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22nd March 2022 | 343 views

Indonesia has celebrated gender diversity even before the country's independence. This is indicated by the existence of five genders in the Bugis (South Sulawesi) tradition, namely: Makunrai (female), Oroane (Male), Calabai (Male with women soul), Calalai (Female with man soul) and Bissu. During the Old Order in Indonesia, some of these groups were targeted, and in the contemporary, there are still remnants of how people are denied freedom of expression around sexuality, and face hate and repression.

In depth

Violence has a way of manifesting itself across different platforms – SMS, Zoom, Telegram, Facebook including the newly emerging platforms like Tik Tok and Clubhouse. The problem, therefore, lays not merely in the technology itself, but the underlying logic and profit model that propels the modus operandi of the...

 
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Serene Lim

Serene is an activist, a writer, and lawyer who tries to talk, write, live, work and love the...

Editorial

In times of crisis, community networks proved that an infrastructure is only as robust as the more caring of its communal nodes. We are glad to present the special edition: Infrastructures of resistance: Community networks hacking the global crisis. Read the editorial article, by Adriana Labardini.

 
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Adriana Labardini

Adriana Labardini Inzunza is an independent public interest lawyer specialized in ICT regulation...

Feminist talk

In Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil, a group of ecological, quilombola farmer women, in partnership with two feminist organisations: APC and Sempreviva Organização Feminista (SOF), managed to deploy and operate their Wi-Fi mesh network. Bruna Zanolli highlights the importance of building trust, empathy and feminist...

 
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Bruna Zanolli

Bruna Zanolli is an activist, community media consultant and self-taught technician in the areas...

Feminist talk

Marcela Guerra shakes us through her tarot card “The Tower”, raising awareness of the urgent need for a fresh start, for human-centred societies and infrastructures, or perish as Mother Nature agonises, and inequalities are exacerbated.

 
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Marcela Guerra

Marcela Guerra is a mother and craftswoman with a focus on technological appropriation and...

Feminist talk

Upasana Bhattacharjee further builds on this notion of community network not only as a local connectivity infrastructure serving the unserved people and rural areas left out by markets or states, but mainly as a social actor that builds knowledge, autonomy and agency at the local level, through a community-owned...

 
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Upasana Bhattacharjee

Upasana is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of cyberculture and...

In depth

Miami Chirilele writes about how Murambinda Works, a community network in North Buhera, Zimbabwe, has been able to connect 108,000 people, and is hacking the crisis bottom-up.

 
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Miami Chirilele

Miami Chirilele is a final-year student studying for a bachelor’s degree in business studies and...