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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 | 1,620views

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. 

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Mary Rose Ofianga

Rose is a Digital Literacy Champion and Internet Governance Advocate.

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More To Do: Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 13:27 | 1,239views

This article maps the legal mechanisms to deal with online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence in the Philippines. While a number of laws have evolved to deal with forms of online abuse and violence, such as cyberbullying of students, there are still gaps in relation to what women are facing online. 

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Feminism 101 by Sister Anita [Comic]

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 11:24 | 3,364views

In a three-part comic series, Sister Anita schools a man about the basics of feminism!

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Melt down of protections for data and privacy in Tanzania for LGBTQIA and others

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 - 16:32 | 1,115views

The clampdown on gays and non-heteronormative people in Tanzania has been in the news and while it seems like it is the agenda of certain groups and people in the government, it is essential to examine what are the privacy, data and censorship implications of targeting LGBTQIA+ people 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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Online Abuse: A Monster that Silences and Curtails Women's Rights Online

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 - 10:06 | 18,828views

Online abuse and harassment prevents women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.

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Theorose Dzineku

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

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What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online

Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 - 15:53 | 1,068views

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Shaping the internet we want: Gender perspectives on FIFAfrica 2018

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2018 - 12:21 | 786views

The annual Forum on Internet Freedom, Africa brings together people from across the African continent to to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent. But what about gender perspectives? 

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Eloisa Diez

Eloisa Diez nació en Buenos Aires, Argentina y desde hace 12 años vive en México.

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Make your own hero [VIDEO]

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2018 - 17:55 | 1,118views

At the camp of Take back the tech! campaigners a group of intrepid people came together to create a fantastical super person - a non binary character who is a feminist and has powers to analyse, slay and decrypt the digital world.

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Sharanya

Sharanya identifies as a feminist writer, researcher and activist.

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The Politics of Self Care and Feminism

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 12:41 | 3,192views

What is self-care in a time of hyper-connected people and devices and of image-saturated capitalism and what does it mean to speak about self-care in relation to feminist politics and the women's movement. Sharanya examines the politics of self-care arising from many discussions with activists, writers and campaigners.

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Bonface Witaba

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

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Social Media: The New Frontier for ICT – facilitated Violence against Women

Posted Thu 18 Oct 2018 - 11:50 | 14,049views

Non consensual circulation or sharing of intimate intimages or non consensual pornography is becoming increasingly prevalent. Here Bonface Witaba shares few studies on this viral social phenomenon, what steps have been taken and are likely to be taken in the context of Kenya, on a global scale and by social media companies to address the problem.