Researcher in Mysuru, India
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Rohini Lakshané is a technologist by training, a Wikimedian, and a public policy researcher. She has worked on several research and advocacy projects on the intersection of technology, policy, and civil liberties. Her body of work encompasses diverse territories such as the application of technology and policy to solve issues of gender inequity, violence and discrimination; access to knowledge; openness; patent reform; making tech spaces diverse and inclusive; and the cross-hairs of gender, sexuality and the Internet. She also conducts digital security trainings freelance for journalists, activists, and at-risk civil society groups.
In 2014 and 2015, Rohini served on the jury of The Best of Blogs, an international award honouring excellence in online activism, instituted by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
In a previous avatar, Rohini worked as a technology journalist and editor in the print and web domains, ferreting out stories on human interest and online civil liberties.
You may write to and speak with Rohini in English, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Spanish and Japanese, but be warned that her Kanji is poor.