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Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many worlds in books and movies. She has written on law, cinema, internet, archives, sexuality, technology, feminism, family. Occasionally she makes media and curates exhibitions and festivals, especially the annual Bangalore Queer Film Festival. She is currently the global English language editor for 

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Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation

Posted Lun 23 Sep 2019 - 20:11 | 6,394 views

Censorship has been replaced online by a system of content moderation controlled by companies, and these rely on both automation as well as human moderators employed to sift through content. The choice is not between the alleged neutrality of the impersonal machine and the errors and finiteness of human moderation, as both work in tandem.

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Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Mié 28 Mar 2018 - 09:05 | 3,854 views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security...

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[SPECIAL EDITION] Expert on my own Experience: Conversations with Neo Musangi

Posted Mié 13 Sep 2017 - 10:47 | 6,890 views
Neo Musangi is a performing and visual artist, academic and researcher. They are non-binary (preferred pronouns: they and them). In this interview Neo talks about various things – sexuality and gender based groups, the women’s movement and feminism, the role of visual and performing art and their disgruntlement with academia, being non binary openly and publicly both online and offline.

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ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Posted Mié 7 Dic 2016 - 14:53 | 5,379 views
The GISWatch report 2016 looks at the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet in several countries, and from a multitude of systems of governance, whether that of socialism and the welfare state, or the semi-functional welfare schemes in parts of Asia and Africa (Uganda, Cambodia), and even the relatively privileged parts of the world, like Spain. Here is a synthesis...

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We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

Posted Jue 6 Oct 2016 - 18:02 | 37,061 views
In such massive gatherings often the plenary session rings a bit empty or hollow, like background noise to other more real conversations taking place. AWID was different in that its massive burst of energy and radical politics was most often from the plenary sessions. This article explores the sessions at AWID held by Dalit women, Romani women, Rojava/Kobane women, and others.

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Curfew on Solidarities: Interviews with Kashmiri activists on censorship and lockdown

Posted Vie 2 Sep 2016 - 14:55 | 8,527 views

Social media is both the space for building a new language to speak about Kashmir in terms of occupation, resistance, settler colonialism or separatist movements, and it also is a technology of control for the Indian government. Banning certain websites and people and blocking the internet for periods extending to weeks is seen as completely acceptable ways of dealing with the "Kashmir crisis...

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Not just a thematic area: Sexual rights, gender, health and rights of defenders at the United Nations HRC 2016

Posted Jue 28 Jul 2016 - 14:44 | 6,656 views
Pluses were the 32nd session of HRC acknowledging that women face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, online violence got a mention and so did indigenous women human rights defenders. Negatives were how far is all this from the realities of sexuality and gender based discrimination and violence.

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1 November: Privacy and Data Retention Related Concerns at IGF

Posted Jue 2 Nov 2006 - 12:17 | 6,446 views
Privacy and data retention are a concern not only for Europe and America, but also in Asia.