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2 November: The Way Forward: Gender is essential for the IGF!

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 00:49 | 4,367views
At the closing session called The Way Forward, Mavic spoke from the floor on behalf of women's rights activists and gender advocates who met at the IGF. She stressed the need for gender aspects to be part of the discussions in the following words...

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2 November: Thoughts on privacy and security

Posted Fri 17 Nov 2006 - 00:40 | 5,552views
"WHOIS was created in ancient times; those days people would let their online friends know who they are" as we heard at one of the panels from an expert on domain names registries. The IGF discussions in the track of privacy and security made me go back in memories to my own early online days.
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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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2 November: Dynamic coalition, the new buzzword

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:37 | 3,465views
There's a new buzzword in the ICT circle. Everyone was talking of forming dynamic coalitions as the 1st IGF in Athens concluded on 02 November 2006.
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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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3 November: IGF sums up, puts forward recommendations; women’s groups identify next steps

Posted Sat 4 Nov 2006 - 20:29 | 4,049views
The 1st IGF concluded on November 2nd in Athens. Women's groups formed the Gender in WSIS Implementation Network (GenWin) as one of the dynamic coalitions.
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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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2 November: The IGF Experiment is a Success - if women take part in setting the agenda

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 12:48 | 4,173views
Organizers and participants in the Internet Governance Forum in Athens declared it a success. Women's groups in the IGF demanded for parity in women's participation in the next IGF in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in November 2007.
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Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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1 November: Privacy and Data Retention Related Concerns at IGF

Posted Thu 2 Nov 2006 - 12:17 | 6,269views
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 | 4,861views
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 | 3,546views
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 | 3,673views
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 | 3,772views
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.