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Accessibility
Groundbreaking disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53
March 06, 2018

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) expresses profound regret at the demise of Mr. Javed Abidi, a groundbreaking disability rights activist.

Comments on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites November 26, 2017
Comments on Mobile Accessibility Guidelines January 03, 2018
Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled July 03, 2017
GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities June 24, 2017
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Openness
Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1
November 02, 2019

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

React India 2019 October 14, 2019
DevFest'19 October 14, 2019
FOSSCON India 2019 September 25, 2019
India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem August 19, 2019
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Wikiorientation at Dr.GR Damodaran College of Science
January 07, 2020

An orientation session on Wikimedia projects was held on 6-7 December 2019 at Dr. GR Damodaran College of Science. This talk was part of the “Hour of Code” event, which is an International event celebrated across the globe to encourage students to develop their knowledge on Computer Science. This event was supported by Open Knowledge movements like Wikimedia, Mozilla, etc.which would help students to share their knowledge in the form of volunteerships and contributions. The highlights of gender gap research and women based projects such as Women in Red were covered as part of a focussed group discussion.

Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
Project Tiger 2.0 November 22, 2019
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Internet Governance
Content takedown and users' rights
February 14, 2020

After Shreya Singhal v Union of India, commentators have continued to question the constitutionality of the content takedown regime under Section 69A of the IT Act (and the Blocking Rules issued under it). There has also been considerable debate around how the judgement has changed this regime: specifically about (i) whether originators of content are entitled to a hearing, (ii) whether Rule 16 of the Blocking Rules, which mandates confidentiality of content takedown requests received by intermediaries from the Government, continues to be operative, and (iii) the effect of Rule 16 on the rights of the originator and the public to challenge executive action. In this opinion piece, we attempt to answer some of these questions.

Law and Politics of Global Governance Course Outline February 13, 2020
Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 February 12, 2020
Internet shutdowns: Its legal and commercial dimensions in Kashmir February 10, 2020
How India Censors The Web January 17, 2020
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Platformisation of Domestic Work in India: Report from a Multistakeholder Consultation
February 17, 2020

On November 16, 2019, The Centre for Internet and Society invited officials from the Department of Labour (Government of Karnataka), members of domestic worker unions, domestic workers, company representatives, and civil society researchers at the Student Christian Mission of India House to discuss preliminary findings of an ongoing research project and facilitate a multistakeholder consultation to understand the contemporaneous platformisation of domestic work in India. Please find here a report from this consultation authored by Tasneem Mewa.

Announcing Selected Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance February 13, 2020
Call for Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance January 09, 2020
Is India's Digital Health System Foolproof? December 30, 2019
Digital Humanities and New Contexts of Digital Archival Practice in India December 18, 2019
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