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[liberationtech] Fwd: Internews: In Study of Social Media in Afghanistan, Women Report Mixed Feelings

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Tue Jan 9 19:28:51 PST 2018


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From: "Steven Clift" <clift at publicus.net>
Date: Jan 9, 2018 6:12 PM
Subject: Internews: In Study of Social Media in Afghanistan, Women Report
Mixed Feelings
To: "newswire" <newswire at groups.dowire.org>, <clift at e-democracy.org>
Cc:

See:
https://t.e2ma.net/click/wjva7/s0xgd1/wrpjkk


From: "Internews" <inmedia at internews.org>
Date: Jan 9, 2018 12:06 PM
Subject: In Study of Social Media in Afghanistan, Women Report Mixed
Feelings
To: <clift at publicus.net>
Cc:

New report on digital engagement and expression in Afghanistan
[image: New report on digital engagement and expression in Afghanistan]
[image: Internews - Stories: In Study of Social Media in Afghanistan, Women
Report Mixed Feelings] <https://t.e2ma.net/click/wjva7/s0xgd1/gzojkk>
A new report on digital engagement and expression details the issues of
rights and harassment online, particularly for women
Social media is still in its infancy in Afghanistan, with a small and
mostly homogenous user base of educated, relatively wealthy, predominately
male users. But while small, it holds opportunity for engagement and
expression.
For example, a group of young women, using the hashtag #*whereismyname*,
started a public debate on the custom of not using women's names on
invitations, in the market and even on burial tombs and only referring to
them as a wife or daughter of a man. This discussion could not have taken
place without the platform offered by social media.
Beyond gender dynamics, *Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement
<https://t.e2ma.net/click/wjva7/s0xgd1/wrpjkk>* examines the development
and influence of social media on open expression and social change in
Afghan society.

READ MORE <https://t.e2ma.net/click/wjva7/s0xgd1/ckqjkk>


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Banner image:Young women in Afghanistan have limited access to social
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