Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme is a global network of women from more than 35 countries, and promotes gender equality in the design, development, implementation, access to and use of ICTs and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them. This project is conducted in collaboration with Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia.
Gender Research Framework: Internet Censorship and Surveillance
Internet censorship and surveillance constitute new forms of gaining and exercising political, economic and social power. Exploring its gendered dimensions can reveal new knowledge that takes into account differential power relations, realities and impacts.
- What are the basic gender indicators of the country?
- What is the gender and social groupings of decision-makers and discussion leaders?
- What gendered biases and assumptions underpin discussions and decisions?
- Are there specifically female or male forms of Internet-use targeted?
- What is the gender and social groupings of those:
- who are censored or surveilled?
- who execute and implement decisions and measures?
- who gain income, prestige and valued expertise in this area?
- How are women and men impacted differently, directly or indirectly?