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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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 | 764 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 | 918 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 | 1,961 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 | 1,402 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 | 2,926 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 | 3,413 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 | 3,496 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.

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Ambika

Ambika is a researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society, India.

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How helpful are helpline numbers?

Posted Fri 26 Feb 2021 - 20:22 | 3,149 views

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helpline numbers and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But those women who cannot use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

This piece was written as a part of a CIS project.

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Rosamma Thomas

Rosamma Thomas is a freelance journalist based in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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Citizen data and freedom: the fears of people living with HIV in India

Posted Mon 2 Nov 2020 - 11:16 | 3,869 views

People living with HIV and AIDs in India face greater risk of exposure in relation to their private health information and data, especially as the government, hospitals, insurance companies etc. collect data. COVID-19 crisis also raises concerns whether big data is a tool of prevention and health care or at the service of government repression.

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Peter Bloom

Fundador y coordinador general de Rhizomatica, una organización dedicada a fortalecer la autonomí

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Machín 2 Machín (II): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks

Posted Mon 10 Aug 2020 - 22:33 | 4,568 views

In the second part of their article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom alert us to the dangers of a romanticization of technologies and develop a psychosocial and feminist approach as a tool to face the new wave of hyperconnectivity that is announced with 5G.