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

@ Mildred, Governor Sonko recently asked Nairobi Matatus to self Regulate,
months down the line, the results are there for all of us to see. In the
absence of a National Value Framework, which was a critical component of
Vision 2030 (Not Sure if the Secretariat still exists), its every man or
woman for himself.

Regards

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM, Mildred Achoch via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> I echo these two questions and add a third one: where does self-regulation
> fit in all this? For example via professional bodies of content creators.
>
> Regards,
> Mildred Achoch.
>
>
> On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, cmaundu— via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> 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?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 12:29 PM, carolyne mimano via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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