Parminder Jeet Singh

On 20th July, 2013, Parminder Jeet Singh drafted a position paper reflecting on the current nature of e-governance schemes upon sampling and studying recent developments in the area, where he posits that the increasing role of ICTs in governance is resulting in a de facto…

The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has spawned similar initiatives in many countries and regions. However there has been concerns whether some of them merely legitimate corporate lobbying, making it more respectable and institutionalised now. In this context, it is important that IGF like institutions are carefully nurtured, from within the…

IT for Change deliberates on the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in this op-ed for The Hindu. We consider the refusal of the US and its allies to sign the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) to be a historic turning point in…

Dear Google; Yes, the world indeed needs an open Internet, for which reason it is rather awful to note that you, meaning, Google;

1) Sold the entire net neutrality campaign down the drain in the US, by first assuming its leadership and then entering into a self-serving agreement with Verizon, whereby the main means of accessing the…

We see four sets of issues that are most important in terms of the forthcoming ITU meeting, World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT), which will revisit the International Telecommunication Regulations. These are as follows:

1. State control over Internet routing system

This is perhaps the single most…

This is a response to Vinton G. Cerf's article on 'Internet Access is Not a Human Right'

Two (very different) kinds of people have opposed terming access to the Internet as a human right. One category is of technology/ Internet-enthusiasts who otherwise argue so much about how the Internet has…

This is a response to an article by Osama Manzar. Read the original article here.
If we did suppose Facebook to be a nation, as Manzar suggests, it would be the only nation that is ruled by a few individuals, in their private interest, and still is not called undemocratic. There are no calls for its 'public and democratic governance' and…