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Students from BHS High School participating in a 'Mathematics Camp' organized on October 21-23  at Vijaya Teachers College. 

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IT for Change and Indian Police Foundation, with support from UN Women and Web Foundation, are organizing a Strategy Meeting on a Systemic Response to Gender-based Cyberviolence.

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Introducing, Bot Populi, an independent online media space examining the Digital from a social justice and global south perspective.

 

A major problem is that most people still see data just as ordinary knowledge or information which therefore is best to be subject to 'open access' regimes. This is also the moral basis for the free global flows of data advocacy -- which argument many if not most civil society activists worldwide often fall prey to. The research paper attempts, in…

The platform model has emerged as a game changing force, transforming economic activity across key sectors. Platformization as the process of such a shift towards new modes of production and exchange serves as the pièce de résistance of global economic organization in the digital paradigm.

Between 2018-19, with support from the Web Foundation, IT for Change implemented the Righting Gender Wrongs project, an exploratory socio-legal research on gender-based cyberviolence across six sites of study in India, covering the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Through a range of research methods -- self administered surveys with…

Digital and data technologies are not merely tools or enablers of development; they are the scaffolds of a new social paradigm. As data flows through a more and more interconnected planet, the capture of network-data spaces by corporate and state interest recasts opportunity structures, heightening inequalities between, and within, countries. The intertwining of…

Audio resources are a critical component for developing listening skills in learners, which conventional print based resources (text books) are unable to provide. IT for Change, in collaboration with RIESI, designed and conducted one-day workshops for the participants of different batches of the Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELT)…
Nandini Chami was a panelist at the session: 'Towards an empowerment scorecard for women in e-commerce' during  UNCTAD e-Commerce week in Geneva, Switzerland. The pane deliberated on the following questions: To what extent has the global digital economy and the current e-commerce regime been successful in furthering women’s empowerment and gender…

IN THE MEDIA

The debate on political ads on social media is just a distraction, the law cannot be used to legitimise private censorship

This article was first published in Firstpost.

A mass exodus from Twitter over to open-source microblogging community Mastodon is in the news, and it’s not the first time that users have responded to social media’s opaque content moderation policies in this way. Calls to #deletefacebook abounded after the …

How a low-income community in Bengaluru used data to demand a bus route

“In your opinion, what is the most prevalent problem faced by the residents of your area?” three of us from the non-profit IT for Change, asked the youth of Old Baiyappanahalli a few months ago.

It didn’t take long for the youth to unanimously respond – the traffic at the railway gate, which had been the…

Looking Beyond Privacy: The Importance of Economic Rights to Our Data

Digital data and the pervasive intelligence that it provides about people, and about artefactual and natural phenomenon, is the very basis of a digital economy. With the industrial revolution, machines soon became practically unavoidable everywhere; the same will be true of much of digital intelligence-based…

Digital economy deserves more

Going by the chapter on data in the Economic Survey released on July 4, it seemed that the government’s new Budget would carry new thinking on the digital economy. If data of, for, and by, the people was going to be an important digital mantra, then the Budget had to build on this. However, the BJP government’s…

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