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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
Draft Security Standards for The Financial Technology Sector in India
November 15, 2019

Information security standards provide a framework for the secure development, implementation and maintenance of information systems and technology architecture. This document includes draft information security standards, which seek to ensure that not only the data of users is dealt with in a secure and safe manner but also that the smaller businesses in the fintech industry have a specific standard to look at in order to limit their liabilities for any future breaches.

Security Standards for the Financial Technology Sector in India November 15, 2019
Introducing the Cybersecurity Visuals Media Handbook November 15, 2019
Cyber Security Media Handbook November 15, 2019
Guest Post: Before cyber norms, let’s talk about disanalogy and disintermediation November 15, 2019
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Domestic Work in the ‘Gig Economy’
November 14, 2019

The CIS and Domestic Workers’ Rights Union (DWRU) are hosting a discussion on the ‘gig economy’ and domestic work on Saturday, November 16 at Student Christian Movement of India, Mission Road, Bangalore. This event is a part of a project supported by the Feminist Internet Research Network led by Association for Progressive Communication (APC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions! November 01, 2019
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
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