Indepth

Indepth features analytical articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics relevant to gender, technology and ICT policy. This is the place for articles that provide an informed, well-reasoned feminist perspective, with a strong focus on the global South.

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Maimuna Jeng

Maimuna Jeng is a final year Political Science student at the University of The Gambia, blogger,

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Making a Feminist Internet: Access and inclusion in feminist movements

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 21:16 | 3,007 views

It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.

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Wairimu

Wairimũ Mũrĩithi is a feminist reader, writer, editor and curator of cool things.

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Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 2,327 views

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by feminist poet and academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Wairimũ Mũrĩithi looks at the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi's release, and reflects on the interconnected struggles that Nyanzi represents.

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Gorata Chengeta

Gorata Chengeta is a researcher and writer from Botswana.

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Dealing with ruptures: How we can build stronger feminist movements in Africa

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 2,344 views

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.

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Francis Monyango

Francis Monyango is a researcher on technology law and policy based in Nairobi.

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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online

Posted Thu 9 Jan 2020 - 16:56 | 4,636 views

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

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Ani Hao

Ani Phoebe Hao is a feminist writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

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Internet Freedom is Not Enough - Cyberfeminists Are Fighting For a New Reality

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 5,722 views

Today, feminist activists are claiming that digital rights are human rights, too. This article talks about how cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South.

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Soo Ryon Yoon

Soo Ryon Yoon’s research interests can be located at the intersection of contemporary performance

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Mapping the Stage Differently: Theatre #MeToo Movement and Internet Culture in South Korea

Posted Fri 25 Oct 2019 - 11:28 | 3,243 views

Not enough has been said about how the #metoo movement played out in contexts far from where it was triggered and especially in countries in Asia and Africa. In this article we see the unravelling of hierarchical and sexualised relations in theatre in South Korea, and how fragile assemblages of rebellion were formed online and on-ground.

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Sarbani Banerjee Belur

Sarbani Banerjee Belur represents Gram Marg rural broadband initiative located in the Department

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New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 19:43 | 3,187 views

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use the internet. In this article we explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

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Kira Allmann

Dr Kira Allmann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio

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Privileging the social over the technical in community networks: Interview with Sol Luca De Tena

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 18:08 | 3,481 views

Zenzeleni, which means ‘do it yourself’ in isiXhosa, has become exemplary of the unique challenges and remarkable successes of a community network in the global south. In this interview, Sol Luca de Tena discusses how the cooperative business model for Zenzeleni has evolved to center community needs and priorities.

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Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub is a writer, editor and researcher currently living in Switzerland.

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Community networks for raising awareness of women's rights: Interview with Chako Armant

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 17:33 | 2,184 views

In this interview with Chako Armant who researches and works on a community network on the island of Idjwi in DRC, she talks about running a community network while there is ongoing uncertainty and conflict, and how they are addressing norms around gender and technology.

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namita

Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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

Posted Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 21:11 | 3,867 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.