Racism in the aid industry: intersections between race, poverty, ethnicity, religion and gender

Introduction This text represents the culmination of the work done during the course “New Media, ICT and Development “.  I have chosen the theme “ICT4D, Aid Work and Communicating Development” because I am fascinated by online culture, communication approaches and digital media, and because I …

The Scramble for Data – The New Colonialism

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of working towards digital inclusion, as the next billion internet users are expected to come from the Global South. Individuals and communities in the Global South stand to gain abundantly from accessing the internet. Improved education, …

Racism and Gender in ICT4D and Aid Work

This week we will continue exploring the different questions that have emerged in the ICT for Development, Aid Work and Communicating Development during the recent years.  My previous posts were centred on the intersections between racism and other of forms of discrimination based on dimensions …

Indigenous Languages: Part 2 – Digital Inclusion

‘Language was the most important vehicle through which that power fascinated and held the soul prisoner. The bullet was the means of the physical subjugation. Language was the means of the spiritual subjugation.’ Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind (9) This is part two …

Racism and Religion in ICT4D and Aid Work

In continuation to our previous work, this week we will undertake a multidimensional reflection on the ICT for Development, Aid Work and Communicating Development.  My post from the last week is focused on the intersections between racism and ethnicity. For this post, I will discuss …