Internet Governance: Research

2017

This article was developed as a background paper for a presentation to delegates from developing countries at the South Centre, Geneva, in February 2017. It presents the key geo-economic elements of the digital phenomenon; how data is the new raw material that is extracted… Read more

2017

IT for Change authored two issue papers for Association for Progressive Communication's research series on 'Internet and ICTs for social justice and development'. The papers examine a history of feminist engagement with development and digital technologies, and chalk out future directions for… Read more

2017

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Understanding platformization

Platformization is a key facet of the global economy today. Platforms, as understood through informational capitalism, are not just online market places – they are market makers. As “a set of digital frameworks for social and marketplace… Read more

2017

IT for Change seeks to collaborate with researchers and scholars from seven sites in the global South (three in Asia, two in Africa, two in South America) and three in the global North (Europe and North America) for a research project, ‘Policy Frameworks for digital platforms-Moving from… Read more

2016

The Internet has now become an enabler of rights and an essential precondition for full participation in the information society. However, issues of corporate and state surveillance, and the enormous influence that corporate policies have on the way our fundamental rights are… Read more

2015

IT for Change provided its comments to the Committee on Net Neutrality of the Government of India's Department of Telecommunication. There are below and also enclosed. The submission highlights 'equality of opportunity' more than consumer's freedom of choice as the key principle underlying a net… Read more

2015

We are at an important juncture in Global Internet Governance and it is time to decide how this space needs to grow and be governed. The decisions taken now will have an impact long into the future. This second volume of the CyFy Journal, the third issue in the GP-ORF series, tracks the debates… Read more

2014

A meeting on 'Towards a Just and Equitable Internet' was held in New Delhi on 14th and 15th Feb, 2014. A large number of civil society organisations and individuals from across the world attended the meeting. The participants agreed to form a coalition, called as the 'Just Net Coalition' (JNC),… Read more

2014

This paper sets out to study how gender equality gets constructed within the discursive space of IGF, using IGF 2012 as an exemplar. It utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis Framework that draws upon the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's framework… Read more

2014

Issue No. 287 of the Third World Network's 'Resurgence' featured many an article by members of the Just Net Coalition, foregrounding global level IG issues of critical importance, during the run up to the IGF 2014, Istanbul. Parminder Jeet Singh's overview traces the International IG scene so… Read more

2014

The IG chapter, penned for a book of policy recommendations in the context of the new Government, calls for a reconstitution of the India's Internet policy in place of knee-jerk reforms that are poorly researched, incomprehensible and lack foresight.

2014

This draft paper was a result of research undertaken for the University of Pennsylvania's Internet Policy Observatory. It begins by mapping the Indian IG scene so far, and then moves onto an impressionist analysis of first hand interviews conducted across a broad section of stakeholders, to… Read more

2014

In August 2014, we interviewed about 25 people spanning different domains, alongside an examination of views and perspectives from workshops such as Internet We Need, Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World, The Emerging issues in Use and Governance of the Internet from the Indian… Read more

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,… Read more

2013

In early 2013, the Department of India, government of India, set up a working group for developing Principles for Internet Governance in India. IT for Change is a member of this working group. In April, 2013, we submitted a detailed input paper outlining a framework for… Read more