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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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Lecture on Open Access and Open Content Licensing at ICAR (short course)
December 05, 2018

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) a constituent establishment of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised a short course on 'ICTs for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Agricultural Research, Education and Extension of NARES' during November 13-22, 2018 in Bangalore. Anubha Sinha delivered a lecture to the participants.

Digital Technology Engaging Pedagogy through Hindi Wikipedia - A Case Study October 28, 2018
Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge October 26, 2018
Sting job by Hyderabad scientist exposes fake journals October 17, 2018
An open data ecosystem can boost India's GDP by $22 B and double farmer income May 23, 2018
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A great start on Wi-Fi reforms
November 30, 2018

The 5 GHz regulations are exactly what we needed for a start. But we need a lot more, and not only from the DoT.

Policies & the Public Interest November 01, 2018
The Problems That Should Occupy Our Electioneers August 01, 2018
India's Draft Telecom Policy Needs to Bridge the Gap Between Intent and Execution May 07, 2018
The Huawei pointer May 06, 2018
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
December 19, 2018

On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 December 08, 2018
Punjabi Wikisource Training Workshop, Patiala December 03, 2018
Views on on the proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at side-event organised by Knowledge Ecology International November 29, 2018
37th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Agenda on Limitations and Exceptions November 29, 2018
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Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List, Jan 30 - Feb 1, Lamakaan
 Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List, Jan 30 - Feb 1, Lamakaan
January 09, 2019

Who makes lists? How are lists made? Who can be on a list, and who is missing? What new subjectivities - indicative of different asymmetries of power/knowledge - do list-making, and being listed, engender? What makes lists legitimate information artifacts, and what makes their knowledge contentious? Much debate has emerged about specificities and implications of the list as an information artifact, especially in the case of #LoSHA and NRC - its role in creation and curation of information, in building solidarities and communities of practice, its dependencies on networked media infrastructures, its deployment by hegemonic entities and in turn for countering dominant discourses. For the fourth edition of the Internet Researchers’ Conference (IRC19), we invited sessions and papers that engage critically with the form, imagination, and politics of the *list* - to present or propose academic, applied, or creative works that explore its social, economic, cultural, material, political, affective, or aesthetic dimensions. IRC19 will be organised in Lamakaan, Hyderabad, during January 30 - February 1, 2019.

Welcome to [email protected] blog! January 02, 2019
Internet Researchers' Conference 2019 (IRC19): #List - Selected Sessions and Papers January 02, 2019
December 2018 Newsletter January 08, 2019
Digital Native: System Needs a Reboot December 31, 2018
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