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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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On World Water Day - Open Data for Water Resources
March 22, 2018

Lack of open data for researchers and activists is a key barrier against ensuring access to water and planning for sustainable management of water resources. In a collaboration between DataMeet and CIS, supported by Arghyam, we are exploring the early steps for making open data and tools to plan for water resources accessible to all. To celebrate the World Water Day 2018, we are sharing what we have been working on in the past few months - a paper on open data for water studies in India, and a web app to make open water data easily explorable and usable.

Delhi Declaration on Open Access February 26, 2018
Open Data and Land Ownership - Environment Scan February 12, 2018
Christ University Wikipedia Education Program Internship December 11, 2017
Wikipedia Orientation Program at Rotary Club of Salem December 11, 2017
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Marathi Language Day events by CIS-A2K in February 2018
March 17, 2018

Marathi Language day is celebrated all over world on 27th February. Dnyanpeeth award winning writer V.V.Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj was born on this date. Various events and activities were conducted in collaboration with community, institutions and government departments.

Mini Train the Trainer 2018 March 17, 2018
Experience and Learning outcome from Wikipedia Education Program January 30, 2018
Patent Working Requirements and Complex Products January 18, 2018
Government of Odisha adopting Creative Commons License to Promote Transparency and Access to Knowledge January 17, 2018
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Internet Governance
Analysis of ICANN financials from 2012-2016
March 15, 2018

We, The Centre for Internet and Society, have been instrumental in having ICANN become transparent about their revenue with our persistent requests for their sources of revenue.

People Driven and Tech Enabled – How AI and ML are Changing the Future of Cyber Security in India March 11, 2018
A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection February 19, 2018
The Fundamental Right to Privacy - A Visual Guide February 16, 2018
Unpacking Data Protection Law: A Visual Representation February 15, 2018
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