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Free Basics, now through the backdoor, The Hindu

Parminder Jeet Singh
July
2016
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Media Articles

This article flags how the ‘problem people had with Free Basics is now sought to be resolved by making Free Basics equally available across all telcos, and not just one network as earlier!’By allowing content providers to subsidise access to their sites, using the logic of Internet exceptionalism, India’s telecom provider is weakening its previous stance on net neutrality.

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So what could be wrong with free Internet?

Parminder Jeet Singh
January
2016
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Media Articles

In the 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 argued how differntial pricing will invert the basic egalitarian design of the Internet with very harful consequences to the society in this article in Deccan Herald.

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Submission for the UN OHCHR report on ways to bridge the gender divide from a human rights perspective

ITfC
February
2017
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Advocacy Statements

IT for Change made a submission, in response to the Call for Inputs from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a Human Rights perspective.The submission detailed IT for Change's position on adopting a human rights approach to bridge the gender digital divide, which starts with the recognition that the divide is not a technical issue of connectivity but a political issue of building access architectures which are universal and affordable;unconditional and equal; and which promote meaningful use cul

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What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do

Parminder Jeet Singh
January
2016
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Media Articles

Following Face book’s aggressive campaign to gain public support for Free Basics, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this article, "What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do" argues how while the campaign utterly failed in its intended purpose, its unintended consequences may have done a lot of good to India. Firstly, it helped make a case for governments providing a basic data package as an entitlement to everyone.

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