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What Is 'Harmful to Minors'? US EroTICs Partner Investigates Library Search Filters

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:21 | 5,510 views
In this article, Kevicha Echols and Melissa Ditmore from Sex Work Awareness (SWA), researchers for the APC's EroTICs project, investigate the use of filters on public library computers with internet access. People in the United States (US) enjoy a great deal of access to information in print and online media due to the first amendment of the US constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech,...

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Negotiating transgender identities on a South African web site

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:21 | 5,785 views
Jeanne Prinsloo, the APC's EroTICs project partner in South Africa, looks at the use of the internet by South African transgender people, and examines the internet's role in the process of transitioning from one gender identity to another. She concludes that the internet provides a critical space for trans people to access support, to rehearse their new identity, to hear marginalised narratives...

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From the “J” spot to the cru"X" of the matter

Posted Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 16:40 | 5,795 views
Where is women's "J" spot? asks Jan Moolman, making a play on the word "G-spot", in reference to Maria Suárez's (Radio FIRE) analysis of why Section J was not a priority issue at the 10-year review of the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing + 10). Moolman, in agreement with Suárez, used the word "ghetto" to emphasise that media issues and ICTs (information and...

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Video: Talking about section J - Access to Internet in Lebanon

Posted Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 14:28 | 4,054 views
Nadine Moawad talks about what's going on the internet in Lebanon from a gender perspective.

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Secret and sexy

Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 - 14:52 | 4,199 views
When there’s something wrong with the internet connection at home, it is not my grandparents who are fixing it. It is not my mum or dad. It is my boyfriend. It is my brothers. It is me. We are the first generation who are brought up in the digital age – in a world wide web with Wikipedia as our library and Skype as our phone. In the case of internet, it is not necessarily the parents educating...

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Video: Finally, another take on sexuality

Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 - 14:41 | 3,141 views
Video: Jan Moolman speaks with Wieke Vink from the Youth Coalition on Sexual and Sexual Reproductive Rights, about issues raised at the APC WNSP IGF 2009 workshop: Content regulation, surveillance and sexuality rights - Privacy, Agency & Security.

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Video: Our children are in danger

Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 - 14:34 | 3,129 views
Jan Moolman speaks with a participant at the APC WNSP IGF 2009 workshop about her thoughts: Content regulation, surveillance and sexuality rights - Privacy, Agency & Security.

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Video: Jehan Ara on privacy, agency & security

Posted Wed 18 Nov 2009 - 13:35 | 3,146 views
Video: Jan Moolman speaks with Jehan Ara, President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), about issues raised at the APC WNSP IGF 2009 workshop: Content regulation, surveillance and sexuality rights...

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The privacy puzzle - part I

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 09:46 | 4,935 views
I attended two sessions on privacy yesterday and today. Both raised interesting points and approaches to the issue of privacy in a networked society. At the last IGF, privacy was a concern, but I definitely noticed a visible escalation of its importance this year. And it's being closely linked to the area of social networking (with an entire...

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Some Thoughts on Youth Participation at the IGF

Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 - 09:26 | 4,664 views
Workshop #277 in Siwa Room 9 was bursting at the seams. They had to
bring in extra chairs and more than once my laptop screen was bumped,
nudged and shaken by large bottoms and smooth, dimpled elbows jostling
for a better shot. Cameras...