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Sexuality and the internet: a five country perspective

Posted Mon 1 Apr 2013 - 16:35 | 3,704 views
This blog post is the final one in a series of ten blog posts to report on the EROTICS India workshop, recently concluded in Delhi. All the blog posts in this series are written by Richa Kaul Padte, the official rapporteur at the meeting.

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‘Choli ke peeche kya hai?’: censorship and pornography

Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 - 13:20 | 6,956 views
The discourse of censorship is well-known to most people, as India’s right-wing moral brigades routinely flock to the streets to prevent everything from item numbers in Bollywood films to sex education posters in trains to the greeting-card shop Archies (for its ‘promotion’ of Valentine’s Day) from going ahead. But what does this mean for freedom of speech and expression in the country? And more...

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Gendered abuse online

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 12:30 | 6,508 views

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Wearing a digital condom: Staying safe online

Posted Thu 21 Mar 2013 - 13:13 | 5,855 views
Do you know how to use your web browser in a secure manner? What is the benefit of adding that "s" after http? Are you aware of the security features on the email you use? What sensitive data do you keep about you or your community, and what would people have access to if your computer, laptop or mobile phone was stolen? This article provides a list of resources and solutions to help you and your...

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Passwords: Your first line of defence

Posted Wed 20 Mar 2013 - 12:48 | 4,335 views
A password is your first line of defence – for your computer, email, and information. So firstly, make sure your computer is password protected (under the ‘admin’ account option), so your prying brother doesn’t get his hands on that flyer for the new weekly queer event. Or those letters from your lover. And if you really want to keep your information safe, you don’t just need a password, but you...

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Security risks online: How much information do you give away?

Posted Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 12:23 | 4,832 views
Imagine the life of an Indian gender or sexuality rights activist. What work do they do? Who do they interact with? What threats do they face? Here are some snapshots (created by participants).

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Mechanics and governance of the internet

Posted Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 15:06 | 4,250 views
The internet is an important part of many of our daily lives, work and activism - but how many of us actually understand what it is? Beyond mechanics, questions around who governs the internet are key to contextualising the struggle for rights - including sexuality rights - online.

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EROTICS India: Women, sexuality and the internet

Posted Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 00:00 | 6,795 views
Within the arena of ‘women, sexuality and the internet’, the usual suspects of pornography, indecency, and non-consensual videography are often the first topics that come to mind. But women aren’t just subjects on the internet – they are users, too. A presentation at the EROTICS India workshop overturned some common assumptions by highlighting experiences of women online.

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Five principles for a feminist approach to technology

Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 13:35 | 5,287 views
This blog post is second in a series of ten blog posts to report on the EROTICS India workshop, recently concluded in Delhi. All the blog posts in this series are written by Richa Kaul Padte, the official rapporteur at the meeting.

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EROTICS India: meet the participants

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 14:52 | 6,219 views
Bringing together sexual rights activists, women’s groups and internet activists, the first EROTICS India workshop – organised by Point of View, APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and the Internet Democracy Project - explored the relationship between sexual rights activism, sexuality, and the Internet. Focusing on issues ranging from rights to security to advocacy, the workshop...