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Conversation with Maureen James, Funding and Strategy Specialist at IFEX

Posted Wed 23 Apr 2014 - 06:50 | 4,416 views

Maureen James is Funding and Strategy Specialist at the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) where she has been mobilising funds to support implementation of IFEX programmes and projects since 2003. Maureen has 20 years of experience working at Canadian and international non-profit organizations, all of them networks working together for change – including Web Networks, the...

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Sex, lies and the perils of Facebook dating

Posted Wed 23 Apr 2014 - 06:32 | 2,508 views
They met on Facebook. She was a married homemaker in her forties, who lied to him that she was 21 and single. He was all of 22. She was probably looking for the diversion and excitement of being with a younger man, he for a partner his age. When he discovered the truth after meeting her in person last week, three years into the relationship, he shot her and himself to death. A typical story that...

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#imagineafeministinternet: "No topic was off limit," says Nana Darkoa

Posted Tue 22 Apr 2014 - 08:21 | 3,876 views
I want to share with you some of the highlights of the meeting. The nutshell version is that it was an extremely useful meeting, relevant to my day job (as a Communications Specialist) and absolutely relevant to what we do on this blog. Part of what the made the meeting amazing was that I got to meet many feminists, queer activists and techies from all over the world in particular from the Global...

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Time to come out!: Pioneering women in history of technology

Posted Tue 15 Apr 2014 - 09:17 | 6,081 views
Check out these videos of Jac sm Kee introducing these women's stories and contributions to technology during the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and Technology in April 2014.

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What does it take to create a feminist internet?

Posted Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 05:05 | 4,319 views
Is a feminist internet possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency? These are the insights of many activists under the call to #imagineafeministinternet.

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Sexuality, feminism, activism and the internet we dream of

Posted Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 04:46 | 3,949 views
"Which is the internet we dreamed of?" was the main question raised during the first day of the "Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet":https://www.apc.org/en/events/global-meeting-gender-sexuality-internet which is taking place in Port Dickson, Malaysia, until April 17th, to explore and develop...

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Panel on “Power, Politics and Agency” to #imagineafeministinternet

Posted Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 03:01 | 4,861 views
During the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which ocurred in Port Dickson, Malaysia, to explore the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, a panel on “Power, politics and agency” took place with the participation of Chat Garcia Ramilo from the Philippines, Joy Liddicoat from New Zealand, Horacio Sívori from Brazil, Valentina Pellizer...

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Sex and the internet: Intersectionality in internet rights

Posted Sun 13 Apr 2014 - 13:23 | 5,078 views
Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists? These two questions formed the basis for discussion at a preparatory meeting for a global dialogue on gender, sexuality and the internet taking place in Malaysia.

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Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Posted Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 12:50 | 7,179 views
A couple makes out inside a cyber cafe cubicle in a city crunched for space and privacy. A woman bathes and changes clothes inside her hotel room. A honeymooning couple films its first time together, possibly to preserve the memories for a lifetime. All of them are oblivious to either being captured by hidden cameras or the possibility of their footage being leaked online. Voyeuristic websites...

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Namita Aavriti: Through a freedom of speech and privacy laws lens

Posted Sun 6 Apr 2014 - 15:56 | 2,325 views
Namita Aavriti of the Alternative Law Forum speaking on the petition filed in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on online pornography from the prism of freedom of speech and privacy laws. She was speaking at the "Tangled, Like Wool" meeting held in New Delhi on January 28, 2014 as a part of the EROTICS India project.