NIAS Wednesday Discussion (Panel Discussion) on "Ethics and the Digital Platform", Panelists: Namita Aavriti & Smita Vanniyar
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Ethics and the Digital Platform: A Panel Discussion
Panelists: Namita Aavriti
Co -Manager, Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Second Lead, Digital Projects, Point of View, Mumbai
Chair: Smriti Haricharan, NIAS
Date and Time: 26 August, 2020 at 4.00 PM
This panel is designed to raise questions and encourage discussion around the topic of our interactions win the digital space and finding ways of navigating this space in an open and ethical manner. As many of us have almost all our meetings and discussions virtually now, we are also learning to negotiate these interactions. Yet how much thought do we give to the invasion of the profession into the personal at such a time? The panelists in this talk will, through their own experiences, talk briefly about ethical practices, harassment and confrontations on online platforms and discuss gender in digital platforms.
Biographies: Namita Aavriti is the co -manager of the Women's Rights Programme for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), which was founded in May 1990, with the aim of coordinating the operation and development of an emerging global network of networks. She is a writer and researcher, whose areas of interests include feminism, gender and internet rights. She is the coordinator and editor for GenderIT.org, a platform and thinktank on gender, technology and policy, which forms part of the Women's Rights Programme of APC.
Smita Vanniyar is a queer feminist based in Mumbai. They hold a master's degree in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Their areas of interest include gender, queer studies, internet, technology, popular culture, films, TV shows and fandoms. Smita is currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and technology. Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit that builds and amplifies women’s voices and removes barriers to voice, speech and expression.