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yes internet has become an important part of my daily life.Either to update de knowledge or to make connection with long distance friends Internet is helping me as important part of life.When i was far away from my home for my study internet was the only cheap way that i could easily talk with my family and friends. Now i am back to my country for my vacation but i didnt know internet can irritate me this much.

First of all for the middle class family its expensive to afford. Even we can afford the connection is out of reach and can even creates misunderstanding. Yes i want to share one incident :once i was arguing while chating with my best friend who lives abroad, suddenly the connection went. My friends thought i was so angry so i disconect and rush to my home from the internet cafe.My friend even tried to call in my mobile which said the mobile you are trying is not avialble now.That is also the problem of connection. My friend thought that i was really angry and dont want to talk with him.
Next morning he mange to reach in my moblie and when we talked we realize how the net connection can create misunderstand in friendship.

Where does the problem begins. Is that because the telecome distribute excessive line that they can affort? What is the solution . Why i need to clearify regarding the net connectivity for the sake of my friendship??

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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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AyeshaM's picture

Welcome!

Warm greetings of peace!

Thank you for sharing your story! When I lived abroad in Pakistan, I experienced similar issues with internet connectivity being slow, expensive, and erratic. I had to let my friends abroad know how hard it was to connect so they knew what had happened if I got disconnected during chat. Also, I tried to find friends with high-speed internet access so I could send e-mails quickly and more efficiently :) I hope things work out for you soon!

I also wanted to welcome you to PulseWire. You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I encourage you to participate in the My Story Writing Opportunity for a chance to win $100 and be published in World Pulse Magazine. Learn more here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

In friendship,
Ayesha

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nilima's picture

hi Rojina

A BIG WELCOME to pulse wire my friend. This is the online community where you will be introduced to many members who are the community leaders working for the better world for women. You can learn about how to get started- http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide.

As Ayesha has already told, I too truly encourage you to participate in the My Story Writing Opportunity for a chance to win $100 and be published in World Pulse Magazine. Learn more here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory

I look forward to read your story!

Rojina awale's picture

thank you

Dear Ayesha and Nilima,
Thank U both for the encouragement. I am very introvert person so i am always afraid to share about myself.This is my beginning and i hope i will write further.

With love
Rojina awale
Patan, Nepal

rojina awale

Over the last month, PulseWire members from around the world expressed their 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.

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