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Bridging the gap: Tech giants bring the internet to women in rural India
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
This Diwali is going to be a cracker of a festival for Nisha Chanderwal, a second year BA student.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground: Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 05, 2016 — filed under: ,
Japreet Grewal spoke at a panel on 'Prevention through Awareness and Education' at a meeting titled 'Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground:Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation' that was organised by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Singapore (ICMEC) and TULIR - Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, India on October 3-4, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 3.)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 22, 2016 07:54 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries in Wikipedia gender gap narrowing on both local (India) and global scales.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 2)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 22, 2016 07:55 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries about Wikipedia gender gap on both local (India) and global scales.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 1)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 21, 2016 10:13 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries about Wikipedia gender gap on both local (India) and global scales.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Wikiwomen’s Meetup at St. Agnes College Explores Potentials and Plans of Women Editors in Mangalore, Karnataka
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Karnataka is known for its diverse linguistic cultures. Aside from Kannada, many are native speakers of Konkani, Tulu, and other languages. A small Wikiwomen's meetup was held on Saturday, August 27th at St. Agnes College, Mangalore, to invite female Wikipedians from the region. Many of them were new to the online encyclopedia but demonstrated strong interest in learning and contributing more Indic language content online.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The Gay Pride Charade
by Nishant Shah published Jul 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
For most of the milllenials, news is formed by trends, what goes viral, and often open to speculation, projection, manipulation and deceit.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Flashpoint #TrollControl: Maneka versus NCW
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
Amidst the debate over controlling online trolls - the proposal by Union Women and Child Development Minister to curb violence against women on the internet has triggered a fight between the minister and the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Women's Safety? There is an App for That
by Rohini Lakshané published May 19, 2016 last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — filed under: ,
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press release about a smartphone app for women to notify their near ones that they were in distress. It was one among many such PRs frequently landing in my mailbox after the rape and murder of a young student on board a private bus in Delhi in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why The New Government Policy Mandating Panic Buttons On Phones Isn’t Going To Protect Women
by Prasad Krishna published May 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Recently, the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted about new rules mandating a panic button in every cell phone sold in the country from January 2017. To keep ladies safe, of course.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media