Democratising the Global Internet

2015

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, was invited to deliver a keynote address at the Seventh International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015), hosted from 27-30 June, by the University of Limerick, Ireland and co-sponsored by the Journal of Community Informatics. This biennial meeting…

2015

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak at the international multistakeholder conference CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action organised by UNESCO in Paris. The conference was held to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. The meeting proposed recommendations for responses to Internet-related…

2014

At the Geneva Internet conference that took place in mid November 2014, Parminder Jeet Singh was on a panel which included

Robert E. Kahn, CEO and President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (one of the fathers of the internet). Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Malta.…
2013

Getting a CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation through a UN General Assembly resolution was an hard won victory for developing countries. It was an opportunity to propose and push for a new institutional architecture for the global governance of the Internet. In April, 2013, IT for Change wrote this paper for the South…

2012

In this piece for the Hindu, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the significance of India’s proposal for the formation of a UN Commitee for Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) in developing countries’ fight for a greater stake in the governance of the Internet.

2012

In this article for IGF Watch, Parminder Jeet Singh unpacks the politics of 'enhanced-cooperation' and recounts IT for Change's continued efforts towards a more inclusive debate on this topic at various international forums and the resistance.

 

2012

In the run up to the UN CSTD meeting in Geneva in May 2012 and IT for Change's campaign for 'democratising global Internet governance,'Parminder Jeet Singh in an op-ed for The Hindu addresses the manner in which  economic and political powers are coming together in a new digital-political complex. This op-ed also carried the…

2012

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) gave a mandate to commence a process towards enhanced cooperation with regard to international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. This phrase largely implies development of appropriate institutions for global…

2011

The Heads of the States of IBSA acknowledged the importance of the IBSA Dialogue Forum as an instrument to promote coordination on global issues and deliberated on a few topics that are recorded in the Tshwane declaration. The Rio seminar also accepted to set up an IBSA Internet Governance and Development Observatory, which…