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UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and the Internet

Posted Wed 25 May 2011 - 13:46 | 7,476 views
The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression's report explores key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the internet. The Report underscores the unique and transformative nature of the Internet but also outlines the growing global trend of restricting freedom of expression and association online.
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Tipping the balance for local adopters of technology

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 15:12 | 7,568 views
Gender, science and technology. This theme will be analysed, dissected and evaluated at the 55th session of the Commission on Status of Women. Government delegates, non-government representatives and activists will troop to the United Nations headquarters in New York, braving the coldest winter in decades, to assess how women and girls are faring in education, training and employment in...

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Science and technology in Latin America: women breaking the glass ceiling

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 10:12 | 9,389 views
Latin American women are attaining good levels of education and training for the labour market, including knowledge of ICTs, but APC WNSP regional coordinator, Dafne Sabanes Plou acknowledges that digital inclusion as a factor in economic progress is just beginning to appear on the regional horizon and that gender equity is still sidelined from ICT policy discussions. She speaks to GenderIT.org...

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Latin America in the run-up to the IGF: global and regional synergy

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 10:11 | 8,249 views
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), NUPEF and the Registry of Internet Domain Names for Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored the Third Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held in Ecuador in early August 2010. How might this regional meeting and the IGF impact each other? What recommendations and concerns emerged from the regional process?...

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Africa and internet governance: going global or stay local?

Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 - 15:54 | 8,175 views
The impact of internet governance on Africa was discussed on September 16th 2010, in Vilnius, Lithuania. There was fair representation of all stakeholders. Officials from South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia were there; a representative from an internet service provider; and various Africa bodies that follow the process, such as AFRINIC, ISOC Africa and CICEWA. And there were representatives from...

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Reflecting on language and power

Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 - 05:57 | 8,648 views
Looks at how power is played out in the language and terminology used in the IGF discussions, even when the theme of the discussion is "Internet governance and human rights: strategies and collaboration for empowerment".

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Internet Governance Issues on Sexuality and Women's Rights

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 - 00:11 | 18,046 views
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been a challenging space for both women's rights advocates and for broader constituencies engaged in advocacy for gender equality and sexuality related rights. In the fifth and final year of its mandate, women's rights are still being dwarfed as a critical issue to be debated in this arena, while sexuality issues, although present, are not seen as a matter...

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Violence against women and ICTs in the Pacific Islands region: An overview

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 5,753 views
Sonia Randhawa interviews FemLINK Pacific coordinator Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls to get an overview of violence against women in the Pacific Islands region and to look at how ICTs are contributing to increasing the vulnerability of women and providing new forms of harassment and harm, while at the same time grassroots initiatives such as a mobile community radio station are helping to provide women...

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ICTs: Women, free software, copyrights,… forgotten by Mauritanian legislators and decision-makers

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 6,754 views
Fatma Mint Elkory Oumrane takes a look at the progress Mauritania is making in encouraging open access to materials, its copyright regime and how these impact on women. She examines the role of women as ICT graduates and looks at how the government is helping overcome the various digital divides - and the large amount of work that remains to be done.

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Access to Knowledge in Emergency situations: Looking at the situation in Jordan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 7,322 views
Sonia Randhawa interviewed with Lulu Mitshabu and Daoud Kuttab. Lulu Mitshabu is the Africa Programs Coordinator at Caritas Australia. A Congolese woman, she travels through Africa regularly and is responsible for their Congolese programme. Daoud Kuttab is president of AMARC Middle East and North Africa, and responsible for setting up Jordan's first community radio. He has recently been working...