. The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe issued a Recommendation on AI and human rights providing guidance on how the negative impact of AI systems on human rights can be prevented or mitigated, focusing on 10 key areas of action. Nani assisted the Commissioner’s office in preparing the Recommendation.

Catalysts for Collaboration

Screenshot of the Catalysts for Collaboration website
Catalysts for Collaboration website

The Catalysts for Collaboration website presents a set of best practices and case studies to encourage digital rights activists to take a more collaborative approach and include strategic litigation in their campaigns. The website was developed by Nani during her time as a 2016-2017 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan
Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan. Photo from publication.

In 2016, Nani conducted a training on freedom of expression for human rights lawyers in Juba, South Sudan on behalf of Albany Associates and Internews. She subsequently produced a training manual for lawyers in the country, describing international norms, principles and jurisprudence on the right to freedom of expression. The manual both serves as a reference resource for lawyers undertaking media defence work, and as a source for those wanting to deliver trainings.

European Journalism in the Digital Age

Screenshot from the European Journalism in the Digital Age website
European Journalism in the Digital Age

European Journalism in the Digital Age (EJDA) is a unique training programme of the CEU’s Center for Media, Data, and Society designed to give journalists, activists, lawyers, and others involved in public interest publishing the tools they need to understand the challenges of journalism in the digital context. Nani is one of the instructors of this course and co-developed the course content.

SMEX Arab Digital Rights Dataset

Screenshot of the SMEX Arab Digital Rights Dataset website
SMEX Arab Digital Rights Dataset website

SMEX’ Arab Digital Rights Dataset highlighted trends in how Arab governments regulate digital rights. The dataset mapped legislation, caselaw, and other legal instruments that impact on the enjoyment of human rights in online and networked spaces and seeks to empower activists, journalists, civil society, human rights defenders, lawyers, judges, and others to hold all governments accountable. In 2016-2017, Nani acted as legal adviser to the development of a revised and comprehensive dataset, which includes the co-development of a data collection methodology that can be used for mapping digital rights around the world. The Dataset was later incorporated into the CYRILLA database, a joint project by SMEX and HURIDOCS.