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Does your mother know? The online lives of young women in Mumbai
Does your mother know? The online lives of young women in Mumbai 29 April 2010 Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Ganesh

“And I can chat with you baby / Flirt a little, maybe / But does your mother know that you’re out ?” Twenty-something middle-class women in Mumbai, the city with the highest internet use in India, talk about how they explore their sexuality online, how they present themselves however they want and how they deal with risky situations. Photo: “Jef Harris”:http://www.flickr.com/people/jefharris/

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Lebanese Internet?
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Lebanese Internet? 29 April 2010 Nadine Moawad

“The gay rights movement in Lebanon would not be anywhere near where it is today if it weren’t for the internet”. In the midst of strongly censored neighbours, Lebanon enjoys online freedom that is hampered only by very slow and very expensive internet connections – but is that freedom there to stay? In a country where homosexuality is punishable by upto two years in prison, Nadine Moawad assesses the role of the internet in the rise of sexual rights activism in Lebanon and asks if Le...

Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet
Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet 28 April 2010 APC

Put sex and new technology together and you’ll always get waves. Victorian societies were scandalised by the arrival of the telephone because women –who were chaperoned at all times– could potentially talk with suitors in private. Over the last decade, the internet has been censored and content regulated for a multitude of reasons and the principal reason cited by governments across all g...

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