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.
#MeToo India: The limits of analysis
By Nayantara Ranganathan
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.
Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa
By Gorata Chengeta
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.
Queer lust and internet orgasms
In this piece, the author investigates how they witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse on the internet.
Women are talking but Telegram is not listening
By Garnett Achieng
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.
How helpful are helpline numbers?
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.
Citizen data and freedom: the fears of people living with HIV in India
By Rosamma Thomas
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.
Machín 2 Machín (II): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks
By Peter Bloom
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.
Machín 2 Machín (I): A critical feminist and psychosocial perspective on new digital networks
By Loreto Bravo Muñoz
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.
Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change
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?
Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities
By Yulia Dwi Andriyanti
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.