The digital divide, limited legal mechanisms to protect data privacy, and cybercrime targeting vulnerable groups are some of the key digital rights issues in Nepal, based on insights from the South and Southeast Asia Digital Rights School.
The government’s COVID-19 response opened the door to various threats to human and digital rights. With the influence of its neighbours with poor rights records, Nepal must decide on its own path if it envisions a democratic digital ecosystem.
#SupportForNikisha: Join Nepali netizens to condemn online harassment against women, gender-diverse people
Nepali organisation Body and Data is calling on netizens to condemn online harassment against TikTok and Instagram user Nikisha and women and gender and sexual diverse individuals.