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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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Video: Who’s In? Who’s Out? Women's Rights at the 2009 IGF

Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 - 08:39 | 3,626views
Video interview: Jan speaks with Margarita Salas from Sula Batsu cooperative, Costa Rica, and gets her perspective on where women's rights feature at the fourth Internet Governance Forum.
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Jac sm Kee is the Women's Rights Programme Manager with the Association for Progressive Communica

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Cybersecurity: Do women count?

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 14:42 | 5,409views
I have another blog post to write about, which is a continuation of the
privacy blog. But after attending this morning's session on ITU and cybersecurity, I think I should jot this down before the moment escapes. The workshop was a panel of...

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Possible futures of the Gender Dynamic Coalition at IGF

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 10:09 | 3,900views
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 | 5,054views
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 | 4,802views
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 | 3,389views
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 | 3,813views
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 | 4,579views

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 works for the APC Women's Rights Programme in the coordination team of the global Tak

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

Posted Thu 5 Nov 2009 - 01:01 | 4,776views
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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 - 04:39 | 3,814views
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...