Sonia Randhawa

"Sonia Randhawa is a member of's pool of writer. She is a director of the Centre for Independent Journalism in Malaysia, a board member of feminist communications organisation ISIS-International Manila and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne."

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Challenges of communal copyright: Traditional and indigenous knowledge

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:20 | 10,842 views
Copyright and patents legislation has spread rapidly over the past century. This has a particular impact on indigenous women and the holders of traditional knowledge, as copyright ignores the possibility that knowledge can be held communally and has definitions of knowledge that exclude information held in a spiritual context. In this article, GenderIT writer Sonia Randhawa examines how women's...

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Algunas reflexiones sobre... Acceso al conocimiento y género

Posted Mon 13 Apr 2009 - 14:17 | 4,312 views

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Access to knowledge and gender

Posted Mon 13 Apr 2009 - 04:57 | 5,737 views
This edition of GenderIT looks at the question of access to knowledge focussing on Africa. Over the last century, copyright and patents legislation have penetrated into most countries, strengthened by international trade agreements, and often pressure from the United States. This has had the impact of both shrinking the amount of knowledge that is freely available, and of legislating what is and...