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Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 10, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 06:19 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16) will be organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, on February 26-28, 2016. The focus of the Conference is on the experiences, adventures, and methods of 'studying internet in India.' We are deeply grateful to the Centre for Political Studies (CPS), JNU, for hosting the Conference, and to the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) for the generous support. It is a free and open conference. Please use the form to register.
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Blog Entry Open Data Hackathons are Great, but Address Privacy and License Concerns
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 05, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 08:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This is to cross-publish a blog post from DataMeet website regarding a letter shared with the organisers of Urban Hack 2015, Bangalore, in response to a set of privacy and license concerns identified and voiced during the hackathon by DataMeet members. Sumandro Chattapadhyay co-authored and co-signed the letter. The blog post is written by Nisha Thompson.
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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16) - Selected Sessions
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 14, 2016 last modified Jan 18, 2016 09:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
We are proud to announce that the first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16), organised around the theme of 'studying internet in India,' will be held on February 26-28, 2016, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi. We are deeply grateful to the Centre for Political Studies (CPS) at JNU for hosting the Conference, and to the CSCS Digital Innovation Fund (CDIF) for generously supporting it. Here are the details about the session selection process, the selected sessions, the Conference programme (draft), the pre-Conference discussions, accommodation, and travel grants. The Conference will include a book sprint to produce an open handbook on 'methods and tools for internet research.'
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Blog Entry Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were invited to take part in the consultation for the IT (hardware and software) group organised on January 07, 2016, and submit a suggestion note. We are sharing the note below. It was prepared and presented by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, with contributions from Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, and other members of CIS.
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Blog Entry National Compendium of Laws, Policies, Programmes for Persons with Disabilities
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 02:16 AM — filed under: ,
This compendium was compiled by the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Prasanna Kumar Pincha, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, has written the Foreword.
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Blog Entry The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for rules for ISPs and telecom operators.
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Blog Entry Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top 10 Facts about Free Basics". Sunil argued against the validity of all the 'top 10 facts'.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Smart Cities in India: An Overview
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 21, 2015 last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:30 AM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India is in the process of developing 100 smart cities in India which it sees as the key to the country's economic and social growth. This blog post gives an overview of the Smart Cities project currently underway in India. The smart cities mission in India is at a nascent stage and an evolving area for research. The Centre for Internet and Society will continue work in this area.
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Seminar on Open Access in Research Area: A Strategic Approach
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Dec 15, 2015 last modified Dec 22, 2015 05:37 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi, is organising a seminar on open access in research on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The seminar will focus on: 1) wider access to scientific publications and research data, 2) access to scientific information, and 3) challenges and opportunities of research data. The Centre for Internet and Society is supporting the event as a Knowledge Partner.
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Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
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