Feminist internet

GenderIT en español: A brand new portal catalyses women’s voices in political sphere
GenderIT en español: A brand new portal catalyses women’s voices in political sphere 19 April 2006 APC WNSP

Exactly one year after the successful introduction of GenderIT.org – the gender and information and communication technology (ICT) Policy Monitor in English – the APC WNSP now presents GenderIT en español, the Spanish counterpart of the monitor with original resources and coverage in Spanish, as well as in Portuguese.

Making dry policy alive with WITTy tools for activism
Making dry policy alive with WITTy tools for activism 06 April 2006 Erika Smith

"There is great potential for using free software in women’s organisations,” said an enthusiastic Lenka Simerska insisting that this potential “is driven by needs and growing interest in training and networking.” Simerska – one of three trainers in the Women’s Information Technology Transfer (WITT) team – commented at the end of a three-day ‘IT for women’ workshop taking place in Prague, Czech Republic on February 23 – 25 2006.

Making women's words matter
Making women's words matter 06 April 2006 APC

Women from the Center for New Words this weekend have said that’s what they are all about: finding new solutions for old problems, making women’s words matter, wedging open spaces for women’s voices to be heard. The CNW launched WAM!, Women, Action and Media three years ago as part of this effort. Audio streams of the WAM!2006 keynote speakers can soon be heard at the CNW sit...

Indigenous women succeed in shedding light on their situation through the use of new technologies
Indigenous women succeed in shedding light on their situation through the use of new technologies 05 April 2006 Dafne Sabanes Plou

Indigenous women want to be the protagonists of the ICT appropriation process that they are experiencing. They are looking for ways to participate in the decisions that affect them. The only not to be excluded and sidelined to the margins is to plunge head on into the debate. The debate was moderated by Nidia Bustillos from Bolivia, a member of APC’s Women’s Networking Support Programme in ...

enREDando.org.ar was awarded the Juana Manso Prize 2006
enREDando.org.ar was awarded the Juana Manso Prize 2006 03 April 2006 Nodo TAU

On Wednesday March 8, an awards ceremony took place at the Municipal Bank Auditorium in the city of Rosario, Argentina. The jury – made up of several different women from the university of Rosario, the municipality and the press – decided to present the Juana Manso award to www.enredando.org.ar in the digital journalism division. "This is such a great recognistion for our team of ci...

Two women lobby for communication rights
Two women lobby for communication rights 07 March 2006 APCNews

In the Latin American and Caribbean Region, women representing civil society organisations in the WSIS process have been lobbying heavily in favour of communication rights. A report (see Page 6) in PDF format on the contribution by Olinca Marino is the director of the Mexican LaNeta, an APC-affiliated internet service provider, and Valeria Betancourt of Ecuador.

What reality does media reflect?
What reality does media reflect? 03 March 2006 Dafne Sabanes Plou

Media should be the main source of information on what is really happening in the world. But, is it? If it neglects to make 52% of the population visible, what reality are we talking about? These and other questions were asked and addressed by hundred of activists that participated in the Global Media Monitoring. Having taken place the 16th of February of 2005, and every 5 years since 1995 unde...

Women behind the lens
Women behind the lens 22 February 2006 APCNews

Nine skilled information and communication technologies (ICT) trainers from five different women’s media organisations met in Mexico City in February of 2006. They came together to learn about a medium they never imagined they would one day have access to: video. The “Media Mujeres Mexico” project brought two trainers from Montreal to Mexico, equipped with a miniDV camera and a boom p...

Global media monitoring: Women in the news
Global media monitoring: Women in the news 20 February 2006 Dafne Sabanes Plou

Does it make sense to monitor information about women that is published or transmitted through by the media? Is the image that media construct of women important? In what way does it influence our social imaginary for women to almost always appear in the news as victims and rarely as experts on subjects of political, social and economic relevance? The WACC made the results of its media monitori...

A tale of two social forums
A tale of two social forums 03 February 2006 APC

Here is a good piece by Judy Rebick and Velcrow Ripper about the WSF. They say that “The inclusion of aboriginal people in this World Social Forum was a welcome change from the past. Another was the much greater participation of women in many of the panels. Women’s issues were also a major theme of the event.” Read the full article A tale of two social forums

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