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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Ani Hao

Ani Phoebe Hao is a feminist writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

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Internet Freedom is Not Enough - Cyberfeminists Are Fighting For a New Reality

Posted Wed 4 Dec 2019 - 14:44 | 593 views

Today, feminist activists are claiming that digital rights are human rights, too. This article talks about how cyberfeminists, especially from the global South, are going deeper into making digital rights a reality for women, LBT individuals, non-English speaking people in the global South.

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Soo Ryon Yoon

Soo Ryon Yoon’s research interests can be located at the intersection of contemporary performance

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

Posted Fri 25 Oct 2019 - 10:28 | 1,485 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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Sarbani Banerjee Belur

Sarbani Banerjee Belur represents Gram Marg rural broadband initiative located in the Department

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New age women: Women and their approach towards internet connectivity in rural India

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 18:43 | 1,242 views

Availability and affordability of the internet have a major impact on whether women are able to access and use the internet. In this article we explore what happens when community networks bring the internet closer to women and the small and big ways in which this changes their lives.

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Kira Allmann

Dr Kira Allmann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio

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Privileging the social over the technical in community networks: Interview with Sol Luca De Tena

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 17:08 | 1,376 views

Zenzeleni, which means ‘do it yourself’ in isiXhosa, has become exemplary of the unique challenges and remarkable successes of a community network in the global south. In this interview, Sol Luca de Tena discusses how the cooperative business model for Zenzeleni has evolved to center community needs and priorities.

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Joey Ayoub

Joey Ayoub is a writer, editor and researcher currently living in Switzerland.

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Community networks for raising awareness of women's rights: Interview with Chako Armant

Posted Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 16:33 | 909 views

In this interview with Chako Armant who researches and works on a community network on the island of Idjwi in DRC, she talks about running a community network while there is ongoing uncertainty and conflict, and how they are addressing norms around gender and technology.

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namita

Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation

Posted Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 20:11 | 1,723 views

Censorship has been replaced online by a system of content moderation controlled by companies, and these rely on both automation as well as human moderators employed to sift through content. The choice is not between the alleged neutrality of the impersonal machine and the errors and finiteness of human moderation, as both work in tandem.

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Sasha Isaac

Sasha Isaac is a recent graduate writing and presenting on issues to do with reproductive ethics.

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Ectogenesis, Feminism, and the Metaphysics of Pregnancy

Posted Thu 12 Sep 2019 - 11:57 | 1,494 views

Advances in biological sciences suggest that in the future it would be possible to give birth to babies outside of the woman's body, and this upsets assumptions that connect reproductive labour to fixed gender roles. What are then the implications for feminist imaginations and futures?

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Ambika

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

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Doing standpoint theory

Posted Sun 1 Sep 2019 - 17:05 | 1,839 views

In this article about research with domestic workers and unions, we look at the implications of feminist methods of research and standpoint theory, and how feminist methods of research should seek to destabilise power hierarchies and dynamics. 

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Débora Prado

Débora Prado is a feminist, activist, journalist and researcher from Brazil.

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Memory and invisibility: feminist research as institutional archive of our diversity

Posted Thu 29 Aug 2019 - 11:05 | 1,929 views

What is the place of memory in research? What happens when researchers hold fragile links to the past for a community? How can we pleasantly complicate our ideas around research and writing by including the role of memories - that of those being researched and our own as well.

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Minoli Wijetunga

Minoli Wijetunga is an academic, a trainer, and a researcher.

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“I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions”: Informed Consent in the Age of Social Media

Posted Wed 28 Aug 2019 - 14:17 | 1,588 views

Research on social media, particularly relying on public and semi-public data shared by people, raises uncomfortable questions about privacy of people and their consent to being part of a research project. What questions of consent does a feminist lens on this subject raise?