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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
The 5G Factor:A Primer
July 20, 2020

Despite the seemingly unending challenges, the task of acting against Huawei and China presents even more complex problems, and it seems writing off Huawei from the future of 5G, may be a premature call.

The State of Secure Messaging July 15, 2020
Engaging with the Covid-19 Crisis July 15, 2020
A Survey of Covid 19 Apps Launched by State Governments in India July 14, 2020
Use of mobile phones by vulnerable communities: A survey of sex workers and gay men in Karnataka July 14, 2020
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Raina Roy and Abhiraj Bag - Kolkata’s trans community has been locked out of healthcare and livelihood
Raina Roy and Abhiraj Bag - Kolkata’s trans community has been locked out of healthcare and livelihood
August 01, 2020

Over six months into the outbreak of Covid-19 in India, it has become clear that the pandemic does not affect everybody equally. It has amplified the sufferings of the already-marginalised trans community. Raina Roy spoke to 10 trans persons and trans rights activists in Kolkata over the course of the past few months to better understand the situation. The piece was transcribed by Abhiraj Bag and edited by Kaarika Das and Srravya C, researchers at the Centre for Internet and Society, India. This work is part of a project at CIS on gender, welfare and surveillance, supported by Privacy International, United Kingdom.

Brindaalakshmi.K - Gendering of Development Data in India: Beyond the Binary June 29, 2020
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri Trans Woman Recounts Her Ongoing Lockdown Ordeal June 22, 2020
DWRU, BBGS & MKU - The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Invisible Workers of the Household Economy June 16, 2020
Ethics and Human Rights Guidelines for Big Data for Development Research May 19, 2020
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