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Thursday, May 17 • 17:15 - 18:15
Masculinity in Online Spaces

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Within the discourse around online harassment, while men are identified as perpetrators of violence, their role is not discussed in a nuanced manner. Masculinities online are often a continuum of offline spaces, but manifests itself differently online. Mass trolling, revenge porn and defamation are often at the hands of men. These manifestations are deeply rooted within the patriarchal structures and the architecture of the internet.

This panel will aim to map out the masculinities in online spaces, their part in shaping online cultures and the solutions to make the internet a more inclusive space while overcoming these challenges. The discussion will bring together experts from the Global North and South to talk about the diversity of masculinities as well as the similarities.

The goal is to keep the conversation going for 60 minutes among five to six panelists with 5-7 minutes allocated to each panelist and last 10 minutes for Q&A session from the audience.

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Nighat Dad

Founder and Director, Digital Rights Foundation
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Arzu Geybullayeva

Columnist, Journalist; Program Council, Forum 2000; Member, ICDR, Freelance
Regional analyst, correspondent, and columnist. Former Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL), Central Asia Azerbaijan Fellow at George Washington University, Prague Civil Society Fellow, and Open Technology Fund Information Controls Fellow. The... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT