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

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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