Parminder Jeet Singh

2016

In the light of the growing media focus on Facebook's 'Free Basics' and the overwhelming response to the TRAI consultation paper on differential pricing, Parminder Jeet Singh argued how differntial pricing will invert the basic egalitarian design of the Internet with very harful consequences to the society in this article in Deccan Herald.…

2016

The Telecom Regulating Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper to gauge public sentiment over differential pricing of data services. The paper evoked intense reactions in the media especially on Facebook's 'Free Basics' initiative with Reliance, which was widely publicised. You can read our submission to TRAI here.

2014

This is a report on the event by Parminder Jeet Singh who attended as a civil society member of the official delegation of India

2012

The article highlights important facts, incidents and debates on the regulation of the Internet.
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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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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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2012

Table of Contents

Overall trends and developments in the area of e-governance in India

Brief history

2012

IT for Change participated in the Annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research in the 'Special session on Internet governance: Negotiating profit & politics with Internet freedom' that was held in Durban on 19th July, 2012. Parminder Jeet Singh made a presentation through a video…

2012

IT for Change's research study on 'Exploring an institutional model for Samudaya Jnana Kendras (Community Knowledge Centres)' explores the possibility of setting up state-initiated, community knowledge centres ( Samudaya Jnana Kendras) in various rural locations across the state of Karnataka. This study which was carried out…

2011

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IT for Change was asked to comment on the Final Report of the Research Project 'Mediating Voices and Communicating Realities – Using Information Crowdsourcing Tools, Open Data Initiatives and Digital Media to Support and Protect the Vulnerable and Marginalised' by Evangelia Berdou, research fellow at IDS. The commentary reflects on…