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Artemis Akbary

Artemis is an LGBT rights activist, radio presenter, and producer at Radio Ranginkaman. They are also the founder and director of Afghan LGBT Organization (ALO).

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Afghan Queer Community’s Access to The Internet Is A Double Edged Sword Under Taliban Rule

Posted Mon 12 Dec 2022 - 07:26 | 914 views

As the Taliban government took over Afghanistan in 2021, the already limited space for women and LGBTQI+ folks started to shrink even more. The effects were visible not only in public offline spaces, but very clearly on the internet as well, as members of the Taliban surveilled on people through their social media activities, and subjected them to physical violence. Artemis Akbary speaks to...