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Lets go beyond ticking boxes: gender and sexuality in internet policy

Posted Thu 27 Jun 2019 - 15:09 | 5,185 views

Between the crisis brought about by the anti-gender backlash, the strength of new voices speaking about intersectionality and gender expression from the LGBTI communities in different parts of the world - NOW marks a moment when we should look at what should be our priorities and concerns in relation to internet and technology.

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How Tiktok is a platform for performance and play for women in Sri Lanka

Posted Fri 10 May 2019 - 12:47 | 9,800 views

Tiktok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to a myriad form of creative and playful expressions. This article explores the videos from Ceylon in relation to heteronormativity, gender, and how the boundaries between the personal and public are blurred.

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Feminist talk

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

Posted Tue 12 Mar 2019 - 09:45 | 9,448 views

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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Publication

Offline and Out of Pocket: The Impact of the Social Media Tax in Uganda on Access, Usage, Income and Productivity

Posted Wed 13 Feb 2019 - 10:58 | 6,286 views
What is the impact of the social media tax in Uganda on the lives of ordinary people - including their productivity and income, access and usage of social media and the internet. Through interviews and discussions, the report explores how people are affected by the tax on the use of platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter.
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5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider

Posted Wed 21 Nov 2018 - 08:23 | 4,155 views

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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Queer on the Internet: The Politics of Visibility

Posted Thu 27 May 2021 - 21:00 | 1,616 views

In this article, three queer-identifying internet users from Pakistan, talk about queer (in)visibility and the precarity of private online spaces for expression.

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Publication

The Signs in Ourselves: Exploring Queer Muslim Courage

Posted Mon 15 Feb 2021 - 14:05 | 1,615 views
The Signs in Ourselves is an illustrated publication that documents in depth lived experiences of 12 queer Muslims from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, while also sharing snapshots of experiences from queer Muslims across the world.
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Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 3,867 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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My Little Corner of The Internet: The Role of Finstas in The Lives of Queer, Black Africans

Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 11:56 | 3,468 views

The internet is made up of many kinds of spaces knitted together - from the public to somewhat private to the many grey zones in between. Here is how queer black people find public corners for celebrating and self-care through Finstas.

We can be heroes: Towards public and legal recognition of online gender-based violence

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 18:18 | 6,075 views

Online violence, bullying, harassment, theft of identity, non-consensual circulation of intimate images - are now being recognised as offences in most countries, and acknowledged in public discourse as misogyny and attempts to silence women and gender-diverse people from participation in public life and denying them their rights to free expression and association, especially online. This...