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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Miami Chirilele

Miami Chirilele is a final-year student studying for a bachelor’s degree in business studies and

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Connectivity hacking the pandemic, enabling digital inclusion and unlocking treasure in rural areas

Posted Sun 12 Dec 2021 - 16:08 | 531 views

Miami Chirilele writes about how Murambinda Works, a community network in North Buhera, Zimbabwe, has been able to connect 108,000 people, and is hacking the crisis bottom-up.

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Community networks as infrastructures of resistance: Re-centring the needs of women and communities in technology-making and connectivity

Posted Sat 11 Dec 2021 - 20:21 | 769 views

This article situates the role of community networks that strive to deliver on technology’s promise of greater gender equality, making the case for recentring the needs of women and communities in technology-making and connectivity, as infrastructures of resistance in times of crisis.

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Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann is a public engagement researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute (London, UK), where

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Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN)

Posted Sat 11 Dec 2021 - 18:13 | 667 views

Kira Allmann’s podcast will transport you to the rural north of the United Kingdom to invite you witness one of the Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) community network assembly meetings, where knowledge is shared, and empathy transpires.

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Ratna Appnender

Ratna Appnender is a lawyer based in Delhi.

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Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2021 - 16:36 | 1,014 views

In the second and last part of this in-depth article, the author unpacks the persistence of rape myths in judicial reasoning, even veiled under the promises of neutrality and accuracy of digital evidence.

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Ratna Appnender

Ratna Appnender is a lawyer based in Delhi.

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Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not?

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2021 - 20:28 | 1,109 views

This insightful piece highlights how digital evidence is overwhelming the legal and judicial imagination by looking specifically at cases of rape trials in India.

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mariana

Bilingual Spanish-English editor and content production coordinator for GenderIT.org.

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r/chickflixxx: feminist (de)construction of online porn

Posted Fri 6 Aug 2021 - 16:03 | 2,582 views

How does porn take shape based on the audience's perspective and the practice of sharing and commenting on available online content? This article, based on a digital ethnographic analysis of a Reddit community, explores what feminist porn means on the internet.

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Nayantara Ranganathan

Nayantara is a researcher and lawyer working on the politics and culture of technologies.

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#MeToo India: The limits of analysis

Posted Tue 6 Jul 2021 - 16:17 | 1,651 views

In this paper, researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.

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Gorata Chengeta

Gorata Chengeta is a researcher and writer from Botswana.

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Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa

Posted Wed 23 Jun 2021 - 20:58 | 3,096 views

This article explores the labour and determination that go into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generations to come.

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Saldroite

A Cairo-based writer, editor, researcher.

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Queer lust and internet orgasms

Posted Thu 10 Jun 2021 - 22:05 | 3,710 views

In this piece, the author investigates how they witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse on the internet.

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Garnett Achieng

Garnett is a Kenyan researcher fascinated by how culture plays out on the internet.

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Women are talking but Telegram is not listening

Posted Wed 21 Apr 2021 - 15:31 | 3,808 views

In this article, Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender based violence.