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The new Intermediary Guidelines (IL Guidelines), require messaging platforms that have over 50 lakh registered users (such as WhatsApp) “enable the identification of the first originator of the information”.

The challenge from WhatsApp is that this impinges on an individual’s…

IT for Change is part of a coalition of NGOs and labor unions that has called on the Reserve Back of India (RBI) to not proceed with licensing corporations to run parallel financial infrastructures like Universal Payment Interface (UPI) on a for-profit basis. This coalition includes the workers…

Nandini Chami will be conducting the fourth Crash Course on big tech, techno-feudalism and democracy, on the topic of Big Tech and the Global South. This session is being organized by Crash Course, a platform designed to open up…

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IT for Change (ITfC) and Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi collaborated to design and conduct a five-day workshop on “Use of technology and OER for e-content development” for ODL professionals of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysuru.…

IT for Change will be co-hosting the Research Working Group Meeting of the Global Platform Governance Network in May.

CIGI and Reset have partnered to create the Global Platform Governance Network (…

IT for Change is hosting the strategy roundtable 'Socializing Data Value: How Can Data Governance Meet the Challenge?' on May 11-12, with support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

The two-day roundtable will bring together a small group of scholars, scholar-activists, and practitioners…

The draft Digital Markets Act envisages the obligations of data sharing by large…

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic during March 2020 in India led to nationwide lockdown and the prolonged closure of schools to reduce the risk of infection. This heavily disrupted the learning process, causing a large gap in the academic exposure of students. To bridge the learning gap in…

Future of Rights and Citizenship in the Digital Age seeks to identify and address challenges emerging from increased usage of data and algorithms in society. Supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, this project will undertake systematic, evidence-based research…

Anita Gurumurthy will be chairing a panel on Critical Approaches and Theories for Platform Governance, at the First Annual Conference of the Platform Governance Network, being held from March 24-26, 2021.

The session will feature a wide range of presentations and inputs…

IT for Change invites proposals from consultants to work on our ‘Digital Futures in Asia’ series to develop rigorous regional outlooks in three critical sectors – work, finance and social media – which are at a crucial conjuncture and stand to be wholly transformed through the process of…

IT for Change is collaborating with the NMKRV College for Women to conduct the “ICT Integrated Learning” Course as part of the four-year “Integrated B.Ed program” being offered by the college. The college is one of few pioneers to offer the 4-year Integrated B.A B.Ed and B.Sc B.Ed programs,…

Anita Gurumurthy will be chairing the panel "Optimizing Tech-Based Solutions for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Business" at the second International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), organized by…

In collaboration with the Data and Society Research Institute, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), and others, IT for Change is co-organizing the first Annual Conference of the Platform Governance Research Network, which will take place from March 24 to 26, 2021. The three-…

IT for Change, with support from EdelGive Foundation and International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC), is bringing together legal scholars, practitioners, platform intermediaries, feminist activists and journalists in a three-part webinar series to unpack sexist hate speech online…

IT for Change's research and advocacy track on labor aims to consider the emergent challenges for workers and laborers in the digital economy, and build a new frontier of labor rights for the 21st century. Our work is primarily concerned with the working conditions of and social security for gig…

IT for Change, with support from the World Wide Web Foundation, is expanding upon The Feminist Observatory of the Internet within our co-founded alternative media platform …

IT for Change is excited to be a member of the Fair, Green and Global Alliance (FGG) – a consortium of eight global organizations – whose goal is to expand civil society voices to make trade and global supply chains just and fair in Global South contexts.

As part of this five year program…

Yogesh K S gave a lightning talk hosted by the Creative Commons Open Education Platform demonstrating how MediaWiki platform, and Wikimedia open knowledge projects can be used as pedagogical tools to access…

A steady stream of public commentary is flowing in about the implications of the draft Rules on Social Security Code, 2020, and the Motor Vehicle Aggregators Guidelines, 2020, for the rights of platform workers. We interrogate these developments from a data rights standpoint. The draft Rules on…

Technology is often heralded as the ultimate answer to all developmental issues, although it is a mere tool. Through its flagship programs like Digital India, Smart Cities, and Startup India, India is gearing up for a technological revolution, but it holds as many threats as promises for our…

With the pandemic forcing the teaching and learning process to migrate to the online mode, the education system has faced an upheaval like never before. This has posed several challenges to teachers and students in India. V. Madhurima and Gurumurthy Kasinathan discuss the challenges and…

Working closely with the trade unions All India Gig Workers Union & Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers, and the civil society organisations Aapti Institute, the Centre for Internet and Society, Tandem Research and TWN Trust, IT for Change co-drafted an input from the standpoint…

Anita Gurumurthy will be moderating a virtual discussion on "Digital Platforms, Labour Rights, and Organising for Women in the Gig Economy", which is part of Arthan's "Women, Work and the Gig Economy" research initiative, and is taking place during their international Future of Work forum from…

Anita Gurumurthy spoke at a webinar on Platform Cooperatives, as part of the ILO COOP 100 Symposium, where she presented insights from an upcoming research paper from IT for Change, conducted for the ILO. The paper, titled "Platform Labour in Search of Value", researches new political organizing…

The digital gender divide has become “a matter of life and death,” in the words of the UN Secretary General in June 2020. Health care information (particularly about COVID-19), education, and economic activity

The Centre for Education and Technology, IT for Change, offered a 4-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Teaching Mathematics with Technology, in collaboration with the Foundation for Education, Ecology and Livelihood, and support from the Commonwealth of…

Anita Gurumurthy gave a masterclass on Economies Through Data: Southern Feminist Perspectives, as part of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies, 2020. This masterclass was organized by DAWN and Escuela de Economia Feminista in collaboration with IT for Change and Feminist Digital…

Translation is seen as a high-skilled professional activity, which restricts its reach. Three members of an NGO, that works with government schools, attempted to translate text from English to Kannada, using easily accessible digital tools; the NGO also supported teams of student-teachers and…