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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D.

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What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 14:18 | 1,030views

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

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Sneha Rajaram

Sneha Rajaram is a Bengaluru based writer.

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The story of protests in Bilal Bagh and how it is NOT shutdown by COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 13:51 | 1,602views

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now from the spread of COVID-19 and lockdowns.

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Ivonne Gonzalez

Ivonne González es abogada y wiki-artivista afrocubana.

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Blackening Wikipedia

Posted Wed 15 Apr 2020 - 21:10 | 1,629views

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.

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Shivani Lal

Shivani is a human rights enthusiast.

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How one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives?

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 22:03 | 958views

Shivani Lal shares her experience attending the Imagine a Feminist Internet workshop in Malaysia in November 2019. Shivani explores how one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives as a part of our very networked lives today.

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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D.

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Dare to Imagine

Posted Fri 13 Mar 2020 - 08:59 | 1,084views

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously getting overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasising, and enjoying your daydreams?

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Lillian Achom

Lillian Achom believes that an ICT-empowered society is an opportunity for employment, wealth cre

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"We would like to know how to use that ... smartphone"

Posted Mon 9 Mar 2020 - 11:53 | 1,233views

Access to the internet and ICTs can often be about creating and finding surprising opportunities and uses. If women are familiar with smartphones and able to use them, then this is one way of ensuring that the next generation of girls are also able to access and adopt technology.

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Fabiola Ingabire

Donna Fabiola Ingabire graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, with a double major in Pu

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Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us

Posted Thu 19 Dec 2019 - 14:52 | 2,474views

The first "Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa" convening, held in Johannesburg in October and brought together feminists from 18 African countries. This post gathers some of their shared ideas and conversations.

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Petula

Professor Petula, Sik Ying Ho is at the forefront of gender and sexuality qualitative research an

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Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement

Posted Tue 19 Nov 2019 - 16:19 | 9,969views

What can feminists expect from the revolution of our times? In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTQI+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.

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Ruhiya Seward

Ruhiya Seward works as a Senior Program Officer for International Development Research Centre. As

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Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research

Posted Tue 19 Nov 2019 - 06:36 | 3,823views

The internet has not fulfilled many of the optimistic expectations of the role it would play in democracy and development, and has, in fact, become a ground for denial of rights and voice of marginalised groups and people. But the making of a feminist internet presents the possibility of giving shape to an internet that is built on diversity and recognition of rights, especially those of women...

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Débora Prado

Débora Prado is a feminist, activist, journalist and researcher from Brazil.

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Community networks and feminist infrastructure: reclaiming local knowledge and technologies beyond connectivity solutions

Posted Mon 4 Nov 2019 - 14:10 | 3,089views

What is feminist infrastructure? Our lives are determined now by technology and especially data and surveillance. How can we undermine the existing technological hegemony and rebuild infrastructures that accommodate different realities and needs through community networks?