APCNews 147 – New research on sex & internet, IGF 2011 – 22/08/11

APCNews 147 – New research on sex & internet, IGF 2011 – 22/08/11

APCNews – August 22 2011 – Year XI Issue 147
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

APC publishes breakthrough exploratory research study on sex, rights and the internet

MONTEVIDEO (APC) – Over the past three years APC carried out exploratory research in five countries from different continents on the internet’s role in accessing information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and defining one’s own sexuality. The new report debunks the commonly-held view that sexuality online is just about pornography.
Download the report in pdf: http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/EROTICS.pdf

EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary)

KUALA LUMPUR (Jac sm Kee for APC) – By limiting access to internet, claiming to avoid obscenity and preserve gender and sexual norms, governments are actually preventing communities from exercising their rights and freedoms. The growing practice of regulation may have an impact in how people learn about sexuality and express it – especially the most affected by regulation, women and people of diverse sexualities. APC’s EroTICs research was carried out in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa and the USA. The EroTICs issue paper contains executive summaries of each country’s findings as well as an incisive introduction.
Download the report in pdf: http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/Erotics_Exec_Summary.pdf

APC at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum

MONTEVIDEO (APC for APCNews) – APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya (http://igf.or.ke) from 27-30 September 2011. The theme is ‘internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation’ and APC will be hosting a number of workshops as well as a pre-event based on the themes of access, human rights, and development.

Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right

OTTAWA (APC for APCNews) — APC and partners invite you to a pre-event on access to the internet from a human rights perspective on Monday September 26 at the sixth Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

APC member wins $1 million award for work in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

SEATTLE (Gates Foundation) — APC member in Kenya, the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which provides knowledge and information through a variety of innovative channels in remote communities throughout Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania has received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2011 Access to Learning Award. The communities use ALIN’s knowledge centres to gain information to improve their health, increase their incomes and better their lives.



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