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Reflections about media, violence, identity and representation - Through an 'information society' lens

IT for Change, Vimochana, Court of Women

This three-day event, called ‘The Daughters of Fire’, was organised by Vimochana and the Asian women’s Human Rights Council in July 2009 at Christ University, Bengaluru (India). The presentation focused on the theoretical framework examining media-related...


Violence against women via cyberspace

Anita Gurumurthy, Niveditha Menon

This article, published in the Economic and Political Weekly  (3 October 2009), is a report of the consultation on the 'Misuse of Communication Technology and Its Linkages with Violence against Women' held in Trivandrum (India) in March 2009. The article...


ICTD: Is it a new species of development?

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh

This paper is based on a lecture delivered at the Michigan State University (USA) in February 2009. Unpacking the hegemonic neo-liberal and market fundamentalist view on ICTD, the paper details a two-fold discourse, where the utopic preoccupation with technology and an...


IT for Change at ICTD 2009

IT for Change

At the 2009 Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD), IT for Change organised a panel  titled 'Tracing the genealogy of ICTD research: Premises,...


Seminar on Gender and Governance at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)

IT for Change

IT for Change (ITfC) was part of a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, organised  by the BRIDGE team, on Gender and Governance on May 1, 2009. Anita Gurumurthy represented ITfC...


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

IT for Change
Position papers

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...


Building an alternative e-Governance model: Lessons from e-Gram in Gujarat

Roshni Nuggehalli
Research Papers and Reports

This paper frames a critique of India's existing e-governance programme in the context of a market-driven and efficiency enhancing approach. This narrow guiding vision occurs because of a deficit in normative frameworks for governance rooted in principles of governance...


Computer learning programmes in schools - Moving from BOOT models to an integrated approach

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Policy Documents

Computer learning programmes in schools (CLPS) in India have largely failed to achieve their goals of positively impacting learning processes and outcomes in schools. Implemented usually through 'PPP' (Public Private Partnership) models, these programmes have been...


Policy brief – ICTs in education. Outsourced versus Integrated Approach

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Policy Documents
A number of state education departments in India are launching computer learning programmes in schools. The predominant model for this programme is to outsource the entire program to vendors. However a few states like Kerala have successfully in-sourced this program, by...


Comments on IDRC's draft paper on “Open ICT4D”

Parminder Jeet Singh

This paper is a contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) interactive discussion on the guiding concepts on the notion of the openness in the ICT4D field.


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