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Blog Entry Banking Policy Guide
by Kartik Chawla published Apr 22, 2014 last modified Jan 22, 2015 02:54 PM — filed under: , , ,
To gain a practical perspective on the existing banking practices and policies in India in this project, an empirical study of five separate and diverse banks has been conducted. The forms, policy documents, and other relevant and available documents of these banks have been analysed in this project.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 16, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:26 PM — filed under: , , , ,
This post brings three storytellers together to find points of intersection between their methods. The format will be that of a panel discussion and it features: Arjun Srivathsa from Pocket Science India, Ameen Haque from the Storywallahs, and Ajay Dasgupta from The Kahani Project. They discuss technology, interpretation and action in storytelling.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
Blog Entry Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
by Sneha PP published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2014 03:48 PM — filed under: ,
One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March 2014. These studies attempted to chart various aspects of the digital landscape in India today, with a focus on emerging forms of humanistic enquiry engendered by the Internet and new digital technologies. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the key learnings from these projects.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy vs. The Leaked 2014 Privacy Bill
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 14, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Following our previous post comparing the leaked 2014 Privacy Bill with the leaked 2011 Privacy Bill, this post will compare the recommendations provided in the Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy by the Justice AP Shah Committee to the text of the leaked 2014 Privacy Bill. Below is an analysis of recommendations from the Report that are incorporated in the text of the Bill, and recommendations in the Report that are not incorporated in the text of the Bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry App Developers Series: Products-Services Dichotomy & IP (Part I)
by Samantha Cassar published Apr 10, 2014 last modified Jul 21, 2014 01:43 AM — filed under: ,
Recently, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) held a series of interviews in attempts to better understand the ecosystem in which India's mobile app industry is emerging, how it is governed by India's current laws, and how mobile app developers are affected as a result. The following written series maps out the given responses and presents our findings from these interviews and accompanying conversations.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Leaked Privacy Bill: 2014 vs. 2011
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Apr 01, 2014 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has recently received a leaked version of the draft Privacy Bill 2014 that the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has drafted.
Located in Internet Governance / 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 Enabling Elections
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Mar 24, 2014 last modified May 10, 2014 12:12 AM — filed under: , ,
For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Law and Policy Research and the Centre for Internet and Society have come up with a report. The report addresses the barriers that people with disabilities face during elections and recommends solutions for the same.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 07, 2014 last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
by Denisse Albornoz published Mar 04, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity to adapt to the profiles of all its potential users? This post will look at accessibility challenges for digital immigrants and the importance of behavioral science for the design of digital technologies. We interview Amruth Bagali Ravindranath from Vita Beans.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change