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Accessibility
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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Openness
Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1
November 02, 2019

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

React India 2019 October 14, 2019
DevFest'19 October 14, 2019
FOSSCON India 2019 September 25, 2019
India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem August 19, 2019
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Analysis on the strategies of Mozilla and Wiki communities on gender gap aspects
October 03, 2019

There is a need for research on how Open Source communities are trying to balance the gender ratio and how they provide the safe space environment to its contributors. With this in mind I have come up with this blog as I am an active contributor of Mozilla since 5 years and also got myself recently introduced to Wikimedia and its sister projects, have interacted with few Indian women contributors in both of these communities and came out with a few observations on how I see them in India and what could be improved in both communities.

Call for joining the Free Knowledge movement #Wikipedia #Wikimedia August 19, 2019
The Knowledge Base is Liberated August 05, 2019
Re-licensing Sessions with Authors and Organisations August 05, 2019
Wikimedia Workshop on Rivers under Project Jalbodh August 05, 2019
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Internet Governance
Event Report: Consultation on Draft Information Technology (Fintech Security Standards) Rules
November 12, 2019

The Centre for Internet and Society is in the process of drafting certain data security standards for Fintech entities. As part of the process of drafting, a consultation roundtable was organized to get inputs from industry executives, lawyers and policy experts working in this field.

Reliance Jio is using SNI inspection to block websites November 07, 2019
CIS’ Comments to the Christchurch Call November 02, 2019
Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports October 30, 2019
Department of Labour Interaction Program: Online Business Platforms October 29, 2019
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State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions!
November 01, 2019

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.

Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages 2019 - From Conversations to Actions October 21, 2019
Big Data and Reproductive Health in India: A Case Study of the Mother and Child Tracking System October 17, 2019
Doing Standpoint Theory October 10, 2019
Digital mediation of domestic and care work in India: Project Announcement October 01, 2019
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