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APCNews 145 – New research on sexuality & internet – 11/07/11

APCNews 145 – New research on sexuality & internet – 11/07/11

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APCNews – July 11 2011 – Year XI Issue 145
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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EroTICs raises fascinating questions about sex and the internet, say experts

OTTAWA (GJ for GenderIT.org) – APC’s two-year research into sexuality and the internet reveals that contrary to popular opinion sexuality online is about much more than porn. As the EroTICs research (http://www.apc.org/fr/node/7949/) is about to publish its complete findings next month, experts Clarissa Smith, Katharine Sarikakis and Pramada Menon critique.
http://www.genderit.org/articles/erotics-raises-fascinating-new-questions

Sexual minorities marginalised in internet policy debates in Brazil

ROSARIO – (FF for GenderIT.org) The EroTICs research (http://www.apc.org/fr/node/7949/) team in Brazil studied the complex relationship between sexual minorities and internet policy. Their findings show that these groups were routinely ignored in debates surrounding internet regulation.
http://www.genderit.org/articles/erotics-brazil-complex-universe-sexuali...

Sex rights activists organise in secret on the net

UGANDA – (Esther Nasikye for GenderIT.org) For years sexual rights activists in repressive societies have been using the internet as a means to communicate, organise and express their sexuality without fear of persecution. Thanks to EroTICs (http://www.apc.org/fr/node/7949/), this vibrant ecosystem of human connections is being studied for the first time.
www.genderit.org/articles/india-and-south-africa-hidden-story-sex-internet

Sexuality online in Lebanon and USA: Censorship is not the answer

PHILIPPINES – (Mavic Cabrera-Balleza for GenderIT.org) Controlling — or filtering — what people can and can’t see online related to sex however well intentioned can have a profoundly negative impact. Censorship affects not only sexual expression but blocks access to sexual education and important movement-building tools for LGBTI activists.
www.genderit.org/articles/lebanon-and-usa-where-line-sex-internet

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