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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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Telecom
India's Draft Telecom Policy Needs to Bridge the Gap Between Intent and Execution
May 07, 2018

Earlier this week, India’s department of telecommunications (DoT) released a draft new telecom policy, titled ‘Draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018’.

The Huawei pointer May 06, 2018
NPAs & Bad Banks March 25, 2018
Matching Realities and Aspirations March 09, 2018
Submission to TRAI Consultation on "Inputs for Formulation of National Telecom Policy - 2018" January 25, 2018
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon
Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon
May 07, 2018

Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon was an offline edit-a-thon held in the month of April in collaboration with the Sambad media house, Odia Wikimedia User Group and the Center for Internet and Society.

Institutional Partnership with Tribal Research & Training Institute May 07, 2018
Exploring Wikimedia platforms in Dialogue on the Urban Rivers of Maharashtra May 07, 2018
Wikipedia edit-a-thon in mind? Kindly start here May 07, 2018
Article on Telugu Wikisource Feature Book in Pustakam.net April 17, 2018
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Internet Governance
Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability
May 20, 2018

This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends substantive legislative changes to bring the legal framework in line with the Manila Principles.

India's Data Protection Framework Will Need to Treat Privacy as a Social and Not Just an Individual Good May 18, 2018
Internet Shutdown Stories May 17, 2018
AI in the Banking and Finance Industry in India May 14, 2018
Event report of the Methods workshop on researching Future of Work in India May 10, 2018
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Researchers at Work (RAW)
Infrastructure as Digital Politics: Media Practices and the Assam NRC Citizen Identification Project (Draft Paper)
May 15, 2018

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam focuses on updating the list of Indian citizens in the state. A highly sensitive, controversial and massive exercise, the government has had several strategies to manage this project. One of the ways has been in which the government has engaged with and positioned itself, vis-a-vis the media, specifically through Facebook and Twitter, and on its own official website. This paper by Khetrimayum Monish Singh and Nazifa Ahmed is a discourse analysis of media content and user opinions on Facebook, and media responses on the NRC official website. These reflect bureaucratic practices of efficiency, transparency, trust and anxiety management; user feedback, confusion, political concerns and opinions help in accounting for and navigating through the system, and contribute to building up the NRC as an information infrastructure. We focus on how these two processes through media practices co-produce 'the sociotechnical building and maintenance' (Star and Bowker, 1999; Star and Ruhleder, 1996) of the NRC as an information infrastructure.

Digital Native: The e-wasteland of our times May 06, 2018
Digital Native: Delete Facebook? May 06, 2018
Making Humanities in the Digital: Embodiment and Framing in Bichitra and Indiancine.ma April 10, 2018
Information Infrastructures, State, and Citizens: An Initial Literature Survey March 28, 2018
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