Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.
In August 2017, Point of View launched the publication Skin Stories, which is a weekly essay series of narratives on sexuality, disability and gender.
In this fourth column on gender and community networks, Nic Bidwell looks closely at the processes and difficulties of research on the social and gender impact of community networks in rural places, and focuses on some issues encountered in the nitty-gritty of such research.
We spoke to Colnodo about what winning this grant means for their work and for the region’s development.
The community networks ecosystem is predominantly occupied by men. Due to the lack of gender diversity and parity, we lack the valuable perspectives of women in these debates, and the lack of visibility of female role models creates a barrier for others to become active in these spaces.
This publication is a gendered version of MMfD's earlier publication Surrendering to Silence. It focuses on the experience of the women respondents of a survey designed to map the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists in Pakistan.
Targeting "the gap" between women and men in access to the internet is fundamental in reaching the goal of access for all.
In this interview, Kathleen Diga and Nic Bidwell, along with Namita Aavriti, have a conversation with Steve Song, who provides thought leadership on, and practical implementations of, access to communications infrastructure and its impact on social and economic innovation and growth.
Our session was one of the few that tackled gender issues out of the more than 400 sessions at RightsCon.