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Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 23:00 | 5,037 views
Today Gita Sen said “we are in a fierce vicious unequal new economic world where battlegrounds are many” and a few hours later in the session on “Commodification of knowledge: how increasing access and availability of the internet had transformed the way knowledge is produced and shared” a participant made us notice that “We were being watched." And it's true behind the gorgeous beauty of...

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of South Africa

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 15:31 | 4,710 views
This joint submission from APC, CALS, CIVICUS, Gender Links, Highway Africa Chair in Media and Information Society, IDASA, ODAC, Right 2 Know, SANGONet, Section27, and SERI focuses on freedom of expression, the right to information, freedom from censorship; freedom of the press, the right to privacy, and the importance of affordable access to the internet in South Africa. The submission...

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Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 16:52 | 17,455 views
Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 - 06:59 | 3,531 views
Gus Hossein, Director of Privacy International, speaks candidly of his take on the EROTICS research project and its potential impact and value on the work on privacy rights.

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MEDIA BRIEF: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 15:40 | 4,142 views
What is sexual content on the internet? What are sexuality and sexual rights? Which communications rights are critical for people's sexual rights? What are the most common threats to people's sexual rights? What are some of the methods and impacts of censorship of "sexual content" on the internet? These and other issues are highlighted by the media brief published by APC as...

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EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet - an exploratory research study

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 14:47 | 18,895 views
How is the internet a key public sphere for the struggle for sexual citizenship and the exercise of sexual rights? What is its value to a diversity of users, especially those most marginalised or discriminated against because of their sexual, gender or other forms of social identity? Why do arguments for the regulation of the internet anchor on the moral imperative to regulate sexuality? Who are...
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Editorial

Some reflections on erotica and internet: the feminist perspective

Posted Mon 8 Aug 2011 - 22:14 | 5,716 views
Mabel Bianco accounts what the experience of researching and examining issues of sexuality in the internet mean to her and her organization - the Foundation for Study and Research on Women (FEIM): " Personally, I have always worked, studied, researched and written on sexuality, especially in women from childhood to old age, but regarding the effect on their...

Feminist talk

India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 14:17 | 5,196 views
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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Brazil: An ethnographic approach – mapping sexuality on Orkut

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 11:23 | 4,968 views
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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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 16:04 | 8,470 views
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.