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21st Century, Internet is a FRIEND

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Internet affects my life by means of aiding me in my daily tasks and it also helps me preserve mass bodies of knowledge and most of the times, it shares these stored knowledge. In a technologically gratifying era of the 21st century, Internet is something more than a bare necessity. It has spread their wings far and wide to make the world seem a smaller place.

Internet is very useful now these days because the educational sector, multi communication have recognized a sea change in its functions and procedures with the involvement of Internet. Students prefer to gather data about a particular subject by downloading stuffs from Internet, which is often written by scholars or researchers. Moreover, it can help me in my research, therefore it can make my daily tasks easy which were I can save time.

The Internet offers many things such as Online Shopping, Group Discussions, Information, Entertainment and many more.. The Internet can be considered as my best friend because it provides me Entertainment if I am lonely, it can provide me information when I lack some, it can serve as a telephone to call the grocery store if I am tardy. The Internet has many uses which I can rely on like Facebook, Twitter, and also Skype that I can use it for calling or joining a conference call to discuss things.

Also, without internet – I might not have known World Pulse neither communicate nor make friends a cross the globe to bring impact to our own selves. With accessing to the internet, I am able to advocate and volunteer for a few organizations to heal the lives of women, girls and poor people through my country. I can communicate to my Mentor and Midwife, my fellow correspondents and others through World Pulse, Facebook , Gmail and Skype. Especially, with internet – we can get education by Online Course so we can study even we are in our country and far miles a part.

In Cambodia, the internet is not so wide as its speed is not so fast for the normal connection such as mobile phone connection and Modem USB, thus it is good for me even it is so slow for calling or skyping because it gives me many benefits how to have multi-communication with people around the world. Also, I have bought a Modem USB once I got the fund supporting from World Pulse for securing the cost of internet during the training and it also helps me able in doing research with my work and study through the Modem USB connection. I am really grateful to World Pulse for supporting me for $300 for securing the cost of internet during the training. Anyways, it is still be big barrier for me to get education through the internet as I need the higher speed to complete what I want so every time I have conference calls or skyping to friends, I still need to go to the internet café where its speed is faster than the Modem USB device.

With the internet, I can blog my own writing – stories to the world through World Pulse and I know many friends from a round the world because of the internet. It is a very special tool to bring people look forward into their future. As technology improves, the internet revolution has a quicker and deeper impact on more and more lives.

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In a time when freedom of expression and equal access to knowledge and ideas has become synonymous with access to the Internet, World Pulse is asking women worldwide: What does "Universal Internet Access and Digital Freedom" mean to YOU? This month, we invite you to raise your voice by writing about the everyday obstacles you face and risks you take in accessing the Internet, or how you have used it to change lives and bring about positive change in your community. Click here to learn more about this campaign and how to participate.

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nilima's picture

Internet is a way to live

Internet is a way to live life these days. Nice write ups:)

Sarvina's picture

Thanks so much Nilima for

Thanks so much Nilima for your lovely comment! I hope you will share your experience about the internet too. I am looking to read your powerful letter.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Daniela I's picture

Thank you for sharing, Sarvina

It is wonderful to hear how access to the internet has helped you in such a broad way. And through your education and volunteer work, I am certain that you will help spread this benefit to women who need it! You are not alone in the problems of cost and speed of internet access--it is inspiring how hard the women of PulseWire work to be a part of this community. Your testimony will be shared with key policy-makers and International Human Rights bodies to help create global change.

Best wishes,
Daniela

Sarvina's picture

Inspiring comment!

Thanks so much for taking time to read my letter and writing me an inspiring comment! It means so much for me to be connected to the internet and found World Pulse. Of course I am not alone anymore after meeting many inspiring women on Pulsewire. I will spread the world how to empower and educate women and girls through my nation and also the world by internet.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

usha kc's picture

Dear Sarvina, so good and the

Dear Sarvina, so good and the reality!

Sarvina's picture

Dear Usha didi, Hope all is

Dear Usha didi,

Hope all is well with you. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I am waiting to read your personal testimony on obstacles faced and risks taken in accessing the internet too:)

Lots of Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

usha kc's picture

Sure I will post it soon. by

Sure I will post it soon.
by the way I am fine dear and hope same over there.

Sarvina's picture

Glad to hear that sister! I

Glad to hear that sister! I am waiting to read your inspiring article. Yeah I am fine too but just too busy this day, I have no time to log in, hope it will be better soon. Take care!

Lots of Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

meet new people and make friends... educate ourselves and develop a knowledge base screening through the immense information that we can access... Yes... an opportunity to develop skills to identify credible information...

Let us use internet in positive manner and be thankful that some of us are able to access better internet services.

Dear Sarvina, I hope the internet services improve in Cambodia in the near future...

All the best and I am so glad I met you, dear friend :-)

with love,
Amei

Sarvina's picture

yeh we use internet to

yeh we use internet to harness our daily lives. I hope so, I wish I could have the fast internet like the other modern countries.

Thanks so much Amei for your lovely comment! It means so much for me! I am waiting to read your persona testimony too:)

Lots of Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Hai sister?how are you? what u told about internet is very much true...........lovely write ups........internet is really best friend of every users..............

Sarvina's picture

Hi Shilpa, I am good. Hope

Hi Shilpa,

I am good. Hope all is well with you. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

Love,

Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Over the last month, you and other PulseWire members from around the world expressed your views on the importance of Internet access, and the barriers they face. The testimonies address real barriers—like cost—where paying fees at an Internet café can mean skipping a meal that day, or battling frequent power outages can make blogging one post, a multi-day task. Women have also shared security risks faced in connecting online—from the dangers of walking to and from Internet cafes to government censorship. Yet despite the challenges and risks women endure, what has emerged is that the benefits of Internet access outweigh these challenges, and connecting to the web has enabled friendships across oceans, access to fellowships and funding opportunities, and a venue for any woman—anywhere—to have a global voice.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, emphasized the vast benefits of Internet access in his report to the Human Right Council arguing that access is a universal human right, and urging governments around the world to pass laws protecting the freedom of internet access and information. "Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states," - Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur and author of the report.

This Action Blogging Campaign will not be the last of our efforts to advocate for universal access to the Internet. Here at World Pulse we hear your concerns and are committed to addressing them. As an online community of women leaders, we want to make sure that women’s voices and their specific concerns about this important issue are heard.

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