In 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 argues how differential pricing will invert the basic egalitarian design of the Internet in this article in Deccan Herald.
Parminder Jeet Singh
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.…
The recent public consultation by TRAI has catapulted the issue of 'net neutrality' into mainstream consciousness. In this article for the Economic and Political Weekly Parminder Jeet Singh delineates precisely what net neutrality is, and the important criteria it must meet to be truly egalitarian.
This is a report on the event by Parminder Jeet Singh who attended as a civil society member of the official delegation of India
Issue No. 287 of the Third World Network's 'Resurgence' featured many articles by members of the Just Net Coalition, foregrounding global level Internet Governance issues of critical importance, during the run up to the IGF 2014, Istanbul. Parminder Jeet Singh's overview traces the International IG scene so far, emphasizes Snowden's…
The US and dominant global Internet companies fear regulation because it will adversely affect their control over the communication realm. Read Parminder Jeet Singh's take in the Hindu on the future direction of telecommunication regulations in lieu of the WCIT.
The bidding model adopted by ICANN in the allocation of generic top level domain names is creating monopolies and privatizing the knowledge commons, observes Parminder Jeet Singh in The Hindu.
In this piece for the Hindu, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses 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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Overall trends and developments in the area of e-governance in India
In the run up to the UN CSTD meeting in Geneva in May 2012 and IT for Change's campaign for 'democratising global Internet governance,'Parminder Jeet Singh in an op-ed for The Hindu addresses the manner in which economic and political powers are coming together in a new digital-political complex. This op-ed also carried the…