Global South and IG

2017

This background paper developed for South Centre, Geneva, highlights how developing countries need to develop competencies and skills in global diplomacy around digital trade, and shape new geopolitical strategies, moving beyond narrow lenses of IT industry concerns or ICTs for development. Data is the new raw material that…

2017

IT for Change submitted comments on the draft general comment on state obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities. The submission asserted the need for an immediate and appropriate regulatory response to platform-companies, who have increasingly become key actors in every sector.

2016

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 exercised, exhorts us to embark on an urgent…

2016

Article 19 called for a public consultation on Principles on Privacy and Freedom of Expression. IT for Change submitted comments to the Draft Principles. Our inputs emphasized: the need to re-formulate the concept of personal data in times of Big Data analysis, algorithms and interlinking of databases; safeguards to protect…

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

In this piece for The Hindu, Parminder Jeet Singh writes 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.

2014

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…

2014

Dear friends,

 

It is an honour to be here and to speak on this panel.

I would like to talk about geographies of the network society that are excluded – geographies typically characterised as 'bottom of the pyramid' by non-inhabitants – geographies that are home to those who we are told are waiting to be empowered by the…

2014

IAMCR's 2014 took place in Hyderabad, India from 15th-19th July. The conference theme was Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice. Anita Gurumurthy was invited to be a part of the panel on 'Governing Digital Spaces: Issues of Access, Freedom and Privacy'. Anita began her talk, by tracing the discursive trajectory of many a popular IG…