For an Internet Where We Can Tell Our Own Stories

By and | 11 fevereiro 2019

What would decolonizing the internet look like to you? That’s what we asked Maame Akua Kyerewaa Marfo at Decolonizing the Internet conference last July.

“[A decolonized internet] would look like a space where a woman in rural Nigeria can conduct her business and have access to the markets and information and the power that someone sitting in New York could. It would look like everyone having the same access and everyone being able to make change in their corner of the world and stay connected up to everyone” – she replied.

Maame is a singer, feminist and writer based in Ghana and working as Communications and Fundraising Assistant at the African Women’s Development Fund. Like many other Decolonizing the Internet participants, Maame dared to image a future where multiple forms of knowledges cohabite the Internet, and communities from around the world contribute to make it as diverse and rich as the offline world is. She shared her thoughts with us in an interview, and now we share it with you all.

 

Read the full transcript here.

 

“For an internet where we can tell our own stories” is the first episode of a series of podcasts featuring interviews with some Decolonizing the Internet Conference attendees. These podcasts will be released periodically along the year so don’t miss out and check back for the next interview. If you enjoyed learning about Maame’s take on how to decolonize the internet, share this episode with your community!

 

Theme music used in this episode is 135159__gr33nman__remix-16seconds-texasmusicforge-dandelion.wav licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported.

 

Author Profile