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Blog Entry Konkani Wikipedia Advances in 4 Days — From 90 Articles to 130 Articles!
by Nitika Tandon published Aug 31, 2013 last modified Sep 03, 2013 10:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
There has been a rise of article contributions to the Konkani Wikipedia in a span of 4 days following a 4 day programme organized by the CIS-A2K team for M.A. students from the Konkani Department, Goa University at the Central State Library, Goa from August 21 to 24, 2013. Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi conducted the event.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry FinFisher in India and the Myth of Harmless Metadata
by Maria Xynou published Aug 13, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 11:30 AM — filed under: , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou argues that metadata is anything but harmless, especially since FinFisher — one of the world's most controversial types of spyware — uses metadata to target individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Banking and Accessibility in India: A Report by CIS
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 12, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 04:00 AM — filed under: , ,
The report gives an analysis of banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India. Besides a detailed look at the legal provisions and guidelines on banking and technology, the report also provides a view on different disabilities in relation to banking and accessibility in India and contains case studies and guidelines from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America, Canada and the Netherlands. The report sums up the analysis with suggestions and recommendations to improve banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Are Indian Consumer Laws Ready for the Digital Age?
by Vipul Kharbanda published Aug 08, 2013 last modified Aug 08, 2013 11:52 AM — filed under: , ,
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, recognizing the need for protection of the rights of consumers, drafted a set of model guidelines on consumer protection which were adopted by the General Assembly in 1985. The United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP) act as an international reference point of the consumer movement, however since it has been over a quarter of a century since they were first drafted, there is a strong argument for revising them to bring them in line with new developments in technology and business practices.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Institute on Internet & Society: Event Report
by Srividya Vaidyanathan published Jul 30, 2013 last modified Oct 15, 2013 06:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Institute on Internet and Society organized by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) with grant supported by the Ford Foundation took place from June 8 to 14, 2013 at the Golden Palms Resort in Bangalore.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
Blog Entry Privacy Protection Bill, 2013 (With Amendments based on Public Feedback)
by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2013 CIS drafted the Privacy Protection Bill as a citizens' version of a privacy legislation for India. Since April 2013, CIS has been holding Privacy Roundtables in collaboration with FICCI and DSCI, with the objective of gaining public feedback to the Privacy Protection Bill and other possible frameworks for privacy in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Indian Language Wikipedia Statistics (September 2012 – April 2013)
by T.Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Aug 23, 2013 01:48 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Access to Knowledge team carried out a quantitative analysis to identify trends and growth patterns in Indian Language Wikipedias over the time period from September 2012 to April 2013.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh Treaty") has been successfully concluded. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works by blind persons, persons with visual impairment, and other print disabled persons, by requiring mandatory exceptions in copyright law to enable conversions of books into accessible formats, and by enabling cross-border transfer of accessible format books.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Whose Change is it Anyway?
by Nishant Shah published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in information and network societies. It observes that change is constantly and explicitly invoked at different stages in research, practice, and policy in relation to digital technologies, citizen action, and network societies.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Draft ICAR Open Access Policy
by Nehaa Chaudhari published May 28, 2013 — filed under: ,
The following comments were submitted to the Indian Council for Agricultural Research on May 23, 2013.
Located in Openness / Blog