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

Posted Fri 25 Oct 2019 - 05:28 | 6,664 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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Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 - 06:05 | 4,107 views

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum just completed in July 2019 and it took place in Russia. There were very few sessions that dealt with either gender or human rights and none that addressed sexuality. At one session there were discussions on the ICT related-laws and particularly on the broad and unclear provisions that deal with online censorship.

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Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 08:04 | 3,250 views

The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade…

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Protecting Civil Rights Against Corporate Surveillance In South Korea

Posted Fri 5 May 2023 - 01:48 | 337 views

Google has been giving access to users' personal information to the US government under its PRISM program. Six activists in South Korea took the tech giant to court demanding they be given access to the information Google holds on them, and won.

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South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access

Posted Thu 29 Apr 2021 - 15:04 | 4,138 views

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

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Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 03:05 | 5,150 views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security…