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‘Right to Read’ campaign launched - Fighting against copyright regulations

‘Right to Read’ campaign launched - Fighting against copyright regulations

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:54 PM

To highlight the issues faced by persons with print disability – those deprived of Indian books due to unfriendly copyright regulations – a group of organisations launched the Right To Read (R2R) campaign on September 26 - an article by L Subramani, Sep 28th, Bangalore, Deccan Herald.

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A fight for the Right to Read

A fight for the Right to Read

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:53 PM

The copyright Law remains blind to the rights of the Visually Impaired - An article by N T Balanarayan, DNA Bangalore - 24th September, 2009

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Quantifying India's research output - Public Lecture by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:54 PM

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, IISc. Bangalore, is organizing a Public lecture by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam on Friday, Sept 25th, on Quantifying India's research output.

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Class attendance rises after restriction on Internet use

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:58 PM

by Neha Bhayana, Hindustan Times (Mumbai, September 06, 2009)

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Now, online books for disabled persons

Now, online books for disabled persons

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:58 PM

An article by L Subramani – Deccan Herald (6th Sept, 2009)

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Handy Origins of the winds of change

Handy Origins of the winds of change

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:59 PM

A seminar in Bangalore revealed how mobile technology is being harnessed across India to bring about development and social change, reports Shrabonti Bagchi - DNA (6th Sept, 2009)

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Highest wiki taker

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:04 PM

Bangaloreans are beginning to debate if Wikipedia is a reliable source of info, reports Shweta Taneja. TimeOut Bangalore, published an article on the upcoming WikiWars event that the Centre for Internet and Society is organising in January 2010. Nishant Shah, Director Research, was interviewed for his views and ideas about the event and the rise of Wikipedia as a global knowledge production system.

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Pushing the buttons for social change

Pushing the buttons for social change

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:09 PM

IMMENSE POTENTIAL: With its myriad applications, a mobile phone can be used as an instrument of social change. Meet on how mobile technology can be a power tool to this end - An article in The Hindu on 01st September 2009

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Deconstructing ‘Internet addiction’

Deconstructing ‘Internet addiction’

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:09 PM

An article by Sruthi Krishnan and Shyam Ranganathan in The Hindu on August 30th,'09

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Change is coming, thanks to the mobile

Change is coming, thanks to the mobile

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:09 PM

An article by NT Balanarayan in the DNA on August 27th,'09

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The new language of Internet: A report on the Chutnefying Hinglish Conference

The new language of Internet: A report on the Chutnefying Hinglish Conference

by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:10 PM

The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, was an institutional partner to India's first Global Conference on Hinglish - Chutnefying English, organised by Dr. Rita Kothari at the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. A photographic report for the event is now available here.

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Internet, first source of credible information about A(H1N1) virus

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:10 PM

An article was publised in The Hindu, 16th August '09 on how the internet has evolved as a de facto information system around the world and in India. Nishant Shah, Director- Research, CIS, has provided inputs for the article.

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Wikipedia Academy in Mangalore

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:20 PM

The one-day workshop will focus on the use of Indian languages in Wikipedia, editing and its application in academics.

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Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:16 PM

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) jointly with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and in partnerships with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NTC), the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government, and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) Thailand are organising the "Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities" to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 to 27 August 2009. The Forum is hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Thailand, Government of Kingdom of Thailand. Ms. Nirmita Narasimhan, Programme Manager, Centre for Internet and Society, India will be giving a presentation on Policy Formulation for Internet and Electronic Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities.

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Letter from Civil Society Organizations to CII

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:15 PM

A total of 29 groups and individuals expressed their concern about the drive by CII to introduce TRIPS-plus enforcement standards in India.

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Piracy Boils Down to Convenience

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:15 PM

Commercial Piracy is on the rise. But how big a role does money have to play in the piracy game was the question we asked those seated on either side of the proverbial fence.

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On the Internet, how much is too much?

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:19 PM

The Hindu carried a piece on 05/08/2009, discussing the Avinash Kashyap / defamation of the President case.

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Is NASSCOM anti-Open Standards?

by Sanchia de Souza last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:43 PM

Article by Shalini Singh on techgoss.com, 10 July 2009

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