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New Communication Technologies: Women's Rights Violations, Limits on Freedom of Expression, and Alternative ways to Promote Human Rights

New Communication Technologies: Women's Rights Violations, Limits on Freedom of Expression, and Alternative ways to Promote Human Rights
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Author(s): Tamara Amoroso Gonçalves (Concordia University, Canada) and Daniela Rosendo (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Overcoming Gender Inequalities through Technology Integration
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Joseph Wilson (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria) and Nuhu Diraso Gapsiso (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9773-7.ch007

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Abstract

New technologies are changing the way men and women live their lives. As a new communication technology, the Internet can be used to both harm and promote human rights. When it comes to gender relationships, social inequalities might be reflected online, regarding access and the ways technologies are used. Hate speech, porn revenge and other ways to offend women's rights online are discussed, leading to questions related to possible limitations on freedom of expression. This chapter examines legal solutions that have been proposed in Brazil regarding electronic devices and Internet regulation and considers how restrictions on freedom of expression can be addressed in a human rights perspective.

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