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Student Digifest 2020

Nearly a hundred students from 8 government and government-aided schools in Bengaluru participated in Digifest 2020.

Gender

Born Digital, Born Free Report

The 'Righting Gender Wrongs' project is an exploratory socio-legal research on gender-based cyberviolence in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Development & Democracy

AI series

Our new series, 'Reconceptualising Development in Times of Digital Intelligence' examines the impact of AI on inclusion, livelihoods, equity and rights.

 

Bot Populi

Bot Populi

Our independent online media space, Bot Populi, examines the digital from a social justice and global south perspective.

 

This policy brief deals with the principles and framework to govern aggregate non-personal data as 'common pool resources'. Such an intervention is necessary in view of the large dividends acquired through the use of such data, the widespread de facto collection of data and its potential as a raw material for the development of Artificial…
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.   IT for Change’s research project, ‘Policy Frameworks for Digital Platforms – Moving…
Technologies that map women’s bodies and reproductive choices are a site of patriarchal control and surveillance while simultaneously creating an illusion of choice or autonomy for users. This report recognizes and examines the ways in which the absence of safeguards for sensitive and personal data and information disproportionately targets women…
The following is our submission to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the Draft Amendment to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2018 with special reference to gender-based cyberviolence against women Even as the digital sphere has emerged as a site for new forms of community building, online sexism, misogyny and gender-…
Recently, IT for Change (ITfC) conducted the Student Digifest 2020 aimed at providing a platform to allow students from government and government-aided schools in Bengaluru to demonstrate their learning through the use of digital technology. The outcome was an array of presentations and artwork by nearly 100 students from eight schools across the…
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…

IN THE MEDIA

Booking Platforms Disrupt Tourism Value Chains in India

How are booking platforms changing  the global tourism industry and the tourism value chain? Who are the big winners in the platformization of the Indian tourism industry and who is missing out? Does the integration of local tourism businesses into digital booking platforms democratise and  balance economic power…

How the Web Is Failing Women and Girls

IT for Change's Nandini Chami appeared on BBC Newshour on the 31st birthday of the World Wide Web to talk about the scale of online gender-based violence and the ways in which the web seems to be failing women and girls. The highlights of the discussion were as follows: As IT for Change's previous research has…

An Alternate AI Framework – For People and the Planet

The human body is asserting itself more than as a performative spectacle on the streets. From Hong Kong to India, Catalonia, Lebonan, Chile and many more, the body is a signifier of bio-power and hope, defeating surveillance, courting arrest and deliberately seeking the system’s panoptic gaze. The proliferation of…

A New AI-Led World Order Needs to Rewrite the Rules of Data Capitalism

The glass is half full. Voices of resistance to power are everywhere. Students and young people are taking to the streets; women are infiltrating public discourse; and the unlikely activist is joining popular uprisings. Social movements are rejecting tokenism and ‘woke-washing’ from corporations, demanding that…

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