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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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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)
Wiki Women for Women Well-Being: An Initiative to Bridge the Gender Gap in the Wikimedia Community
December 27, 2020

WWWW is a project which focused on bridging the female related content gap on Indic Wikimedia communities. The idea of WWWW was given by Dr. Manavpreet Kaur, who worked with other women leaders from different communities and made a plan to engage with the editors for this project. CIS-A2K has started a series of interviews to introduce women with brilliant ideas and who have done contributions for Wikimedia and this is the first interview under the “Series of Interviews.” This Interview was done by Nitesh Gill.

Understanding the Data Gaps on Wikidata Concerning Heritage Structures of West Bengal November 10, 2020
Mapping GLAM in Maharashtra October 20, 2020
Access to Knowledge 2019–2020 Utilisation Certificate September 30, 2020
Wikiorientation at Dr.GR Damodaran College of Science January 07, 2020
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Internet Governance
TIkTok: It’s time for Biden to make a decision on his digital policy with China
January 22, 2021

As the United State's new president comes into office he is faced with creating a cohesive digital relations policy that corrects some of the damage done by his predecessor. This article is the first part of a series analysing his policies and challenges.

Response to Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period January 19, 2021
PDP Bill is coming: WhatsApp Privacy Policy analysis January 18, 2021
Widening the Horizons of Surveillance - Lateral Surveillance Mechanisms January 08, 2021
India Digital Freedom Series: Internet Shutdowns, Censorship and Surveillance December 26, 2020
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Parichiti - Domestic Workers’ Access to Secure Livelihoods in West Bengal
Parichiti - Domestic Workers’ Access to Secure Livelihoods in West Bengal
December 30, 2020

This report by Anchita Ghatak of Parichiti presents findings of a pilot study conducted by the author and colleagues to document the situation of women domestic workers (WDWs) in the lockdown and the initial stages of the lifting of restrictions. This study would not have been possible without the WDWs who agreed to be interviewed for this study and gave their time generously. We are grateful to Dr Abhijit Das of the Centre for Health and Social Justice for his advice and help. The report is edited by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon, and this work forms a part of the CIS’s project on gender, welfare and surveillance supported by Privacy International, United Kingdom.

Inputs to the Report on the Non-Personal Data Governance Framework December 30, 2020
Gender, Health, & Surveillance in India - A Panel Discussion December 23, 2020
Data Lives of Humanities Text December 23, 2020
Call for Papers: #CultureForAll Conference December 22, 2020
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