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The internet is a space for dissent and democracy but there is no doubt that it has also given space and amplified religion-based hate speech against communities and people. In this editorial Dhyta explores what is hate and what is hate speech, the failure and profit for the state and technology corporations to not address hate speech or to hold anybody accountable, and finally what are the ways that people and communities themselves are doing about the hate speech and trauma they face, often on a daily basis. 

Podcasts and Videos

Living under constant fear of being targeted with religious hate and hate speech is a shared experience of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community. In this podcast, journalist and researcher Sara Pathirana talks to Sheikh Arkam Nooramith – a Sri Lankan Islamic scholar, and Ms. Hafsah Muheed – an experienced professional working on...

 
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Sara Pathirana

Sara has been engaged in the media sector for over ten years. She first stepped foot into the...

Feminist talk

Gender-based violence is prevalent in Philippines, and it is targeted towards young girls, women and LGBTQI+ communities not just in public spaces by state leaders and known individuals, but also in more private online settings. Impunity in many cases have only enabled perpetrators to continue the violence. This set of...

 
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The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is a non-government organization based in the...

Feminist talk

Despite a boom in dating apps geared towards Muslim community, expectations of “morality” from Muslim women makes dating, and particularly online dating, a daunting experience. This comic strip explores how women are blamed for the intimate partner violence while they also face a barrage of abuse, and adds a layer of...

 
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Efi Sri Handayani

Efi Sri Handayani is young women activist based on Jakarta. She is part of PurpleCode Collective...

Feminist talk

Indonesia has celebrated gender diversity even before the country's independence. This is indicated by the existence of five genders in the Bugis (South Sulawesi) tradition, namely: Makunrai (female), Oroane (Male), Calabai (Male with women soul), Calalai (Female with man soul) and Bissu. During the Old Order in...

 
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Raiz Rizqy

Raiz Rizqy, National Coordinator of Transmen Indonesia (TI). He loves riding, playing and taking...

In depth

Violence has a way of manifesting itself across different platforms – SMS, Zoom, Telegram, Facebook including the newly emerging platforms like Tik Tok and Clubhouse. The problem, therefore, lays not merely in the technology itself, but the underlying logic and profit model that propels the modus operandi of the...

 
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Serene Lim

Serene is an activist, a writer, and lawyer who tries to talk, write, live, work and love the...

Editorial

In times of crisis, community networks proved that an infrastructure is only as robust as the more caring of its communal nodes. We are glad to present the special edition: Infrastructures of resistance: Community networks hacking the global crisis. Read the editorial article, by Adriana Labardini.

 
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Adriana Labardini

Adriana Labardini Inzunza is an independent public interest lawyer specialized in ICT regulation...