Censorship walks, a feminist view of the Internet Governance Forum

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Originally published on GenderIT.org, Feminist Talks

A big hangar, with a constant voice asking people to wear headphones and talk to each other through the microphones, an internet network that does not allow participants to be online simultaneously, with an average of only one person out of three being able to access full online services and the other two struggling with their different devices to reach out, comment and communicate what is happening and what should not have happened. Continue reading “Censorship walks, a feminist view of the Internet Governance Forum”

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Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology

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Originally published on GenderIT.org, Feminist talks

From the 16th to the 18th of April I attended a pre-event to the 12th AWID forum that was focusing on the intersection between information and communication technology, the internet and feminist practices, and that was interrogating privacy and security in online spaces and on our devices.

As the day passed, I saw myself surrendering to the fact that there is nothing good in the laziness of a routine that prevents us from thinking about the technological abuse that we as women activists can suffer and make others suffer. When on the 18th April we had the feminist tech exchange I understood that I need, I have to anonymise myself. Continue reading “Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology”

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Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen

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Originally published on GenderIT.org, Feminist Talks

The convention center is big, enormous, 2500 women from all over the world to attend the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development. It’s my first AWID, usually I avoid these overwhelming conventions but this time I couldn’t say no. Erika from APC contacted me and proposed to apply for the session on the internet and the challenge of privacy. The proposal has been accepted and I am here. And the internet, its relevance as a feminist issue is something I advocate. Continue reading “Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen”

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