Short Course on Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World, 2014

IT for Change and Manipal Centre for Philosophy and HumanitiesUniversity of Manipal organised a course on 'Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World' that examined themes such as: Role of Technology in Oppression and Emancipation through History, Digital Technologies and the Discourse of Social Justice in India, Globalisation and Democracy in an Internet-mediated world, and the Place of Media, Culture and Community in Network Society. The fundamental objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, students, NGO representatives to explore conceptual frameworks in an emerging field through dialogue and deliberation.The workshop was conducted by subject-experts from the two organising institutions and other scholar-activists, researchers and practitioners.

Day 1

Social Justice Frameworks – and what has the Internet got to do with it? (Lecture)

Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal Centre for Philosophy & Humanities

Internet and New Activism: The dawn of a new democracy? (Panel)
Murali Shanmughavelan, Ph D. Scholar - SOAS

Jasmeen Patheja , Blank Noise

Social Justice and the Network Society – Towards a Theoretical Frame (Lecture)

Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change

Where are the Alternatives ? Is distributed power possible? (Panel)
Solomon Prakash, mGaadi 

T.Vishnu Vardhan, Centre for Internet and Society

Kiran Jonnalagadda, HasGeek

Day 2

Where is State Power in Network Society? (Lecture)

Usha Ramanathan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

Social Justice in an Internet-mediated world (Public lecture)

Nikhil Dey, Mazdoor Kishan Shakti Sangathan

What is the Internet? Tracing the locus of its power (Lecture)

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change

Global Justice post-Snowden (Lecture)

Prabir Purkayastha, Knowledge Commons

An information society for the future – towards an ethical framework (Panel)

Meera Baindur, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities

Nikhil Govind, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities


Day 3

Manifesto for an Equitable, Just and Democratic Internet – (Group work and presentation)

Manifesto 1

Manifesto II


Workshop Wiki Website


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