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Feminist talk  is meant to be a hub for conversations between our readers and writers on topics that are related to the sometimes dry world of internet policy. It is a space for storytelling, personal essays, opinions – to challenge and inspire readers on issues and topics that are close to them. Here are the opinions, experiences and thoughts of writers from the diverse community in which we live.

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DELETE, UNDO, RETRIEVE: Statement on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 14:57 | 4,368views
The statement developed by the Women's Legal Bureau (WLB) in response to the Cybercrime Bill. WLB highlights the specific women's rights concerns in relation to the bill, in particular warn that the law can be used to further perpetuate violence against women. They are still in the process of gathering support and you are invited to sign on to show your support to the cause.
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A little red dot on a map points to a significant debate

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2012 - 18:49 | 4,153views
A Feminist talk entry published in GenderIT.org (in Portuguese) started an interesting exchange related to the complex fields of freedom of expression, censorship, hate speech, legal remedies, and ICT related violence against women. You must be asking yourself what it was about, in order to start such a complex debate. Well, it all starts with a map.

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The hack of Uganda’s government websites: Anonymous could do better

Posted Mon 27 Aug 2012 - 16:59 | 3,441views
Uganda’s Government websites were hacked and defaced earlier this month. The hacksters asserted that their actions were to protest the Ugandan Government persecution of the LGBTI community of Uganda where being gay is considered criminal and where legislation is pending Uganda’s parliament that would impose harsh prison penalties on gay people, including the death sentence for so called “...
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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 03:56 | 4,865views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?
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It's violent, it's misogynist. Something needs to be done, but what?

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 - 12:20 | 10,809views
For those of you that don't know the appalling vitriol that Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to, you can read a summary of it here. It's worrying that there are people out there who are capable of perpetrating this campaign of hatred. But what's more worrying is that we don't seem to know what to do...
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Copyright and the digital divide

Posted Thu 5 Jul 2012 - 12:17 | 3,874views
It's day two of the 'Informal' Asia Europe Foundation meeting on human rights and ICTs, and we're split up into workshops to discuss recommendations that will go to the Foundation's ministerial meeting in November: I'm in the workshop on digital divide. While a lot of interesting ideas came up during the course of the day, the one which causes me most concern is the problem of knowledge that is...
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Flash Mob Korean Style

Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 - 14:46 | 6,763views
In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation's Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops - it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights. The protest site has obviously been occupied for some time - they are even growing tomato plants - and is just outside a major tourist attraction. The protest...
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Katerina lives in Czech Republic and enjoys spending as much time possible in India.

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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 10:03 | 5,135views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.
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Censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 - 13:44 | 7,320views
The Spear is a painting that depicts the African National Congress leader and South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as "16N" - not suitable for people under the age of 16...
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Equality, non-interference, non-hierarchy: What the net should be

Posted Thu 24 May 2012 - 12:32 | 3,473views
The UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed made an important speech on internet governance in Geneva earlier in May 2012. She stressed the importance of upholding human rights principles online supporting the call of civil society for democratization of internet governance. Sonia Randhawa is urging all of us to not just look at what Farida Shaheed says, but also to take a look...