Social media – the new frontier for gender-based violence?

For many, social media has become an essential part of everyday life providing unprecedented opportunities for interaction, engagement, and information. It is also, however, a breeding ground for online violence targeting young women. For the girls targeted these everyday spaces become inaccessible and unsafe. Plan International, an NGO promoting equality

Chinese Democracy: The denial and convenience of religious freedom in Communist China

Over the past few years, the Chinese population has experienced a severe tightening of religious freedom. This has led to mass incarceration in Xinjiang, the ban on Islam related symbols in Beijing restaurants and the arrest of prominent “house church” leaders, to name only a few events. However, among these

▶︎ Unpacking Russian Social Media: If You Like Privacy, Tell Your Friends About It

What does the future hold for Telegram? In the last episode of the series, we discuss the importance of privacy for Telegram and what the consequences of the app’s agreement with the Russian state might be. What happens with the audience when privacy suddenly isn’t the main focus? What would

An End to Corruption: Jair Bolsonaro And Brazil’s Expanding Militia

A councilor executed in the streets, the leading presidential candidate jailed before the election, and a controversial politician rising to fame from previous anonymity. In the world’s fifth largest country with potentially the largest oil reserves in the world, corruption has been running rampant with paramilitaries increasingly spreading their influence.

When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: The Issues Surrounding the Controversial Vote On Article 13 Of The EU Copyright Directive

Many of us have heard about Article 13 on websites like YouTube, Google and Reddit. The majority of discussion surrounding Article 13 is focused on whether or not the EU directive will curtail freedoms to share content such as memes or information. Contrary to popular belief, the EU is, fortunately,