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Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Emerging Stance on Online Censorship

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami and Amrita Vasudevan, IT for Change
Position papers
- 2017

 

Reflecting on gender through the 'information society' prism

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini C, Emma Saloranta
Position papers
- 2012

The emergent information or network society context  offers a range of opportunities for women and girls to enhance their participation across economic, socio-cultural and public-political realms of life, as well as the scope for enhancing their individual freedoms....

 

Submission to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers
- 2011

IT for Change (ITfC) was one among five civil society organisations invited to make submissions before the Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (WG-IGF) of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology Development (UNCSTD), in January 2011....

 

Karnataka ICT@Schools Programme

IT for Change
Position papers
- 2010

The Department of Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, have initiated a public software based ICT...

 

Recasting the Beijing Platform for Action through the information society lens

Anita Gurumurthy with Parminder Jeet Singh and Anja Kovacs
Position papers
- 2009

This document was an input into the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.

 

ICTs for community development in India - Going beyond the basic CSC model

IT for Change
Position papers
- 2009

IT for Change (ITfC) submitted a solicited paper on the role of Common Services Centres (CSCs) to the e-governance division of the Department of Information Technology of the Government of India. The paper briefly examines the CSC model of employing ICTs for community...

 

IT for Change at the 2008 OECD Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy'

Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers
- 2008
IT for Change was at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy', an event held in June 2008 in Seoul (Korea). Parminder Jeet Singh was a panelist on the Civil Society - Organised Labour Forum on a policy...

 

Gender equality through ICT access and appropriation: Taking a rights-based approach

Anita Gurumurthy
Position papers
- 2008

This paper was contributed for a report prepared for the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) Global Forum on Access and Connectivity in least developed countries and small islands developing states in Asia/Pacific and innovative financing...

 

Political economy of the information society – A Southern view

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
Position papers
- 2008

The authors discuss the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its positive outcomes in terms of Internet governance, and negative outcomes regarding the failure to establish a financing mechanism for Information and Communication...

 

The Internet governance forum in Rio - A Southern perspective

Parminder Jeet Singh, Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Position papers
- 2007

In this piece written for the South Centre Bulletin (issue 5, December 2007), Parminder Jeet Singh and Gurumurthy Kasinathan highlight Internet governance issues that are important from a development perspective. The World Summit on Information Society was the first step...

 

Mapping an ignored agenda: Internet governance at the WSIS

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers
- 2006

In this article, Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh analyse the way in which the emphasis on Internet governance and its high visibility in the WSIS process tended to take focus away from the important issue of exploring how the Internet can address long-standing...

 

IT: An opportunity for developing countries?

Anita Gurumurthy
Position papers
- 2005

Anita Gurumurthy wrote about the promise of ICTs for developing countries in World economy and Development In Brief. In this articles, she states that even though the IT revolution did open up new job avenues

 

Technology in governance - An agenda for centralisation, privatisation and depoliticisation

Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers

On 20th July, 2013, Parminder Jeet Singh drafted a position paper reflecting on the current nature of e-governance schemes upon sampling and studying recent developments in the area, where he posits that the increasing role of ICTs in...

 

ICTs for empowerment and social transformation - A note prepared by IT for Change for ActionAid International

IT for Change
Position papers

In May, 2013 IT for Change was approached by the global NGO Action Aid to generate think pieces on the subject of the role of ICTs in development.