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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 | 7,123views
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 | 6,123views
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 | 6,193views
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 | 6,075views
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 | 7,420views
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 | 6,907views
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...
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Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Gender divide/gap in Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance

Posted Thu 29 Jul 2010 - 21:45 | 3,956views
Valentina Pellizzer, OneWorld Platform for SouthEast Europe (owpsee) executive directress, participated in this year's EuroDIG – Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance, and has several objections to the very visible gender gap in terms of women's participation at the event, and in the IT sector in general. Her commentary was originally written for the Diplo Internet Governance Community...
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Erika Smith works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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Mexico: ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?

Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 - 01:00 | 4,179views
Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States of America are presently negotiating a trade agreement regarding counterfeiting and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Erika Smith, communications coordinator of APC WNSP, took part in the...
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Associate researcher at EMERGE Communication & Emergence Research Center, Fluminense Federal

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From the “J” spot to the cru"X" of the matter

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 16:40 | 5,836views
Where is women's "J" spot? asks Jan Moolman, making a play on the word "G-spot", in reference to Maria Suárez's (Radio FIRE) analysis of why Section J was not a priority issue at the 10-year review of the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing + 10). Moolman, in agreement with Suárez, used the word "ghetto" to emphasise that media issues and ICTs (information and...

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What happened to Section J?

Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 22:11 | 3,849views
Sarah Macharia from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) summaries the outcomes of the panel discussion on the Fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), which took place on March 2 in New York on the occasion of the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): “You may be aware the GMMP is a longitudinal study running since 1995 on gender in the world...