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About Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman is a feminist, researcher and writer, interested in the intersection of technology, activism and power. She has worked in over twenty countries in the field of information accessibility and data use among civil society organisations. She is the Research Lead at The Engine Room and a 2016/17 Fellow at Data & Society Research Institute in NYC. Find her online at https://zararah.net and @zararah.

Articles by Zara Rahman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Politique de l’Internet : un guide féministe de navigation sur les flots du pouvoir en ligne

Nous sommes en mesure de reconnaître l’importance de nos décisions techniques, et ceci nous permettrait, au final, de nous réapproprier le pouvoir et le contrôle sur notre activisme dans la sphère numérique aussi bien que dans le monde réel.

Internet politics: a feminist guide to navigating online power

Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world. Français Español

Las políticas de la internet: Una guía feminista para entender el poder en línea

Reconocer la importancia política de nuestras decisiones técnicas es algo que podemos hacer y que nos permitirá reivindicar poder y controlar nuestro activismo tanto en la esfera digital como en el mundo físico.

Why local power and self-interest can be good for transparency

Think of your local Indian, South African, Mexican or Russian investor looking for guaranteed profits; pool them all together and you could have community of millions to leverage for demanding transparency in the extractive industries. It would be hard for their respective governments and companies to ignore the calls of seven million shareholders who have investments in the firms.

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