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Bonface Witaba

Bonface Witaba is an ICANN Fellow, Writer, Trainer, Researcher, Consultant in Internet Governa

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Artificial intelligence for mental health

Posted Thu 2 May 2019 - 14:11 | 2,646views

This article explores mental health facilities in Kenya and if artificial intelligence can provide solutions for the dire need for infrastructure. Even if the use of artificial intelligence poses a solution to this, there are risks for data and privacy, algorithmic bias and large scale misdiagnosis. AI can only work when alongside human and humane treatment.

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Theorose Dzineku

Theorose is a Ghanaian journalist, Internet governance advocate, and an avid writer.

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Making our presence felt: women's involvement in online content creation in Ghana

Posted Thu 25 Apr 2019 - 13:23 | 709views

In this exploration of the questions of access and economy for women in Ghana, the author takes a closer look at the digital gender-gap. When women don't have equal access to the internet then what are the economic implications?

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Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Tiffany Kagure Mugo is the intoxicatingly scary gatekeeper of HOLAAfrica, a Pan African queer wom

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Turning from Tumblr: Where is sex positivity on the internet going?

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2019 - 09:45 | 3,745views

The Tumblr porn ban reveals how laws in one country against sex trafficking can be used to police content online, and especially has an impact on queer, trans and other sexuality related content. Here Tiffany Mugo talks about what that does to the discourse around sex positivity online.

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Doreen Raheena Sulleyman

Doreen Raheena Sulleyman is a freelance journalist who has an interest in women’s rights and inte

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Sexual Assault in Ghana: How technology can help build visibility

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 - 12:17 | 2,643views

In Ghana sexual assault is vastly under-reported and there is a huge barrier in the police procedures for reporting of crimes. In this article based on multiple interviews, the author explores what role technology can play in addressing this, and can public discourse and visibility around sexual assault lead to change?

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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No Photos Please: Dating & Hooking Up Via Grindr And Notions of Self-Worth

Posted Fri 18 Jan 2019 - 11:11 | 1,629views

The second in a series on queerness and privacy, this article explores the relevance of what is legally understood as privacy in the lives of queer people and communities living in the "global South". In this article, the contradictions between online dating for queer and gay people and the precarity of their daily lives is explored.

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Rohini Lakshane

Rohini Lakshané is a long-time Wikimedian with an abiding interest in issues of access to knowled

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Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender

Posted Thu 20 Dec 2018 - 09:50 | 1,962views

Do you want to organise an edit-a-thon around gender, women in STEM, movements and feminist histories of organising or anything else? Here are a list of (5 and more) things to watch out for - including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia. 

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Queerness and Privacy[1]: Baby I Love It When You Never Hold Back From Me

Posted Sat 15 Dec 2018 - 07:24 | 1,601views

What is the social and cultural understanding of privacy? In the wake of the judgments on decriminalising homosexuality and assuring people of their right to privacy, one writer ponders on the value of privacy in relation to the lived realities of queer and gay people.

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Samsam

Samsam aka Samita Chatterjee is a visual artist currently based out of New Delhi, India.

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TBTT Global Meet, Nepal: An illustrated journey with questionable accuracy/a love letter to the gathering

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 08:08 | 1,352views

An illustrated journal and love letter to the feminists, hackers, women, gender-diverse, astrology-believers, radical nay-sayers, hikers, sleepers, vegans, beef-eaters, and everyone else who gathered in Nepal for the Take back the Tech and Feminist Tech Exchange camps in August 2018.

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cynthia el khoury

cynthia is a holistic health promotor, a researcher, and a healing justice activist.

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healing shamelessly

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 07:56 | 1,273views

Beyond saying that we as activists and feminists need self-care, how do we reach this space within ourselves? Here is one person's journey.

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Nada

Nada worked for several years with various companies in the social media and content sharing in

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5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider

Posted Wed 21 Nov 2018 - 08:23 | 1,751views

What does content moderation on social media actually entail - how much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or about what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares 5 concise insights on how social media giants actually work.