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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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Trusting our net

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:40 | 5,124 views
Shawna Finnegan and Emilar Vushe, who are the part of the Association for Progressive Communication's policy programme, engage in a conversation about their highlights of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). They speak about the value of the IGF as well as barriers to access it, national and regional initiatives, and some of the biggest internet governance issues right now, such as...
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LamiaKosovic

Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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Deep Lab creative inquiry: Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

Posted Thu 3 Dec 2015 - 09:45 | 3,441 views
Recently, Addie Wagenknecht, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquire Fellow, organised a congress of cyberfeminist researchers to examine how themes of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and large-scale data aggregation are problematised in the arts, culture and society. In the following interview, Lamia Kosovic speaks to Addie about Deep Lab's initial research, the congress,...
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florencia

Licenciada en comunicación de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, e integrante del grupo de investiga

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From fear to courage: Talking about technology, violence and justice in Mexico

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 2,870 views
An interview by Florencia Goldsman with research report author Gabriela Polanco and APC’s project coordinator in Mexico Erika Smith explores many of the nuances that emerged from the research. From assessing to what extent technology is an enabler of violence to musing on the various meanings of ‘justice’ for survivors, this conversation takes us behind the scenes of the Mexican edition of the...
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María Goñi Mazzitelli es socióloga egresada de la Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

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Technology-related violence against women in Colombia: Sociocultural imaginaries and access to justice

Posted Mon 23 Nov 2015 - 00:00 | 4,279 views
Colombia was one of seven countries covered by APC's research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”, carried out in partnership with Colnodo. In this article, María Goñi interviews Ana Maria Acosta and Marina López Sepulveda, two of the three researchers who worked with Colnodo and made interesting discoveries.
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LamiaKosovic

Lamia Kosovic is an instructional designer and lecturer in Gender Studies and Communication Arts.

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Restraining alternative sexual practices – Thailand's new Dangerous Behaviours bill

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 16:00 | 4,761 views
Thaweeporn Kummetha is an active journalist and blogger and works for the Thai Netizen Network. She wrote on cyber sexuality in Thailand, and the use of the internet in the sex trade in that country. Kummetha was interviewed by Lamia Kosovic, who is a lecturer at the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at SUNY Plattsburgh in New York, and an instructional designer at University of Maryland.
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Florencia Roveri es comunicadora social e integra la organización Nodo TAU en Argentina.

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“Putting locks on our chastity belts...”: A discussion on sex education for teenagers

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 11:46 | 5,470 views
A number of reports in this year's GISWatch focused on the everyday reality when it comes to sexuality that many teenagers face when using the internet. Mariana Giorgetti Valente from InternetLab - Law and Technology Research Center in Brazil, Lin McDevitt­Pugh from Netsheila in The Netherlands and Nieke Jahja from the Center for Civic Engagement and Studies in Indonesia approached this topic...
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genderit.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews a

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End violence research site has arrived!! Explore the road from impunity to justice

Posted Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 11:21 | 2,404 views
Did you know that 60% of reported cases of technology-related violence against women (VAW) are not investigated by the authorities? Or that in 40% of cases of technology-related VAW, the perpetrator is known to the survivor?
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rafiashaikh

Rafia is a tech journalist currently working as a research and communications associate at Digita

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Exodus of qualified women might be tech’s biggest problem yet

Posted Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 10:59 | 3,102 views
As many as 50% of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will eventually leave because of hostile male culture, lack of a clear career path and a sense of isolation, a 2008 Harvard Business Review study had discovered. Fast forward to 2014, same study shares that the reasons haven’t significantly changed. Most women interviewed for the study said that the...
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nadine

Nadine is a feminist activist from Beirut, Lebanon and is APC's EROTICS project coordinator.

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The thing about gaming

Posted Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 11:02 | 4,661 views
The thing about gaming is you can’t quite explain the immersiveness of it to non-gamers. I speak not about mindless arcade games you play to pass the time (although I think time-passing on a screen is totally legit. Play on, candy crushers). I mean multiplayer Real Time Strategy (RTS) games with tens of thousands of players competing for glory.
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APC is both a network and an organisation.

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Statement: Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Posted Mon 12 Oct 2015 - 15:14 | 2,848 views
The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist...