Reports

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Access is denied: a report on the status of the internet in Iran

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,885 views
The report published by an Iran CSOs Training and Research Center discusses the advent and development of the internet in Iran, censorship and its methods, weblogs and their role in the civil society. As documented by the study, the content filtering basically blocs all content concerning women.

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WSIS Tunis Book Launch: Visions in Process II

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,189 views
This publication brings together assessments by women from around the world who have been involved in various civil society constituencies created during the WSIS process. The authors have been engaged in initiatives promoting public awareness and activities in fields such as human rights, women’s rights, and various development initiatives concerning media and ICTs. Among others the publication...

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Gender advocacy at the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,991 views
Marianne Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Theory<br /><br />at the University for Humanistics presents this report based on an initial study of gender advocacy at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The research findings and ensuing discussion focus on how gender/gender equality and women/women's rights are being rendered at the...

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Interconnection costs

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,670 views
This paper produced by South African Mike Jensen covers increasing North-South inequities (“paying both ways”) and proposed strategies for minimising the disparities in interconnection rates, accelerating the restructuring of the communications sector, supporting the establishment of national and international internet exchange points, and building local demand for national and international...

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Rocket science or social science? Involving women in the creation of computing

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,015 views
With the rapid development of new kinds of networks – both the Internet itself and the new groupings enabled by the Internet, the Oxford Internet Institute identified a need to address the impact of these trends on women in the computing professions. The document presents results of one-day forum which brought senior women in the computing industry and those whose role is to research gender and...

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WSIS: Articulating Information at the Summit

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,541 views
The brief explores a number of moments of articulation and contradiction within the WSIS process, including gender imbalance, the politics of the inside and the outside, the space between rhetoric and action, and the lack of media coverage of a media-focussed event.

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The World Summit in Reflection

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,230 views
The space offers a platform for substantive reflection and debate on the WSIS process, outcomes, and purposes.

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Gender Issues at the World Summit on the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,925 views
The paper describes and assess the efforts to secure inclusion of gender issues at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva.

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Media and Gender Monitor

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,116 views
Media and Gender Monitor is a bi-annual publication from the WACC Women's Programme addressing a wide range of gender and communication issues.

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The consequences of the sex industry in the European Union (draft report)

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,758 views
This European Parliament draft report to the vast expansion of the sex industry world wide; it highlights the sex industry's use of all types of information communication systems and emphasises link between the sex industry pornography and trafficking in women, prostitution and other violations women's human rights. The report calls for specific measures, such adoption of national...