Claiming governance spaces: from Gender and Internet Governance Exchange to Africa Internet Governance Forum

Originally published in GenderIT.org . The Association for Progressive Communications’ Caroline Tagny interviewed Chenai Chair, a participant of the Africa Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, on her experience. Chenai Chair is a researcher with Research ICT Africa. She holds an MSocSci specialising in global studies, and a BSocSci in gender studies and industrial relations from…

Feminist Digital Activism in Africa

I am currently helping on researching case studies for a toolkit that JASS (Just Associates) Southern Africa is undertaking as part of their mission of sustaining feminist movement building and organising. Since JASS is working mostly in southern Africa, we’ve tried to focus on examples coming from the region, we’ve included the crowd-mapping platform HarrassMap…

Mobile phones and activism in Africa

In the ongoing process of researching for my MA thesis, I’ve been most recently interested by how mobile phones are used in a context of activism, for advocacy, organisation or mobilisation purposes. Published in 2010, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa, edited by Sokari Ekine, brings an interesting collection of case studies an essays. Some…

Durban sings! (or talk!)

Last Monday, I’ve attended the Durban Sings! launch at the recent Keleketla Library. Built on the ruins of a ‘native prison’ during apartheid on what is now the Drill Hall the Keleketla library. The Drill Hall has been in the past years taken over by a collective on young people motivated by the idea of…

L’Afrique dans la révolution numérique

Depuis novembre passé, je travaille  distance avec des organisations du Mali et du Niger qui mettre en œuvre des émissions de radio faisant de la sensibilisation aux enjeux de politiques de TIC. L’Afrique est en train de vivre une vraie révolution numérique et un reportage très intéressant du journal Le Monde en démontre les impacts…