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'Task Force for the Effective Implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act' - IT for Change at the National level consultation workshop

2012
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Research Papers and Reports

IT for Change was one of the five civil society members of the 'Task Force for the Effective Implementation of Section 4 of the RTI Act' constituted by Department of Personal and Training, Government of India. IT for Change also led the sub group of the Task Force on digital means for proactive disclosure. The report of the consultation was submitted to the Task Force. IT for Change also organised the digital disclosures track of the national level consultation workshop organised by the Task Force, whose report was also submitted to the task force.

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A Development Agenda in Internet Governance: Background Paper and Presentation by IT for Change

IT for Change
2012
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Presentations

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the South Centre, the Geneva-based inter-governmental thinktank, to address the developing country diplomats on global Internet-related policies and the appropriate institutional mechanisms for this purpose.

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Beauty lies in the ‘domain’ of the highest bidder

Parminder Jeet Singh
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http://itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/Beautylies_TheHindu_Param_sept242012.pdf
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Beauty lies in the ‘domain’ of the highest bidder

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Media Articles

Icann, the global authority dealing with domain names, is hastening the threat of monopolisation on the Internet through its new scheme
to sell generic words (like .beauty, .books, .search). IT for Change wrote an opinion piece in a leading English newspaper daily about how Icann is getting away with the problematic plan of putting up parts of our language up for privatisation. A day later, the daily published an editorial piece endorsing the same, which can be read here

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Comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the upcoming expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

2009
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Advocacy Statements

In 2009, IT for Change(ITfC) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding the imminent expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  The submission calls for the U.S. to forgo its unilateral control over critical Internet resources, as ITfC considers the Internet to be a global public resource that should have equal participation by all countries and people in its governance.

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Current list of Signatories

Current list of signatories

Organisational endorsements

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IBSA Dialogue Forum - Fifth Summit of Heads of State and Government - Tshwane Declaration

2011
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Declarations

The Heads of the States of IBSA acknowledged the importance of the IBSA Dialogue Forum as an instrument to promote coordination on global issues and deliberated on a few topics that are recorded in the Tshwane declaration. The Rio seminar also accepted to set up an IBSA Internet Governance and Development Observatory, which was a proposal first made by IT for Change.

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