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

Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse.

“Our Constitution is strong”: Straight digital discourse and disremembered queer accounts

What does it mean to rise to attention briefly because of violence, harassment, dispossession and precarity, only to be replaced the next day by the next trending hashtag?

Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and assessment

The Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change diagram created and explored through the FIRN inception meeting is designed to provide a framework for research project planning that can identify and prioritise specific fields where impact c

Feminist internet ethical research practices

This practices document builds on feminist politics and values, and existing or conventional ethical requirements and frameworks for researchers.

The shift from connecting people to connecting things: Why 5G will not reduce the digital divide

In a series of articles exploring the implications of 5G roll-out, Peter Bloom of Rhizomatica concludes that "the imperative to ensure everyone has the right to communicate and access information is being supplanted by this new drive to conn

Why is it good that Ethiopians are debating homosexuality?

In this last week there has been an uproar in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people in Ethiopia, and also a backlash of online threats, harassment and violence.

Propping up patriarchy: Threats of the growing anti-gender movement

In numerous countries and at the international level, there is a vicious and concerted attempt to dilute the language around gender in policy and UN mechanisms, which targets any gains in gender equality and advocates exclusion of LGBTIQ peo

When the government shuts down the internet: Disco-tech event in Tunis

With the aim of exploring internet shutdowns in the African region, the event brought to light stories of the shutdowns’ effects on human rights at individual, national and regional levels, and shared strategies and techniques to avert or li

Design for Humanity Summit II: Design in the Time of Displacement

(New York, USA) The Design for Humanity Summit II: Design in the Time of Displacement at Fordham University is hosted by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to explore the intersect

How We Can Control Our Digital Identities

The New York City Technology Salon on “Will Digital Identities Support or Control Us” featured lead discussants Savita Bailur and Emrys Schoemaker from Caribou Digital and Aiden Slavin from ID2020. In general, Salon Participants noted the potential positives of digital ID, such as improved access to services, better service delivery, accountability, and better tracking of beneficiaries....

Making a feminist internet with the APC community in 2018: Raising awareness, strengthening networks and building capacity through workshops, research and advocacy

Worldwide, women are significantly less likely than men to access the internet, and once online, they face greater risks of violence, censorship and surveillance.

Podcasting for Good: Take Two

By Casey Bishopp,
Communications officer, IntraHealth International
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