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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BiancaBaldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human

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Visibility and secrecy: Data protection, privacy and gender in Pakistan

Posted Thu 11 Jul 2019 - 12:47 | 945 views

Privacy rights are becoming increasingly important and especially in the context of increasing datafication. Shmyla Khan of Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan talks about the ways in which privacy rights are relevant, used and abused in the lives of women and gender diverse people.

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“Our Constitution is Strong”: Straight Digital Discourse and Disremembered Queer Accounts

Posted Thu 20 Jun 2019 - 09:46 | 677 views

What does it mean to rise to the surface of people's attention briefly because of violence done to your body, harassment, dispossession and precarity, only to be replaced the next day by the next trending hashtag? This article explores the limits of straight discourse online and the convenient elision of queer accounts and issues.

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Shreya Ila Anasuya

Shreya Ila Anasuya is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, an independent journalist, and the m

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“It made me despise the world of technology”: Interview with Iranian queer feminist Shadi Amin

Posted Wed 19 Jun 2019 - 09:06 | 898 views

Shadi Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse. The allegations of rape, abuse, bullying and money laundering wrecked Amin's life and in this interview with Shreya Ila Anasuya, Amin describes the ways in which the attack took place and what happened after.

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Sachini

Sachini is a Sri Lankan queer feminist activist with a background in law, journalism and internat

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How Tiktok is a platform for performance and play for women in Sri Lanka

Posted Fri 10 May 2019 - 13:47 | 2,416 views

Tiktok is a wildly popular short video platform and has led to a myriad form of creative and playful expressions. This article explores the videos from Ceylon in relation to heteronormativity, gender, and how the boundaries between the personal and public are blurred.

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BiancaBaldo

Bianca Baldo has over eight years of coordination experience in women human rights and anti human

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Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International

Posted Tue 9 Apr 2019 - 11:47 | 1,489 views

Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control. Bianca Baldo interviews Eva Blum-Dumontet, one of the authors of the recent report from Privacy International on gender and privacy.

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Upasana Bhattacharjee

Upasana Bhattacharjee is a student of Development Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology,

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Privacy, Personhood and Identity in Surveillance Societies

Posted Wed 6 Mar 2019 - 07:14 | 4,158 views

Privacy was initially understood simply as the right to be left alone. The increasing use of internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has however shifted the meanings of privacy, and here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.

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Ninglun Hanghal

Ninglun Hanghal is a freelance journalist.  She writes on women and development of/in northeast r

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Use of social media in Manipur – Women lag behind in technological advancement

Posted Thu 21 Feb 2019 - 10:52 | 1,545 views

Access to the internet is finally a priority for companies and acknowledged as human right by governments. However the gender digital divide persists, and in this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur. Is this use limited to social media, what about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

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Sophie Maddocks

Sophie Maddocks is a teacher and researcher whose interests span digital media activism, online g

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"Revenge Porn": 5 important reasons why we should not call it by that name

Posted Wed 16 Jan 2019 - 11:54 | 5,354 views

This article sums up the different and important reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses? Sophie Maddocks tells us more, based on her extensive research and interviews with...

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Serene Lim

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

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Observing a community network in the Philippines through a gendered lens

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 15:03 | 2,027 views

In this interview, Serene Lim dives deep into what are the gender implications of making a community network in a remote area of the Philippines - from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour of running a community network to the benefits of access for communities often overlooked by telecommunications companies.

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Rishika Pardikar

Rishika Pardikar is an independent journalist writing in from Bangalore.

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Not too young to run: Politics, gender and social media in Nigeria

Posted Thu 13 Dec 2018 - 11:05 | 1,514 views

Social media and technology is transforming democracy and particularly how voting takes place. In Nigeria a bill was proposed to lower the age of running for public office. Here are short interviews with candidates for public office and for the office of the President, including young women, and their take on Nigeria, representation of women, social meida and its role in politics and movements...