Enabling Elections
Enabling Elections

For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Policy Research and the Centre for Internet and Society have come up with a report. The report addresses the barriers that people with disabilities face during elections and recommends solutions for the same.

Accessibility of Political Parties Websites in India
NVDA e-Speak Text-to-Speech Project Update (March 2014)
National Resource Kit: The Jammu & Kashmir Chapter (Revised)
National Resource Kit: The Himachal Pradesh Chapter
National Resource Kit : The Haryana Chapter (Revised)
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Internet Governance
Very Big Brother

The Centre for Internet and Society, the organization I work for, currently serves on a committee established by the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology in January 2013. The committee has been charged with preparing a report on the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill.

Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy vs. The Leaked 2014 Privacy Bill
Net Neutrality, Free Speech and the Indian Constitution - I
Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security
Between the Local and the Global: Notes Towards Thinking the Nature of Internet Policy
Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
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Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview

One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March 2014. These studies attempted to chart various aspects of the digital landscape in India today, with a focus on emerging forms of humanistic enquiry engendered by the Internet and new digital technologies. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the key learnings from these projects.

The Machinistic Paradigm Collapse
‘Doing’ Digital Humanities: Reflections on a project on Online Feminism in India
Animating the Archive – A Survey of Printed Digitized Materials in Bengali and their Use in Higher Education
Confession in the Digital Age
The Digital Humanities Discourse: The Knowledge Question on the Wikipedia
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Access to Knowledge
App Developers Series: Services, Products, Dichotomy & IP – Part I

Recently, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) held a series of interviews in attempts to better understand the ecosystem in which India's mobile app industry is emerging, how it is governed by India's current laws, and how mobile app developers are affected as a result. The following written series maps out the given responses and presents our findings from these interviews and accompanying conversations.

Online Survey for Indian Mobile App Developer Startups & Enterprises
Cultural Interests vs. Modernization: Robert Shapiro on IPR & Innovation in India
WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 26th Session- Consolidated Notes (Part 3 of 3)
Broadcast Treaty: An Overview
WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 26th Session- Consolidated Notes (Part 2 of 3)
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Digital Natives
Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion
Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion

This post brings three storytellers together to find points of intersection between their methods. The format will be that of a panel discussion and it features: Arjun Srivathsa from Pocket Science India, Ameen Haque from the Storywallahs, and Ajay Dasgupta from The Kahani Project. They discuss technology, interpretation and action in storytelling.

Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient
Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha
Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 2
Storytelling as Performance: The Ugly Indian and Blank Noise 1
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