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17 Jul 2017
Amrita Vasudevan and Anita Gurumurthy   In April this year, the Supreme Court of India made an eagerly awaited ruling on Internet intermediary liability. This case dealt with Internet intermediary…
12 Jul 2017
Nandini Chami and Amrita Vasudevan The theme for this year’s High-Level Political Forum is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. And surely, the HLPF cannot chart out an…
15 Feb 2017
The gender disparities of the digital often mirror those of the socio-economic terrain. Whether it be the ‘teething pains’ of biometric based authentication in welfare service delivery that cause…
17 May 2016
Recently, there was a news item about a corporate social responsibility (CSR) organisation adopting 16 government schools in Haryana. Adoption signifies the taking over of caregiving of a child who…
20 Apr 2016
on the send-off of Sri Jayakumar, Director DSERT at Kaveri Hall, on April 11, 2016 - Gurumurthy K1 Sri S. Jayakumar (SJ) was the director of DSERT for around one and half years. Within this short…
18 Dec 2015
‘Do we have rights with respect to digital space? If yes, what are they?’ - this question set the tone for our workshop on ‘What are People’s Rights in the Digital World? - Moving Towards a Digital…
26 Jun 2015
The state has always held information about citizens. The power of the state to track its citizens, and its disciplining and discourses of obedience, are well understood historically. What Snowden…
22 May 2015
This is an analysis of the process of "district ranking" of the SSLC results and what needs to be done with the results for improving educational outcomes. A shorter version of this article was…
17 Apr 2015
The much anticipated conversation on Net Neutrality has finally gained momentum and it is indeed the time to celebrate as India's vibrant public sphere has done it again with over 3 lakh people…
15 Apr 2015
IT for Change attended the Forum Social Mondial 2015, in Tunis, Tunisia, primarily to co-organise a workshop on 'Organising an Internet Social Forum - A call to occupy the Internet' as an active…
09 Feb 2015
Article "Tech know" -  SANJAY GUPTA and  PRIYA VISWANATH. Good idea.... bad design??? "The audio-visual ‘lab’ was equipped with a solar-powered E-prashala (a multi-purpose educational computer). D.S…
09 Oct 2014
(For a complete set of all podcasts from the course, please click here ) IT for Change, Bangalore and Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, co-organised a three day workshop, from Jan 31,…
28 Jan 2013
The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has spawned similar initiatives in many countries and regions. However there has been concerns whether some of them merely legitimate corporate lobbying, making…
22 Nov 2012
Dear Google; Yes, the world indeed needs an open Internet, for which reason it is rather awful to note that you, meaning, Google; 1) Sold the entire net neutrality campaign down the drain in the US…
20 Nov 2012
We see four sets of issues that are most important in terms of the forthcoming ITU meeting, World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT), which will revisit the International…
22 May 2012
On April 28, 2012, I attended a meeting organised by CIVIC Bengaluru on 'An analysis of proactive disclosures of seven departments or service agencies under Section 4(1) of the Right to Information…
16 Apr 2012
The Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN) research programme, launched in 2010, aimed to explore the notion of marginalised women's citizenship as a normative project or an…
27 Feb 2012
I was travelling from Chitradurga to Davengere, while at the same time, my colleagues Krittika, Ranjani, Rakesh and Guru were covering Koppala, Yadgir, Dharwar, Mysore, Bidar, Belgaum and Gulbarga.…
20 Jan 2012
This is a response to Vinton G. Cerf's article on 'Internet Access is Not a Human Right' Two (very different) kinds of people have opposed terming access to the Internet as a human right. One…
28 Sep 2011
To take recourse to the comfort of clichés, it can be easily said that we live in extremely interesting times. If there is one thing here that the spot light must not miss, it is how the sweeping…

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