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Divyansha Sehgal

Divyansha Sehgal is a technology researcher at The Centre for Internet and Society, India primari

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How Platform Design Shapes Working Conditions in India: A Case Study Of Urban Company

Posted Tue 15 Nov 2022 - 10:56 | 444views

Conversations about service delivery apps are usually centred around how customers experience these apps, but rarely do these discussions explore and examine the conditions service providers work in. The study by The Centre for Internet & Society analyses one platform, Urban Company, in India for its treatment of domestic workers who register on the app to provide services on the company's...

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Zoya Rehman

Zoya Rehman is a feminist researcher-writer and organiser based in Islamabad, Pakistan, with a ba

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[Part 2] A Commitment to Creativity: The Online Aesthetics of Feminist Labour

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 11:33 | 806views

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan, and provides the country's feminist movement and struggles a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

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Zoya Rehman

Zoya Rehman is a feminist researcher-writer and organiser based in Islamabad, Pakistan, with a ba

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[Part 1] A Commitment to Creativity: The Online Aesthetics of Feminist Labour

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2022 - 11:21 | 1,038views

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan, and provides the country's feminist movement and struggles a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

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Nyx

Nyx McLean is a caffeine-fueled transdisciplinary researcher who writes queerly about the interne

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[Opinion] Rich White Boys’ Takeover of Spaces of Organising: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Posted Thu 10 Nov 2022 - 11:26 | 952views

As rich white men like Elon Musk own and control online platforms, these spaces are becoming more and more unwelcoming for queer and marginalised people. As individuals who have made and found communities in these spaces, should we leave our place on platforms like Twitter? Dr. Nyx McLean discusses.

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Zoya Anwer

Zoya Anwer is a freelance multimedia journalist who has been reporting on gender and religious mi

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Navigating Identities: Experiencing Online Violence As A Shia Woman in Pakistan

Posted Sat 29 Oct 2022 - 17:35 | 698views

Shia Muslims are constantly at risk of being targeted with violence on and offline for their religious belief. And with online gender-based violence routinely a problem, when Shia women and queer folks go online, they find themselves at risk of being targeted with abuse from multiple fronts as their two identities combine.

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Bruna Zanolli

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

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Connecting reflections through a community network's experience in Brazil

Posted Thu 20 Oct 2022 - 09:47 | 960views

Community networks in quilombolas from Terra Seca/Ribeirão Grande in Brazil have been helping households to connect to the internet while serving individual needs of residents. In the backdrop of the FIRN research exploring the same, the authors discuss how these community-led networks connect communities with technology.

That feeling of being so close. Photo by Priyadarshini John
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Priyadarshini John

Priyadarshini John is a writer and visual artist. She is based in Bangalore.

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Sentient Bots and the Mystique of Personhood

Posted Wed 19 Oct 2022 - 11:44 | 718views

A Google engineer claimed that an AI bot has become sentient. Is that a possibility? Can a program designed and trained by a human develop the ability to feel human-like feelings? Priyadarshini John explores. 

Placard reads, "Abortion is Healthcare". Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash
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Jasmine George

Jasmine George is a sexual and reproductive health advocate, who works with Hidden Pockets Collec

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Lack Of A Data Protection Law Puts Indian Abortion Seekers At Risk

Posted Mon 10 Oct 2022 - 13:47 | 1,043views

India recently withdrew its data protection bill, putting the data of over a billion people at risk. The already vulnerable individuals became more susceptible to data misuse, especially those already under threat of being targeted for personal choices or identities. This article explores how lack of data protection puts abortion seekers at risk in a society that rejects abortions.

The illustration reads, "Zan, Zindagi, Azadi" that translates to "Woman, Life, Freedom".
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Hija Kamran is WRP and GenderIT Coordinator and Editor.

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Iranian Women’s Fight For Right To Life And Freedom Faces Surveillance, Internet Shutdowns, Violence And Murders

Posted Mon 3 Oct 2022 - 08:25 | 1,292views

In Iran, women are protesting to demand bodily autonomy and their right to live, in the wake of the state-backed murder of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by the morality police. The government is responding by killing more women, attacking protestors and censoring the internet to contain the information.

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Srinidhi Raghavan

Srinidhi Raghavan works at the intersections of women’s rights, technology, sexuality and disab

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Discussing Ethics of Care, Intersectionality and Power Dynamics in the Feminist Research Work

Posted Fri 30 Sep 2022 - 20:19 | 1,025views

When conducting feminist research, it is important to acknowledge various intersectionalities, as well as ethics of care, challenges and all the dynamic interconnections in the process. The FIRN partners explore these themes in their research through the years.