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Possible futures of the Gender Dynamic Coalition at IGF

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 10:09 | 3,766views
After quite a number of informal talks among gender-interested people at this year`s IGF, the following picture is beginning to emerge. Since women have not made enough inroads into national governments and big business decision-making structures, civil society is a crucial stakeholder to help promote gender equality and women`s issues. Hence, the IGF as a multi-stakeholder event is crucial to...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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The privacy puzzle - part I

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 09:46 | 4,892views
I attended two sessions on privacy yesterday and today. Both raised interesting points and approaches to the issue of privacy in a networked society. At the last IGF, privacy was a concern, but I definitely noticed a visible escalation of its importance this year. And it's being closely linked to the area of social networking (with an entire...
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Some Thoughts on Youth Participation at the IGF

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 09:26 | 4,625views
Workshop #277 in Siwa Room 9 was bursting at the seams. They had to
bring in extra chairs and more than once my laptop screen was bumped,
nudged and shaken by large bottoms and smooth, dimpled elbows jostling
for a better shot. Cameras...
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Jan Moolman is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and works for the APC's Women's Rights Progra

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Swimming in my crocs: IGF Day 1

Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 - 21:25 | 3,329views
Trying to find the room where the ITU child protection open forum took place this morning on the first day of the IGF, I was struck by how many people knew each other. Everywhere I turned I saw people greeting each other like long lost friends. “Was Hyderabad the last time I saw you?” “Tunis feels like a lifetime ago doesn’t it?” – snippets of conversation accompanied handshakes and the...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness

Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 - 21:21 | 3,692views
Today is the start of the fourth Internet Governance Forum
(IGF). Took yet another shuttle bus into another conference centre that
has heavy security - or at least the show of it - big Alsatian dogs,
burly men in uniforms and guns, mirror-checks under vehicles, bags into
x-ray machines and so on. The next IGF is...
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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The Tyranny of Binaries: Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online.

Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 - 20:55 | 4,457views

Is it just me or does the schedule for the Internet Governance Forum conference in Sharm El Sheikh seem
to pop with the words youth, security, protection, empowerment, child? At least
two sessions every day focus on these themes.

I attended a session today titled The...
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Erika Smith is the APC Women’s Rights Project Associate.

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SMALL THOUGHTS AROUND....Violence against women and ICTs

Posted Thu 5 Nov 2009 - 01:01 | 4,671views
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Twittering the Iranian election

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2009 - 05:39 | 3,698views
The most talked-about aspect of the current situation in Iran, is Twitter. In the past weeks Twitter has reportedly provided opportunities for Iranian protesters to send out information during that government's refusal to allow (mostly Western) journalists to report on the aftermath of the (suspect) re-election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. So the hottest tweet is possibly, ironically, about Twitter...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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Access to knowledge and gender

Posted Mon 13 Apr 2009 - 05:57 | 3,721views
This edition of GenderIT looks at the question of access to knowledge focussing on Africa. Over the last century, copyright and patents legislation have penetrated into most countries, strengthened by international trade agreements, and often pressure from the United States. This has had the impact of both shrinking the amount of knowledge that is freely available, and of legislating what is and...
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Gayathry is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where she also teach

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Statement of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Gender for the Taking Stock and Moving Forward Session

Posted Tue 9 Dec 2008 - 14:21 | 3,308views
The statement of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Gender presented at the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India,on the 6 of December 2008.