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Beauty lies in the ‘domain’ of the highest bidder,The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2012

The article points to how the bidding model adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in the allocation of generic top level domain names is creating monopolies and privatising the knowledge commons.

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India’s proposal will help take the web out of U.S. control, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2012

The article highlights 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.

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i-cage for the education system

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Media Articles
- 2012

Digital platforms and tools can support widespread construction of learning resources. Since digital resources are ‘non-rivalrous', meaning sharing does not reduce their availability, teachers at a systemic level can locally create learning resources and share them...

 

FOSS can greatly benefit digital SMEs, The Hindu

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Media Articles
- 2011

In the article, Gurumurthy Kasinathan busts the myth of the technological inferiority of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and highlights its usefulness for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as in the field of learning, over expensive proprietary softwares.

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Girls' economic rights and empowerment

IT for Change
Media Articles
- 2009

This paper was written for Plan International's Annual Report, entitled 'Because I am a Girl'. For girls and young women, especially in the global south, ICT access and its effective use provide new avenues in their journeys towards economic empowerment. This paper unpacks some...

 

Refurbishing the women’s empowerment strategy – The new ICT opportunity

Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2007

This paper was written for the second IGF – Access Plenary Panel (Rio de Janeiro, 2007). It posits that ICTD models for poor people cannot be driven by financial considerations, and neither can they be demand-driven. Access to ICTs for the information poor has a very direct impact on their...

 

“Bottom Up” perspectives on ICTs and the Right to Information

Michael Gurstein, Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2006
This article was published in the EgovOnline.net magazine in August 2006. The challenge of the 'Right to Information' is that while such rights may have been translated into laws, the practice of enforcing such rights is one which in many contexts is out of reach for those without...

 

A false consensus is broken - Op-Ed, The Hindu - 21 Dec 2012

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles

Link to the article here.

An analysis of outcomes of International Telecommunication Union’s World...

 

Using digital tools to animate the classroom

Bindu Thirumalai
Media Articles

ICT tools, when used effectively in schools, gives opportunities for the teachers to self-learn and build on their subject knowledge. Eventually it provides the students a new context for engaging with each of these subjects. Bindu Thirumalai, in her piece in The Hindu, explains how innovations...

 

India's proposal will help take the web out of U.S control

Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles

In the run up to the UN CSTD meeting in Geneva in May 2012, IT for Change ran a campaign for 'democratising global Internet governance'. This campaign ...