Kenya IGF Online Discussions Day 1: Content Regulation on the Internet

@Cecilia I echo your questions. The issue of morality was introduced above as a reason why content regulation is important. I note that we have never quite agreed on the issue of morality on this list.

How do you then balance the freedom of opinion and expression with the need to control what people produce and consume?

Is there perhaps a test we can apply when determining whether content regulation is a desired approach?

> On 10 Jul 2018, at 12:49, cmaundu— via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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> Hello listers
>
> I have two questions
> 1. Where do you draw the line between content regulation and freedom of expression?
>
> 2. Where do you draw the line between content regulation and net neutrality?
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> On 10 Jul 2018, at 12:29 PM, carolyne mimano via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
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>> Thats where ISP’s are liable in my opinion and more community policing
>>
>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 12:27 pm Ronald Ojino via kictanet, <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>> Hi Kanini et al.
>> In my opinion,content regulation is healthy for any society. It aids in reducing moral decadence that could be brought about with the unregulated space. However, is content filtering sufficient in ensuring that only the correct content is viewed especially with freely availed WiFi at many locations even though parents try to utilize Parental Control Software at home, Imagine situations where some access pornography at places of worship!!
>> Is filtering access at public spaces also the way to go?
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:18 PM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>> We can also give examples of recent content regulation efforts by our government.
>>
>>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 12:16, Peter Wakaba via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Content regulation is the creation, setting and enforcement of parameters within which various stakeholders in the content ecosystem engage with this content. Content in this context is then simply information which is transmitted and stored and received through various platforms and infrastructure.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:09 AM, carolyne mimano via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>>> Hello listers,
>>>
>>> As we dive more into content regulation we should maybe also focus on:
>>>
>>> Why content is regulated?
>>> – Copyright reasons,obscene content, bullying and hate speech(causing harm to others) security, human dignity, privacy.
>>> -The different kinds of content-online content, traditional media etc
>>> For online content how different countries/governments are trying to regulate online content e.g self filtering, internet service providers or anyone that has access to blocking offensive material but fails to do so.
>>>
>>> Kind regards
>>> Carolyne
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 9:53 am cmaundu— via kictanet, <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
>>> Hello Listers,
>>>
>>> Content regulation, is basically content restrictions or monitoring as required by governments or regulatory bodies.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 9:26 AM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
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>>>> Hello Listers,
>>>>
>>>> I’ll start us off with the discussion on Content Regulation on the internet. I find it useful for us to first understand what content regulation means. To this end, I invite your contributions to the following questions–
>>>>
>>>> (a) What does ‘content regulation’ mean?
>>>>
>>>> (b) How is content regulation achieved?
>>>>
>>>> (c) What categories of content face the most regulation?
>>>>
>>>> Let’s go!
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