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Blog Entry How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 24, 2012 last modified Feb 21, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Without getting into questions of what should and should not be unlawful speech, Pranesh Prakash chooses to take a look at how Indian law promotes arbitrary removal and blocking of websites, website content, and online services, and how it makes it much easier than getting offline printed speech removed.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Hyper-connected, Hyper-lonely?
by Nilofar Ansher published Jun 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:57 AM — filed under: , ,
The Digital Natives newsletter, part of the 'Digital Natives with a Cause?' project, invites contributions to its April-May 2012 double issue.
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Blog Entry ICANN Diversity Analysis
by Akriti Bopanna published Jul 16, 2018 last modified Aug 29, 2018 11:19 AM — filed under: , , ,
The by-laws of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) state that it is a non-profit public-benefit corporation which is responsible at the overall level, for the coordination of the “global internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the internet's unique identifier systems”. As key stakeholders of ICANN are spread across the world, much of the communication discussing the work of ICANN takes place over email. This analysis of the diversity of participation at the ICANN processes, through a study of their mailing lists, was undertaken by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry IFAT and ITF - Locking Down the Impact of Covid-19
by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office published Sep 17, 2020 last modified Sep 18, 2020 09:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This report, by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office, explores the responses to the outbreak of Covid-19 by digital platform based companies, trade unions, and governments to help out workers for digital platform based companies hereafter app based workers during the lockdown. The research work in this article is a characterization of the struggles of app based workers during the global pandemic and how it has affected and changed the world of work for them. The surveys were conducted amongst the workforce working for app based companies like Ola, Uber, Swiggy, Zomato etc. This study is partially supported by CIS as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network led by the Association for Progressive Communications.
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Blog Entry Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements
by Nirmita Narasimhan published May 03, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword and Introduction, four chapters — Barriers to Access for Persons with Disabilities and Diverse Abilities, International Framework, Integrating Accessibility into the System, and State of Practice - Impact of the Convention on Inclusive Finance and Accessibility Efforts around the Globe.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry India Access To Knowledge/Draft Work plan July 2014 - June 2015
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Apr 08, 2014 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalysing the growth of the open knowledge movement in South-Asia and in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008 when Jimmy Wales visited Bangalore. From September 2012 it has been actively involved in growing the movement in India through a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). Based on the 18-month experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed its Work Plan for July 2014 to June 2015.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jul 01, 2014 last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO organized an event to mark India’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013 (“Marrakesh Treaty”), and to launch the Accessible Books Consortium (“ABC”).
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 29, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:31 AM — filed under: ,
As one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with over 65% of its billion-plus population under 35, India has huge potential. But according to Shyam Ponappa of the Centre for Internet & Society, its spectrum management – the electromagnetic waves that are used from home appliances like microwaves and remote controls, to radios, cell phones, and of course, the internet – could be a huge barrier to the country’s economic and social development.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Indian Language Wikipedia Statistics (September 2012 – April 2013)
by T.Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Aug 23, 2013 01:48 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Access to Knowledge team carried out a quantitative analysis to identify trends and growth patterns in Indian Language Wikipedias over the time period from September 2012 to April 2013.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Indian Newspapers' Digital Transition
by Zeenab Aneez published Dec 09, 2016 last modified Dec 09, 2016 07:12 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This report examines the digital transition underway at three leading newspapers in India, the Dainik Jagran in Hindi, English-language Hindustan Times, and Malayala Manorama in Malayalam. Our focus is on how they are changing their newsroom organisation and journalistic work to expand their digital presence and adapt to a changing media environment. The report comes out of a collaboration between the CIS and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, and was supported by the latter. The research was undertaken by Zeenab Aneez, with contributions from Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Vibodh Parthasarathi, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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