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2016

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the Opening Session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at Guadalajara, Mexico on 6th December, 2016. In her address, Anita highlighted the growing unfreedoms of a...

Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing

ITfC August 2016
Tags: Internet governance

IT for Change made a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in response to the call for comments on the Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing. The response at the outset stresses that any discussions on the digital, like cloud computing, must be made in...

Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age- Issue Paper 1

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami, Deepti Bharthur November 2016
Tags: Governance

This paper examines and discuss these shifts in our contemporary democratic fabric by focusing on emerging technological practices in government. It explores key...

Free Basics, now through the backdoor, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh July 2016
Tags: Internet governance

This article flags how the ‘problem people had with Free Basics is now sought to be resolved by making Free Basics equally available across all telcos, and not just one network as earlier!’By allowing content providers to subsidise access to their sites, using the logic of...

The article explores how the idea of substantive equality– a compass for human rights and the key to gender justice – must be interpreted anew as the force of digital technologies complicates the temporal-spatial nature of social relations and institutions.


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Internet Governance as Seen from the Right to Development, OpenDemocracy

Anita Gurumurthy June 2016
Tags: Internet governance

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...

The New Four-Letter Word for Feminism, GenderIT.org

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami May 2016
Tags: Gender

The ubiquity and pervasiveness of data based decision making in a neo-liberal society has converted even acts of love and care into a site of capitalist expropriation. How can we recover the power of big data for transformative feminist politics? – this is the question that...

IT for Change at IAMCR 2016

Anita Gurumurthy July 2016
Tags: Gender

Anita Gurumurthy participated in the 2016 IAMCR Conference, held in Leicester, UK between 27th -31st July 2016. The theme for this year's conference was Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward...