I am an AWID participant, and it is my first time to attend the forum.
The focus of the Mobile Africa report this time is on the overall innovation ecosystem, which includes a range of stakeholders: industry, entrepreneurs, government, academia, civil society, donors and multilateral organisations. The report also addresses the crucial role of innovator networks and incubators.
Internet is a vast tool which marked this century because it revolutionized and continues to impact the economy, social development and intellectual habits of several companies worldwide including people. Its use varies according to the behaviour of communities and the basic education received.
The Internet can strengthen human rights through the enhancement of the realization of freedom of expression, allowing people to receive information and seek to impart it as required in article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
I wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.
How Africa tweets: visualised
Twitter is often thought of as a European and American phenomenon. But how does Africa use the social networking tool? Tweetminster and Portland have analysed more than 11.5m geo-located Tweets from the last three months of 2011.
Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the sex workers they represent, and in their own books.
The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no.
From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices.
As the day passed, I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a r