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India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 13:17 | 7,339views
The net has often been portrayed by the media in India as "being a lair of sexual predators". Grady looks at some of the contradictions between policy and practice that were revealed by the EROTICS research in India, which explored the ways that young women negotiate risks online as they strategically use the internet to explore, define and challenge boundaries of gender and sexual norms.
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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Brazil: An ethnographic approach – mapping sexuality on Orkut

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 10:23 | 7,142views
Flavia Fascendini explores two communities on the Orkut social networking site on sexuality: one is a forum for anti-lesbian prejudice, and the second is a community aimed at legitimising romantic relationships between adults and adolescents. Both groups were studied as the part of the Brazilian EROTICS research project that focused on mapping the dynamic and complex policy shifts on internet...
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Flavia Fascendini vive en una ciudad en el interior de Argentina y es directora de comunicaciones

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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 15:04 | 11,600views
Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver Public Library FAQ on content regulation.

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Internet in South Africa is more than meets the eye

Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 16:11 | 8,641views
Grady gives a glimpse into the final research of the EROTICS research in South Africa that explored lesbians and transgender people use of the Internet, and how content regulation measures can constrain the internet's democratising and empowering potential for LGBTI persons in the country.

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Lebanon: Free speech is a gateway crime

Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 - 21:32 | 6,415views
The recent controversy surrounding the Gay Girl in Damascus (who turned out to be anything but) has this blogger scratching his head. Why are we all so focused on how MacMaster misled us, and not on the real issue?
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Maya Ganesh is Applied Research Director at Tactical Tech in Berlin and leads the organisation's

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Thanks for All the Cash!

Posted Fri 15 Jul 2011 - 12:15 | 6,249views
Maya Ganesh shares her experience at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference (IASSCS) at a presentation about sexual rights activism in the middle east.
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Nighat Dad is heavily engaged in public policy and research work related to ICTs in Pakistan.

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Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet

Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 - 20:05 | 51,961views
Nighat Dad from the Pakistan MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project documents the story of a girl who sought her advice at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar. The girl was 14 years old, and she was sexual abused for the last 6 years.

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Online pornography and sex education: Reflections on practice in Poland and the US

Posted Fri 8 Jul 2011 - 16:33 | 12,190views
Kevicha Echols reflects on porn literary and sex education for young people at a IASSCS session, comparing the sharings with what she discovered through the EROTICS research in the US.
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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EroTICs researchers debate the net and sexuality 2.0. in Madrid

Posted Mon 4 Jul 2011 - 17:25 | 5,793views
The EroTICs researchers from Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA will be presenting their groundbreaking research on sexuality and the Internet in Madrid at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference on July 9.

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World Pulse starts campaign on universal access

Posted Fri 24 Jun 2011 - 15:19 | 4,113views
World Pulse, the authority on all things woman, has recently launched an action blogging campaign to promote universal access to the internet. This author is tempted to sue them.