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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 | 658 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 | 2,100 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 | 2,654 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 | 2,635 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 | 2,793 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 | 3,436 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 | 4,247 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.

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Loreto Bravo Muñoz

Feminista, hacker y comunicadora popular.

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

Posted Fri 7 Aug 2020 - 19:48 | 5,134 views

In the first half of this two parts article, Loreto Bravo and Peter Bloom delve deeper into a critique of the new networks that are emerging with the rushed transition to 5G, from a feminist and psychosocial perspective.

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mariana

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

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Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change

Posted Tue 21 Jul 2020 - 16:06 | 1,977 views

The Feminist Internet Research Network intentionally seeks to go beyond research to impact on policy and advocacy. But what should be a feminist approach to policy shifts, specifically coming from the global South?

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Yulia Dwi Andriyanti

Yulia Dwi Andriyanti, a queer Muslim woman, writer and community organizer.

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Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 11:29 | 3,812 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.