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Bargain basement shopping in the information society

Posted Tue 15 May 2012 - 11:19 | 7,634 views
When I saw this quote on Mozilla's new Collusion website: "If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold - Andrew Lewis." I felt it summed up the economics tool box session on Commodification of Knowledge that APC led at the 2012 AWID Forum quite nicely. The session, organised by APC, brought together speakers to spark debate and reflection, but the...

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Liberation Inc. – more reflections from the AWID Forum

Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 12:02 | 4,700 views
I spent a full day yesterday focusing on the intersection of feminism, activism, and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). And I kept running into the same women (the feminist Twitterati?). And these women were mostly already known to me from my own work on the issue. This worries me a little bit. Could it be that there are so few feminist / female Techies in the world that we all know...

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Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

Posted Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 22:00 | 5,224 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...

Publication

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

Posted Wed 4 Apr 2012 - 14:31 | 4,925 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 - 15:52 | 17,965 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.

In depth

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

Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 - 05:59 | 3,681 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.

Publication

MEDIA BRIEF: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 14:40 | 4,305 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 - 13:47 | 19,499 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 - 21:14 | 5,939 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...

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India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 13:17 | 5,386 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.