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…

COP17 – Global Day of Action in pictures

I’m reposting here a blog post I wrote for Climate Change and Women. I was recently attending the events around COP17 and C17 in Durban with Women’sNet doing a workshop with women community journalists on integrating online tools to cover the event. As I was facilitating the workshop I had little time to produce content…

Women’s voices through technology

This is a blog post I prepared for Women’s Net in collaboration with Fanisa Masia. I’m reposting it here. Following the Jules High School Case, Women’s Net organized a seminar to advocate for the end of violence against women through technology. On 17 August, Women’s Net hosted a public seminar in partnership with Media Monitoring…

Jules High School & cyberbullying

I’ve recently started to volunteer with Women’s Net, a South African organisation ” that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa,  through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)”. I first got to know the organisation online as a member of the APC (Association for Progressive Communication), and I was particularly…

Take back the tech! / Tech sans violence!

I’ve done a talk on the Tech Sans Violence Campaign a little bit more than a year ago at an Open Forum organized by Communautique in Montreal. Communautique just recently posted the video online on youtube: At the time the campaign in French was just starting. For it’s third year, the APC brought it back…