Centre for Internet & Society

Digital Natives with a Cause? is a knowledge programme initiated by CIS, India and Hivos, Netherlands. It is a research inquiry that seeks to look at the changing landscapes of social change and political participation and the role that young people play through digital and internet technologies, in emerging information societies. The collaboration has produced a four book collective around 'digital revolutions' in a post Arab spring world, a position paper, a scouting report and three international workshops in Taipei, Johannesburg and Santiago.

Key Research


  1. Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?, edited by Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen, 15 September 2011.
  2. Digital Natives with a Cause? Thinkathon: Position Papers, edited by Nishant Shah, Josine Stremmelaar and Fieke Jansen, 3 December 2010.
  3. Digital Natives with a Cause? A Report, Nishant Shah and Sunil Abraham, 3 December 2009.

Peer Review Essay

  1. Between the Stirrup and the Ground: Relocating Digital Activism, Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen, Democracy & Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, 23 August 2011.