network society

2016

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.

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

The Telecom Regulating Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper to test waters and the public sentiment over regulating the at-present loosely defined OTT (over-the-top) services. One of the most important issues in the paper was of net neutrality and its various pros and cons. The paper saw intense public engagement with media…

2015

In a Q & A, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the social underpinnings of the Net Neutrality discussion and the principles that should guide any regulation in this area. This segment was carried as part of Down to Earth's cover story for June 2015.

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…

2014

In September 2014, IT for Change and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, co-organised a Round Table in Bengaluru titled 'Inclusion in the network society – mapping development alternatives, forging research agendas'. The Round Table brought together leading scholars, development practitioners and thinkers, interested in…

2013

In early 2013, the Department of India, government of India, set up a working group for developing Principles for Internet Governance in India. IT for Change is a member of this working group. In April, 2013, we submitted a detailed input paper outlining a framework for developing such principles called "From Internet to…

2013

At the World Summit on Information Society + 10 Review,  Anita Gurumurthy delivered a speech as civil society representative, at the closing ceremony.

This speech (English version) highlights the need to galvanise the moment of ambiguity into an opportunity that gathers progressive energies towards a…

2013

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini.C and Emma Saloranta represented IT for Change at the International Working Forum on Women, ICTs and Development. The Forum was organised by UN Women and the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, between January 10-11, 2013, in Washington D.C. The overall objective of the Forum…