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Feminist Talk @ AWID: Thinking about gender and technology 20 April 2012

I am sitting at AWID in Istanbul and digesting the first day, as well as the Feminist Tech Exchange which happened the day before. I am also getting used to the Turkish keyboard which is limiting my punctuation use. I have been distracted the past two days by what is happening back home in South ...

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Anonymize yourself: digital security and feminist practice of technology 20 April 2012

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...

Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen
Feminist Talk @ AWID: Filtered by the state, inspired by Gita Sen 20 April 2012 Vale

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.

Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand
Feminist Talks @ AWID: Last Rescue in Siam: A comedy about anti-trafficking raids in Thailand 20 April 2012 Melissa Ditmore

Empower Foundation of Thailand has creatively used art and media to promote the rights of sex workers for over 20 years. Empower has collaborated with artists to bring their messages to people in Thailand, in cartoons, in nearly life-size papier mache dolls that are more well traveled than the se...

UK: Radical phone and Internet monitoring proposal to be put to parliament
UK: Radical phone and Internet monitoring proposal to be put to parliament 06 April 2012 Reporters Without Borders

Press release 2 April 2012 Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns a bill allowing monitoring of all phone calls, text messages, emails and other electronic communications that the British government plans to submit to parliament in the coming weeks. “We are shocked to hear more and more s...

Hungarians fight back
Hungarians fight back 05 April 2012 Frederic Dubois

Green Spider Foundation Boom! Everything goes black. Hungary goes black. Do you remember ‘Blackout 4 Hungary’? A little more than a year ago, Hungarian net activists initiated a “movement calling on all Hungarians to turn their websites black starting with 5 January 2011,”...

Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing
Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing 04 April 2012 APC

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community.

Freedom Fone wins Index on Censorship Innovation Award
Freedom Fone wins Index on Censorship Innovation Award 29 March 2012 Kubatana

Technology doesn’t change the world, how we use it does Last night, at an award ceremony in London organised and hosted by Index on Censorship , Kubatana won the award for Innovation in media technology for our Freedom Fone project. Our information officer Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa was there ...