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The author works as the national coordinator of a young feminist group called Si Jeunesse Savait.

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Africa and internet governance: going global or stay local?

Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 - 16:54 | 5,843views
The impact of internet governance on Africa was discussed on September 16th 2010, in Vilnius, Lithuania. There was fair representation of all stakeholders. Officials from South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia were there; a representative from an internet service provider; and various Africa bodies that follow the process, such as AFRINIC, ISOC Africa and CICEWA. And there were representatives from...
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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dot gay: what are the implications?

Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 - 07:32 | 41,691views
It was in a dynamic coalition session on freedom of expression and freedom of the media on the internet that Schubert announced that the domain name, “dot gay” was in the pipeline. The domain name hopes to incorporate all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer sites under one domain. Nyx looks at who is excluded, and the potential impact of a 'dot gay' domain on queer communities.
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Nighat Dad is heavily engaged in public policy and research work related to ICTs in Pakistan.

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First-time impressions of IGF10

Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 - 04:51 | 6,515views
"As one door closes, another opens", they say sometimes. This is the first IGF I have attended... and yet if the initial plan is to be kept, it may be the last occurrence of this international gathering. Nighat explores why she thinks that if that's how it turns out, it will be a shame.
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The author works as the national coordinator of a young feminist group called Si Jeunesse Savait.

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Why I took a long flight to Vilnius

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 - 11:57 | 6,526views
Francoise examines the role that mass media play as the fourth estate or power in the world, and looks at how convergence and large media companies are threatening the positive achievements of the internet in helping to create diversity, freedom of expression and greater focus on human rights reporting.
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Why we should get over facebook

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 - 09:57 | 6,842views
Social networking sites and privacy formed the main topics in two sessions Maya attended - but she found that the discussions were not grounded in research, that users were absent from the debates and tired assumptions dominated the rooms. What's needed, she argues, are more workable proposals that take into account a variety of research and based on how people actually use social networking...
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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“The youth are good for nothing”: session on social exclusion

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 11:08 | 5,902views
Nyx attended a session on social exclusion, where the portrayal of youth by a Kenyan MP, and his ignorance of what was going on even in the conference around him, caused her to reflect on youth and their engagement in governance processes.
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Nyx is a feminist, activist, and a masters student at Rhodes University.

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Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 06:57 | 5,997views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Close Encounters

Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 - 23:41 | 5,879views
This is the third time Maya is attending the Internet Governance Forum and she has never really expected anything too extraordinary to happen here. She finds her expectations challenged when she meets with two representatives of the ICM Registry and IFFOR (the International Foundation for Online Responsibility) at a session on Sexual Rightsi, Openness and Regulatory Systems - who are interested...
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The author works as the national coordinator of a young feminist group called Si Jeunesse Savait.

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The future of privacy: an internet governance issue

Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 - 13:48 | 7,141views
Will 'privacy' in ten years be different from what we know today? Many laws need to be reviewed in light of what we know about the internet. But also, two new rights emerged that were completely new to Francoise Mukuku. They incorporate the new dimensions that the internet adds to our lives: the right to accountability and the right to privacy from design. Users should be able to say: I may make...
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Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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GenderIT.org's team @ Internet Governance Forum 2010, Vilnius

Posted Thu 9 Sep 2010 - 04:46 | 6,742views
What is the role of the internet in defending and realising women's rights and sexual rights? What are our positions as women's rights and sexual rights advocates on how the internet should be governed? From 14-17 September, the GenderIT.org team had been assisting at the Fifth Internet Governance Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The GenderIT Feminist Talk contributors and tweeters at the fifth IGF...