Sunil Abraham is the Executive Director of Bangalore based research organisation, the Centre for Internet and Society. He founded Mahiti in 1998, a company committed to creating high impact technology and communications solutions. Today, Mahiti employs more than 50 engineers. Sunil continues to serve on the board.
Sunil was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999 to 'explore the democratic potential of the Internet' and was also granted a Sarai FLOSS fellowship in 2003. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Between September 2007 and June 2008, he managed ENRAP an electronic network of International Fund for Agricultural Development projects in the Asia-Pacific facilitated and co-funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada.
- To find the list of major publications authored/co-authored by Sunil, click here
- Click on the links below to find the op-ed/columns/articles authored by Sunil in various newspapers:
- Patented Games (Economic Times, March 8, 2012)
- Photocopying the past (Indian Express, September 2, 2011)
- Do we need the Aadhar scheme? (Business Standard, February 1, 2012)
- Sense and Censorship (Indian Express, January 20, 2012)
- Privacy and Security can Co-Exist (Mail Today, June 21, 2011)
- Snooping Can Lead to Data Abuse (Mail Today, June 9, 2011)
- The Quixotic Fight to Clean up the Web (Tehelka, Vol 9, Issue 04, January 28, 2012)
- US Clampdown Worse than the Great Firewall (Tehelka, Volume 8, Issue 50, December 17, 2011)
- That’s the unkindest cut, Mr Sibal (Deccan Chronicle, December 11, 2011).
- Do You Want to be Watched? (Pragati, June 8, 2011)
- Big Brother is Watching You (Deccan Herald, June 1, 2011)
- We are anonymous, we are legion (Hindu, April 18, 2011)