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Blog Entry Platformisation of Domestic Work in India: Report from a Multistakeholder Consultation
by Tasneem Mewa published Feb 17, 2020 last modified Feb 17, 2020 09:46 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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.
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Blog Entry Announcing Selected Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 13, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
We published a Call for Researchers on January 10, 2020, to invite applications from researchers interested in writing a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that people of LGBTHIAQ+ and gender non-conforming identities and sexual orientations are put under as they seek sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. We received 29 applications from over 10 locations in India in response to the call, and are truly overwhelmed by and grateful for this interest and support. We eventually selected applications by 3 researchers that we felt aligned best with the specific objectives of the project. Please find below brief profile notes of the selected researchers.
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Blog Entry Is India's Digital Health System Foolproof?
by Aayush Rathi published Dec 30, 2019 — filed under: , , , , , ,
This contribution by Aayush Rathi builds on "Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?" (by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon, EPW Engage, Vol. 54, Issue No. 6, 09 Feb, 2019) and seeks to understand the role that state-run reproductive health portals such as the Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) and the Reproductive and Child Health will play going forward. The article critically outlines the overall digitised health information ecosystem being envisioned by the Indian state.
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Blog Entry Digital Humanities and New Contexts of Digital Archival Practice in India
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Dec 18, 2019 last modified Dec 18, 2019 10:32 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Puthiya Purayil Sneha attended and presented at a conference on 'The Arts, Knowledge, and Critique in the Digital Age in India: Addressing Challenges in the Digital Humanities' organised by Sahapedia and Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad on November 28-29, 2019.
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Blog Entry Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India
by Shweta Mohandas published Dec 05, 2019 last modified Dec 18, 2019 12:10 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
We believe that voice interfaces have the potential to democratise the use of internet by addressing barriers such as accessibility concerns, lack of abilities of reading and writing on digital text interfaces, and lack of options for people to interact with digital devices in their own languages. Through the Making Voice Heard Project supported by Mozilla Corporation, we will examine the current landscape of voice interfaces in India.
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Blog Entry State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions!
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Nov 01, 2019 last modified Nov 01, 2019 06:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In response to our call for contributions and reflections on ‘Decolonising the Internet’s Languages’ in August, we are delighted to announce that we received 50 submissions, in over 38 languages! We are so overwhelmed and grateful for the interest and support of our many communities around the world; it demonstrates how critical this effort is for all of us. From all these extraordinary offerings, we have selected nine that we will invite and support the contributors to expand further.
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Blog Entry Comments to the United Nations Human Rights Commission Report on Gender and Privacy
by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon and Pallavi Bedi published Oct 24, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 05:40 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This submission to UNHRC presents a response by researchers at the CIS to ‘gender issues arising in the digital era and their impacts on women, men and individuals of diverse sexual orientations gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics’. It was prepared by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, and Pallavi Bedi in response to a report of consultation by a thematic taskforce established by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy on ‘Privacy and Personality’ (hereafter, HRC Gender Report).
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Blog Entry Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages 2019 - From Conversations to Actions
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Oct 21, 2019 last modified Nov 01, 2019 05:53 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Whose Knowledge? is organising the Decolonizing the Internet's Languages 2019 gathering in London on October 23-24 — with a specific focus on building an agenda for action to decolonize the internet’s languages. Puthiya Purayil Sneha is participating in this meeting with scholars, linguists, archivists, technologists and community activists, to share the initial findings towards the State of the Internet’s Language Report (to be published in 2020) being developed by Whose Knowledge?, Oxford Internet Institute, and the CIS.
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Blog Entry The Mother and Child Tracking System - understanding data trail in the Indian healthcare systems
by Ambika Tandon published Oct 18, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 05:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Reproductive health programmes in India have been digitising extensive data about pregnant women for over a decade, as part of multiple health information systems. These can be seen as precursors to current conceptions of big data systems within health informatics. In this article, published by Privacy International, Ambika Tandon presents some findings from a recently concluded case study of the MCTS as an example of public data-driven initiatives in reproductive health in India.
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Blog Entry Big Data and Reproductive Health in India: A Case Study of the Mother and Child Tracking System
by Ambika Tandon published Oct 17, 2019 last modified Dec 06, 2019 04:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
In this case study undertaken as part of the Big Data for Development (BD4D) network, Ambika Tandon evaluates the Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) as data-driven initiative in reproductive health at the national level in India. The study also assesses the potential of MCTS to contribute towards the big data landscape on reproductive health in the country, as the Indian state’s imagination of health informatics moves towards big data.
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