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Open Letter: Just Net Coalition asks Sir Tim Berners-Lee to veto EME recommendation

Swati Mehta
April
2017
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Advocacy Statements

The Just Net Coalition (JNC) has sent an open letter to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, voicing its objection to World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) official recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). The use of EME, developed by W3C, poses a risk to billions of people's security and privacy, and restricts their access to information. EME's allow publishers to use Digital Rights Management/Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), a dangerous code installed on users' device without their consent. This in turn gives publishers control over what end-users do with their content.

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Comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’

ITfC
February
2017
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Advocacy Statements

IT for Change participated in the National Consultation for reviewing the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW, convened by Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR) in February 2017. The submission highlights the need to work towards the larger agenda of building a gender-just digital economy. It argues that women's economic empowerment in the digital society is much more than access.

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IT for Change at UNESCO's CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action

ITfC
March
2015
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Presentations

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak at the international multistakeholder conference CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action organised by UNESCO in Paris. The conference was held to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. The meeting proposed recommendations for responses to Internet-related issues in UNESCO’s fields of competence.

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Open but not public - Social membership in information society as a club good

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
2010
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Commentaries

Prepared for a workshop on Open Development organised by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada) in May 2010, the paper presents a comprehensive critique of the concept of openness, taken from the technology discourse. The paper critically analyses the elements of openness – greater access, participation and collaboration – citing empirical evidence from the field of Information and Communication Technology Development (ICTD) and Internet Governance.

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Rethinking ICTD – 'Back to the basics' of development

Parminder Jeet Singh
2008
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Policy Documents

This paper was prepared for the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) Global Forum on Access and Connectivity: Innovative Funding for ICT for Development (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in May 2008 The analysis captures the significance of a rights-based approach to ICTD, which can provide a new point of anchor to develop its theory, policy frameworks and practice, while mainstreaming into ‘development’ with its central ethos of equity, social justice and participatory methods.

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