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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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'Network publics as digital futures' - presentation at 'Conference on Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy' by Club De Madrid in New York

Anita
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2011
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Beyond the Offline-Online Binary-Why Women Need a New Global Social Contract, GenderIT.org

Anita Gurumurthy
December
2016
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Commentaries

The article explores how the idea of substantive equality– a compass for human rights and the key to gender justice – must be interpreted anew as the force of digital technologies complicates the temporal-spatial nature of social relations and institutions.


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Girls' economic rights and empowerment

IT for Change
2009
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Media Articles

This paper was written for Plan International's Annual Report, entitled 'Because I am a Girl'. For girls and young women, especially in the global south, ICT access and its effective use provide new avenues in their journeys towards economic empowerment. This paper unpacks some typical myths about ICTs, gender and empowerment in order to explore these complexities, and strongly argues for a citizenship and rights-based approach to ICTs to promote individual and collective empowerment of girls in the information society context.

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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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Negotiating the local/global in feminist media studies: Conversations with Ana Carolina Escosteguy and Anita Gurumurthy

2011
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Commentaries

For the tenth anniversary of Feminist Media Studies, Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes engage with Carolina Escosteguy and Anita Gurumurthy about the degree of impact that feminism and feminist media studies have had, can have, and should have, in the global "South". The conversations show the importance of investigating the local, while simultaneously acknowledging global shifts in knowledge production and distribution.

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Workshop on 'Mapping gender in the information society'

IT for Change
2005
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Workshop Outputs

The workshop was organised by the WSIS Gender Caucus, IT for Change, UNDP Asia Pacific Gender Mainstreaming Programme, and the UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme, in partnership with IDRC and UNIFEM South Asia in Bangkok (Thailand) on 31 October 2001.

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