Why do the Feminist Principles of the Internet matter?

Indonesia

I was shocked and terrified when I received the above comment in reply to my Facebook status. And it didn’t stop there. The person also sent me a private message on Facebook threatening to rape me. No, this was not a random person I befriended on Facebook.

Press - what people say about APC-201409-19812

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September 2014
United States
Jack Linshi
TIME
http://time.com/3387979/twitter-youtube-facebook-user-abuse/

Report Gives Facebook, Twitter, YouTube an ‘F’ in Handling Harassment

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come under fire for not taking online violence against women seriously according to a new report.

The Association for Progressive Communications’ Women’s Rights Program mapped each social media platform’s policy

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come under fire for not taking online violence against women seriously according to a new report.

Press - what people say about APC-201409-19811

Date: 
September 2014
United States
Caitlin Dewey
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/09/16/new-report-slams-twitter-facebook-and-youtube-for-secrecy-around-harassment-of-women-online/

New report slams Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for secrecy around harassment of women online

Major American tech companies regularly publish “transparency” statistics on things such as how many items they take down for copyright violations and how often the government requests user data.

But according to a scathin

Major American tech companies regularly publish “transparency” statistics on things such as how many items they take down for copyright violations and how often the government requests user data.

A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014 (FF for APCNews)

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action. Research developed by the APC Women’s Rights Programme on internet intermediaries mapped the corporate policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to analyse each platform’s mechanism for identifying, reporting and rectifying incidents of harassment or VAW. These findings stress that while approaches to VAW differ between intermediaries, there are a number of overarching themes and trends.

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A+ for profits, F for women's rights: Take Back the Tech! campaign invites users to rate Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

11 September 2014
PERGAMINO 11 September 2014 () -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action.

We need transparency and safety online. That’s why we are targeting the big three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Thoughts on the 9th Internet Governance Forum

India

The 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held from September 2–5 this year in Istanbul, Turkey.

9th Internet Governance Forum: Gender and sexuality online

India

There were several sessions and side meetings at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Feminist Principles of the Internet

By APC (September 2014, APC )

Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 feminist principles of the internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as influences our policy-making discussions when it comes to internet governance.

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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.

APC launches "Feminist Principles of the Internet" at 2014 Internet Governance Forum

3 September 2014
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On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

The document, which invites feedback and comments from different stakeholders, comprises 15 principles that assert feminist views on positions related to internet and communication rights.

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