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Blog Entry Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). The politics surrounding the WCIT are not discussed here but it must be kept in mind that they have played a significant role in the outcome of the conference and in some of the debates about it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Making Public Libraries Accessible to People with Disabilities
by Rahul Cherian published Jan 24, 2013 last modified Jan 24, 2013 11:10 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the 20 disability rights groups that wrote to the Ministry of Culture on January 23, 2013 seeking remedial action on the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing public libraries in India.
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Blog Entry Indic Language Wikipedias — Statistical Report — 2012
by Shiju Alex published Jan 21, 2013 last modified Feb 03, 2013 02:40 AM — filed under: , , ,
I have compiled the statistical update of the Indic language Wikipedias for the year 2012. As usual, in this report, my aim is to provide my perspectives on the health of various Indic language communities as well as the state of various Indic language wikipedias.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Accessible Broadcasting in India
by Srividya Vaidyanathan published Jan 11, 2013 last modified Jan 28, 2013 05:28 AM — filed under: ,
The abridged version of International Telecommunication Union's "Making Television Accessible" Report which we published last year has been broadened in scope and is now called "Accessible Broadcasting in India" report.
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Blog Entry National Resource Kit : The Kerala Chapter (Call for Comments)
by Anandhi Viswanathan published Dec 31, 2012 last modified Nov 07, 2013 06:20 AM — filed under: ,
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of Kerala.
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Blog Entry Non Unicode ISCII Text Can be Converted to Unicode Now!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 19, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Odia Wikipedian Manoj Sahukar has designed a new tool which can convert non Unicode ISCII text to Odia Unicode text. A majority of the digitized text and web content of newspapers and books are in non unicode text which now could be used for Wikipedia and other Odia Wiki projects. This opens a new arena for digitized free license books in Odia language.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Not Just Fancy Television
by Nishant Shah published Dec 08, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah reviews Ben Hammersley's book "64 Things You Need to Know for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear ", published by Hodder & Stoughton
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 25, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held by lawyers and legal academics to be unconstitutional. In this post Pranesh Prakash explores why that section is unconstitutional, how it came to be, the state of the law elsewhere, and how we can move forward.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Pervasive Mobile Technologies: Meet Our Mobile Devices!
by Jadine Lannon published Nov 23, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 07:48 AM — filed under: , ,
As a part of the Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Marketplace research project, the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is researching 12 mobile phone devices to generate a better understanding of the intellectual property (IP) implications of pervasive mobile technologies available in the Indian market. This post is an introduction to our 12 mobile phones.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores the legal angles to the arrests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog