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26 Semptember 2005 - Freedom of expression in Tunisia debate erupts in WSIS

Posted Tue 27 Sep 2005 - 01:08 | 2,807views
Imagine for a moment attending a session and suddenly policeman shows up to tighten security for just this meeting. The launch of second report produced by the Tunisia Monitoring Group attracted many delegates in the WSIS PrepCom III .

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23 September 2005 - Gender and internet governance in the African context

Posted Mon 26 Sep 2005 - 15:24 | 2,662views
"Is there such a thing as gender aspects of internet governance (IG) or does it boil down to the technical and political aspects?," asked Christine Butengwa from the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).

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23 September 2005 - …but where are the women?

Posted Mon 26 Sep 2005 - 13:33 | 2,648views
The Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) report acknowledges that there is the lack of participation of women, indigenous peoples, civil society and small enterprises in the ICT decision making processes. However women's participation is critical to shape just and equal internet use and evolution.

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23 September 2005 - Gender advocates advised to integrate MDGs

Posted Mon 26 Sep 2005 - 13:27 | 2,808views
The joint discussion of the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and the WSIS Gender Caucus showed that it is important for gender and ICT advocates to embrace MDGs in order to talk in the same language with the government.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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23 September 2005 – Last Day at Geneva, End of Week 1 (concept of time no longer exists)

Posted Sun 25 Sep 2005 - 03:24 | 2,923views
Of course! Just when I start to get the hang of things and feel like I am finally getting a vague idea of what is going on, it’s time to go. Brenda Zulu who arrived late last night will be taking over blogging for the next week while I go home to the land of good food at reasonable prices (yipee!). It should be exciting. A real test of the promise of participatory, multi-stakeholder, transparent...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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22 September – Quickie on IG (a little late)

Posted Fri 23 Sep 2005 - 13:32 | 2,480views
Sorry for late blog today. The WSIS Gender Caucus have come up with a draft Briefing Paper that states its positions on WSIS PrepCom-3 so far, and by the time Lenka & I worked on inputs and comments to the draft to be submitted to the caucus, I couldn’t face Fabala anymore...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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21 September 2005 – Sex[ism] in the Afternoon (1:00pm – 3:00pm)

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2005 - 09:28 | 3,301views
HUMPH! I am so pissed off I could punch someone (if I didn’t believe in random acts of violence, I would have by now!! Grr..) To start from the beginning, a civil society side event was organised on “Internet Governance Forum Function” with plenary presentations by members of WGIG. This was to have a space for discussion on how a global forum or interface on internet governance might look like,...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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21 September 2005 – Porn[ography] in the Morning (10:00am – 1:00pm)

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2005 - 08:20 | 2,749views
The day started with sun! After two days of feeling like a houseplant, the feeling of optimism that the bright, yellow and warm gaze of actual sun is not to be sneered at...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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20 September 2005 - Getting to the Gender Ghetto (post-lunch-that-didn’t-happen)

Posted Wed 21 Sep 2005 - 09:45 | 2,944views
In the last hour where I sat through the plenary session, my ears were on high alert for the mention of gender. Granted I only managed to catch a few governments’ statements (i.e. Switzerland, Venezuela, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Singapore, South Africa and Republic of Korea) before stakeholders like the ITU, CCBI and the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus were given the floor for their...
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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20 September 2005 – All Over the Place (pretty much the whole day)

Posted Wed 21 Sep 2005 - 09:08 | 3,574views
After blogging till pretty late last night, woke up a wee bit late this morning =/ Managed to catch the tail-end of the Sub-Committee A plenary session, which discussed about internet governance issues. ..