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Philippines: the problematic cybercrime prevention law of 2012

Posted Mon 8 Oct 2012 - 11:17 | 7,606 views
The recent passage of the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (or the Republic Act 10175) has elicited strong negative reactions from various stakeholders. Civil society organizations (CSOs), academe, journalists, bloggers, and Filipino netizens have expressed great concern over certain provisions of the law that impinged their constitutional right to freedom of expression. To date,...

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A little red dot on a map points to a significant debate

Posted Wed 3 Oct 2012 - 18:49 | 4,567 views
A Feminist talk entry published in GenderIT.org (in Portuguese) started an interesting exchange related to the complex fields of freedom of expression, censorship, hate speech, legal remedies, and ICT related violence against women. You must be asking yourself what it was about, in order to start such a complex debate. Well, it all starts with a map.

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Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice

Posted Mon 3 Sep 2012 - 14:01 | 13,775 views
Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media. In digital storytelling workshops, marginalized women and women’s rights activists develop a forum to tell their stories and share their experiences by producing short films about themselves.

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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 03:56 | 5,330 views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?

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It's violent, it's misogynist. Something needs to be done, but what?

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 - 12:20 | 11,197 views
For those of you that don't know the appalling vitriol that Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to, you can read a summary of it here. It's worrying that there are people out there who are capable of perpetrating this campaign of hatred. But what's more worrying is that we don't seem to know what to do...

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Censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 - 13:44 | 7,810 views
The Spear is a painting that depicts the African National Congress leader and South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as "16N" - not suitable for people under the age of 16...

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Equality, non-interference, non-hierarchy: What the net should be

Posted Thu 24 May 2012 - 12:32 | 3,742 views
The UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights Farida Shaheed made an important speech on internet governance in Geneva earlier in May 2012. She stressed the importance of upholding human rights principles online supporting the call of civil society for democratization of internet governance. Sonia Randhawa is urging all of us to not just look at what Farida Shaheed says, but also to take a look...