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Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communications, and works on issues of sexuality, women’s rights, violence against women and internet rights and freedoms.

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Algunas reflexiones sobre... Regulación de contenidos y censura

Posted Lun 26 Mar 2007 - 15:50 | 2,712 views
La regulación de contenidos está a sólo un paso de la censura y las prácticas de vigilancia. La tensión entre el manejo de contenidos que podrían ser dañinos para un sector de la población (por ejemplo, el spam) y el silenciamiento ciertos puntos de vista (por ejemplo, temas de lesbianismo) no es fácil de eliminar.

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Content Regulation & Censorship

Posted Jue 22 Mar 2007 - 06:42 | 3,814 views
Content regulation is one gesture away from censorship and surveillance practices. The tension between managing content that could potentially result in harm towards a section of the population (e.g. spam) and silencing of viewpoints (e.g. lesbian issues) is not an easy one. How can advocates of women’s human rights, advocates of development, civil and political rights activists as well as...

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Freedoms of Expression & Information

Posted Jue 20 Jul 2006 - 13:06 | 3,774 views
World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3rd of May. As new digital communications technologies enable new opportunities for the creation, expression and dissemination of news and perspectives, these spaces are not invincible from the policing of State and other equally impactful, but often submerged, socio-political norms. GenderIT.org explores the gender dimension of freedoms of the freedoms...

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Mirror Image: Part IV - What about Gender?

Posted Mié 7 Dic 2005 - 15:56 | 2,526 views
In terms of gender, information communications technologies (ICTs) and the ‘information society’ is slowly creeping into the agendas of women’s movements. It is at a painfully slow rate, and a LOT of work still needs to be done to find political investments in this issue. Some connections can be seen from the development trajectory, and foreseeably, from the perspective of international trade and...

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Mirror Image: Part III - The Point(lessness) of Global Platforms?

Posted Mié 7 Dic 2005 - 15:35 | 3,122 views
This led me to question the efficacy of such global platforms and processes. A lot of money and effort have been pumped into this Summit, and for the entire seven years of PrepComs as well as Phase I in Geneva during 2003. Where has it all led to?

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Mirror Image: Part II - The Missing Rights Agenda

Posted Mié 7 Dic 2005 - 15:01 | 3,173 views
These conversations, and the “Expression Under Repression” panel organised by Hivos starkly reminded me of the missing rights agenda in the WSIS process. At most, the discursive thrust of including civil society perspectives have been on development issues. In the ICT 4 All exhibition centre, this was particularly evident. It really felt like a global branding exercise on who are the current Big...

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Mirror Image: Part I - Conversations with Tunisian Women

Posted Mié 7 Dic 2005 - 14:53 | 3,318 views
I changed my route to the Palexbo on the last day (18 November) and found a café between where the taxi dropped me off to the security line. The woman who managed the place spoke to me in English, and since I was the only customer, we started chatting. I asked her what she thought of the Summit, and she responded, “I don’t know. I’m not there. Why don’t you tell me about the Summit?” Good point...

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Overview of Gender-related Language in WSIS Documents

Posted Vie 18 Nov 2005 - 16:25 | 4,342 views
The WSIS process is almost over, and I am wondering about what we have achieved in terms of integrating gender as a relevant dimension into the building of an ‘information society’ after 7 years. What do we have?

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18 November 2005: Day 6, Cost of Accessing WSIS II

Posted Vie 18 Nov 2005 - 15:36 | 3,403 views
Had some conversations yesterday, and I thought I would share what I have found out in terms of some cost of participating in this event...

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16 November 2005, Day 4: Opening of WSIS II – An Audible Victory for Human Rights

Posted Jue 17 Nov 2005 - 02:11 | 3,185 views
It has been a crazy tiring, hectic and running-around day, so I am hoping to give a small glimpse at least before I pass out into oblivion. So, after working on this process for close to 7 years, we are finally tying up the ribbons and signing on the dotted line with icing. Yes, it is WSIS II opening!