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Groundbreaking disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53
March 06, 2018

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) expresses profound regret at the demise of Mr. Javed Abidi, a groundbreaking disability rights activist.

Comments on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites November 26, 2017
Comments on Mobile Accessibility Guidelines January 03, 2018
Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled July 03, 2017
GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities June 24, 2017
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Open Data and Land Ownership
May 22, 2019

In this chapter of the recently published volume on State of Open Data, Tim Davies and Sumandro Chattapadhyay discuss how the lessons from the land ownership field highlight the political nature of data, and illustrate the importance of politically aware interventions when creating open data standards, infrastructure, and ecosystems. State of Open Data, edited by Tim Davies, Stephen B. Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini, is published by African Minds and International Development Research Centre, Canada.

Sunil Abraham - Key Listener Speech at Wikimedia Summit 2019 May 04, 2019
Design and the Open Knowledge Movement March 31, 2019
Talks by Richard Abisla and Kaliya Young February 28, 2019
Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops 2019 February 26, 2019
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Delayed Cash Flows and NPAs
April 28, 2019

We need to rid ourselves of a tolerance of delayed payments to avoid their consequences.

Recapturing the Commons April 03, 2019
A great start on Wi-Fi reforms November 30, 2018
Policies & the Public Interest November 01, 2018
The Problems That Should Occupy Our Electioneers August 01, 2018
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
CIS-A2K Communication Officer position
May 19, 2019

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is seeking applications only from prospective candidates who identify themselves as female, for the position of Programme Officer (Communications, the position is also known as Communication Officer), to support its Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) Programme. The job application is open to women only because we feel that a woman communications person will contribute more towards bridging the gender gap in the Wikimedia movement by emphasising on gender-sensitive communication apart from contributing internally for bringing a gender balance in the team.

Wikidata Advisor (Consultant) position open May 16, 2019
Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/Report May 01, 2019
CIS-A2K proposal to Wikimedia Foundation for 2019-2020 April 15, 2019
Indic Wikisource speak : Ajit Kumar Tiwari April 10, 2019
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Internet Governance
Announcement of a Three-Region Research Alliance on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity
May 13, 2019

Omidyar Network has recently announced its decision to invest in establishment of a three-region research alliance — to be co-led by the Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), Brazil, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) , Kenya, and the CIS, India — on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity. As part of this Alliance, we at the CIS will look at the policy objectives of digital identity projects, how technological policy choices can be thought through to meet the objectives, and how legitimate uses of a digital identity framework may be evaluated.

Workshop on Feminist Information Infrastructure May 09, 2019
RTI Application to BSNL for the list of websites blocked in India May 09, 2019
Will the WTO Finally Tackle the ‘Trump’ Card of National Security? May 08, 2019
An Analysis of the RBI’s Draft Framework on Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech May 08, 2019
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Can data ever know who we really are?
May 22, 2019

This is an excerpt from an essay by Zara Rahman, written for and published as part of the Bodies of Evidence collection of Deep Dives. The Bodies of Evidence collection, edited by Bishakha Datta and Richa Kaul Padte, is a collaboration between Point of View and the Centre for Internet and Society, as part of the Big Data for Development Network supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada.

Digital Native: Getting through an election made for the social media gaze April 28, 2019
Manuel Beltrán - Institute of Human Obsolescence - Cartographies of Dispossession April 01, 2019
Digital Native: Lessons from Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp going down April 03, 2019
Presentation at Global Digital Humanities Symposium April 12, 2019
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