Global South and IG

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 from developing countries by a few, primarily US…

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 surrounding cyber-security, global internet…

2015

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, India, presented a draft proposal at the Russian Internet Governance Forum's panel on BRICS, for instituting a formal framework of cooperation on digital economy, and also setting up a research centre in this area. This proposal appeared as an article in Other News. Click here for the proposal as published…

2015

Parminder Jeet Singh wrote an op-ed in The Hindu about entrenchment of power and control with regard to the global Internet in the hands of a few economic and political elites, overwhelming based in the US, leading to what may be called as a unipolar networked-digital complex. India needs to work in a BRICS framework for cooperation on digital…

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 far, emphasizes Snowden's intervention and offers a…

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…

2011

Framing a development agenda for Internet governance has been a key policy research area for IT for Change. The Internet is transforming power relationships at all levels, and therefore, geopolitical and geo-economic relationships. Developed countries, led by the US, where almost all of global digital big business is centred…

2008

This article authored for the 5 April 2008 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly  articulates the political contestations surrounding the governance of the Internet and explores how governments from the global South can challenge the dominant neo-liberal ideologies that shape the existing cornerstones of Internet…