Internet governance

This document puts forth a research framework for ‘Policy Frameworks for Digital Platforms - Moving from Openness to Inclusion’. It outlines and clarifies the key concepts invoked in this project and offers a broad meta research framework for the project. This framework has been constructed ground-up from a synthesis of the research proposals…

Between 2015-2017, IT for Change actively engaged in a series of consultations convened by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on regulation of Over-the-Top services, differential pricing of data, and core principles of net neutrality in the Indian context.
In these responses, IT for Change develops a unique set of…

Since 2015, IT for Change has been actively engaged in influencing the policy debate on net neutrality in India, undertaking policy research and advocacy. We carried out a field research in New Delhi on patterns of access and use of the Internet that demonstrated the critical importance of universal access to the full Internet, for marginalised…

IT for Change is a civil society member of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC). In late 2012, the WGEC issued a questionnaire to the public, in a bid to elicit views on the World Summit on the Information Society's (WSIS) mandate regarding "enhanced cooperation" (appropriate mechanisms for governance of the global Internet). Find…

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1. Which stakeholder category do you belong to?

NGO – in Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC

2. What do you think is the significance, purpose and scope of enhanced…

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The following is a list of 43 civil society organizations, 10 of them with ECOSOC status, and many more individuals, who supported the joint civil society input to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation, which can be seen here

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Urgente! Se necesita su apoyo para impulsar una visión progresista de la sociedad civil en el Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU que formulará recomendaciones para la democratización de la gobernanza global de…

 A civil society input to the UN Working Group looking at institutional mechanisms for global governance of the Internet

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We are happy to inform you that Parminder Jeet Singh of IT for Change has been selected as one of the five civil society members of the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (on Internet-related public policy issues). His nomination was supported by 42 civil society organizations and networks worldwide.

IT for Change deliberates on the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in this op-ed for The Hindu. We consider the refusal of the US and its allies to sign the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) to be a historic turning point in…