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1 November: Privacy and Data Retention Related Concerns at IGF

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 12:17 | 5,304views
Privacy and data retention are a concern not only for Europe and America, but also in Asia.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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30 October: Silence on the Platform - Question on gender dimension of internet governance, answered with total silence

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 08:29 | 4,227views
GenderIt blogging team member Mavic Cabrera-Balleza raised a question on the gender dimension of internet governance during one of the main plenaries in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum. The answer she got was very telling: total silence!

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1 November: Gender advocates called for set-up of 'Gender in WSIS Implementation Network'

Posted Wed 1 Nov 2006 - 16:34 | 2,810views
APC WNSP called a meeting of gender advocates who are present at the IGF here in Athens. There were 8 of us who met today and discussed follow up steps for the post-WSIS journey
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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31 October: Good or bad? Harmful or not? Legal or illegal? – the challenge of regulating internet content

Posted Wed 1 Nov 2006 - 09:21 | 3,371views
Who defines what is harmful and illegal internet content? How do we regulate online content? Participants in the panel discussion “Content regulations from gender and development perspective” organized by the Association for Progressive Communications - Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum debate on these contentious points.

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31 October: Covering the Openness @ IGF

Posted Wed 1 Nov 2006 - 07:29 | 3,255views
A long table with panelists, a long but very good session, taste of diversity of opinions and standpoints, that is the very shortest i can say about Openness session which took place in main Hall, from 10 util 13, on Tuesday, 31st of October.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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Why are we here? Women participants at the IGF told us why they came to Athens

Posted Tue 31 Oct 2006 - 13:18 | 4,639views
GenderIt blogging team member Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is interviewing women participants in the ongoing Internet Governance Forum in Athens to find out their agenda in coming to the IGF. CHECK OUT the comments under the article!
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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30 October 2006: Internet Governance Forum - What is it All About?

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:41 | 3,104views
Quite a number of women --including those who have been following gender and ICT discussions--are having a difficulty understanding Internet Governance as a concept. Needless to say, we have encountered quite a number of questions on what the Internet Governance Forum is.
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Mavic Cabrera-Balleza

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilde

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30 October 2006: IGF Opening - Setting the (Gender Disparate?) Scene

Posted Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 18:36 | 3,104views
It's not a huge surprise but still a big disappointment: women are a very small minority in today's opening of the first Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece.

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Women in Black

Posted Fri 15 Sep 2006 - 04:16 | 3,600views
When we went for dinner at the Settlers Monument on September 12, i was surprised to see the "Women in Black". Having been associatd with the women's movement in Africa, i thought these were the same people. But no! These were young women who were going to serve us food.

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Where are the Women? At home, not being assertive.

Posted Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 11:34 | 3,582views
I arrived with 3 other Association for Progressive Communications Africa Women project (AAW) delegates on Monday morning to attend the Highway Africa conference in a raining Grahamstown, South Africa. In today’s Open Source publication, the headline “Be assertive to have a gender sensitive HA!” made me shake my head. Last year, women protested the lack of women speakers – this was obviously not “...