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A short history of India's CIRP proposal

27 October, 2012
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Media Articles
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Commentaries

In 'Where did the mysterious CIRP come from – A short alternative (almost sub-altern) account of its history' Parminder Jeet Singh, unpacks the politics of 'enhanced-coperation'. The article recounts the IT for Change's continued efforts towards a more inclusive debate on this topic at various internaional forums and the resistance put up by certain stakeholders from the global North to such steps being taken.

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Financing ICTD: Insights from initiatives in India

IT for Change
2004
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Research Papers and Reports

This paper was a contribution to the deliberations of the Task Force on Financial Mechanisms set up under the process for the World summit on the information society (WSIS). It is a summary of insights emerging from a study of 3 large scale ICT4D initiatives in India. It discusses issues relevant to financial mechanisms from a field level viewpoint, through the analysis of four key areas: (1) ICT-based services networks; (2) ownership issues in multistake holder partnerships; (3) infrastructure, technology and regulation; and (4) ICT funding in core developmental areas.

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Internet governance and development agenda

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Anita Gurumurthy
2008
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Commentaries

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 governance.

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IT for Change at the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on WSIS + 10 Review

December
2015
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UN General Assembly, New York, USA
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Presentations

Parminder Jeet Singh, representing IT for Change, was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly's High Level Meeting on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 Review on 16th December, 2015 in New York, USA. The main objective of this meeting was to do an overall review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes. In his talk, Parminder highlighted the importance of having global governance mechanisms in place to ensure that the egalitarian potential of the Internet is not lost.

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Mapping an ignored agenda: Internet governance at the WSIS

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
2006
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Position papers

In this article, Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh analyse the way in which the emphasis on Internet governance and its high visibility in the WSIS process tended to take focus away from the important issue of exploring how the Internet can address long-standing development issues.

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Political economy of the information society – A Southern view

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
2008
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Position papers

The authors discuss the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its positive outcomes in terms of Internet governance, and negative outcomes regarding the failure to establish a financing mechanism for Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD).

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