Nous vivons une époque en accélération, sous l'emprise du déploiement impressionnant des technologies de communication et d'information (TIC) dont les répercussions s'étendent aux sphères sociales, économiques, politiques et culturelles. Partout dans le monde, l'inégalité d'accès ainsi que le faible taux de participation et de contrôle des TIC par les femmes sont flagrants.
I am proud to announce my latest article Feminist Media Coverage of the Social Forums that got published in the Gender and Development magazine vol.15, No.3, November 2007 by Oxfam GB. To access the full text of the publication, please visit Feminist media coverage of the Social Forum. Visit the Gender & Development Magazine to find more and interesting articles related to women and media.
After almost a year of submitting the first draft, my MA thesis is available in a PDF format (sorry, in French only). It will soon be also available as a book format -- if you want a copy, send me your address, and I will mail it to you.
Feel free to download, read, comment -- and please, if you use parts in your own works, quote it properly. To do so, I have left the original table of contents with the right page numbers. The attached PDF has 12 pages more, normally the Introduction should be page 1. If you are not sure, write to me and I will confirm.
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While I was preparing my presentation "Critique féministe de la production des technologies de l'information et de la communication" for the 80'th congress of ACFAS (held this year in Montreal), I was called by the Devoir journalist Hélène Roulot-Ganzmann who considered that the topic was particularly interesting, and wanted to know more.
Why are women minority in the ICT/IT field? Why is the gap widening instead of reducing? Where are women in the I(C)T sector? We discussed in detail all these questions. The journalist, rarely informed before calling, was well aware of most of my work, and also of the technical definitions. I was afraid the article will be over the top, too difficult to explain the basics in such a short time. But I was gladly surprised for the result.