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Blog Entry How the Telecom Act undermines personal liberties
by Rajat Kathuria and Isha Suri published Feb 20, 2024 — filed under:
In this article, Prof. Rajat Kathuria and Isha Suri analyse whether the law has enough safeguards and an independent regulatory architecture to protect the rights of citizens. The authors posit that the current version leaves the door open for an overenthusiastic enforcement machinery to suppress fundamental rights without any meaningful checks and balances.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Open Movement in India (2013-23): The Idea and Its Expressions
by Soni Wadhwa published Feb 12, 2024 last modified Feb 13, 2024 02:57 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This report identifies some broad patterns that have materialized in the Open Movement in the country in the last decade. The report is based on a reading of the available literature on selected projects and conversations with academicians and advocates of the Open. The rough outline of the Open initiatives is accompanied by reflections on the nature of the Open here and the need to envision it differently from what it currently is.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Using the Wikimedia sphere for the revitalization of small and underrepresented languages in India
by Subodh Kulkarni published Feb 10, 2024 — filed under: , , , ,
This report explores opportunities within the Wikimedia movement and projects to help revitalise small and underrepresented languages in India and provide recommendations to CIS’s Access to Knowledge team in furthering this effort. The report is mainly based on a roundtable conversation on Digital Access in Bhubaneswar with a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, including independent researchers, representatives from non-profit organizations, retired government officials, Wikimedia contributors (both Odia and Santali), ecological activists, directors of research institutes, consultants, and journalists. This was organized by the Access to Knowledge team of CIS in collaboration with Vasundhara, Bhubaneswar.
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Blog Entry Commemorating Ulo Senthamizh Kodai (1945 - 2024): A Luminary of Tamil Open Knowledge Movement
by Pavan Santhosh published Feb 08, 2024 — filed under: , ,
பயன்தூக்கார் செய்த உதவி நயன்தூக்கின் நன்மை கடலின் பெரிது. (௱௩ - 103) திருவள்ளுவர் (Payandhookkaar Seydha Udhavi Nayandhookkin Nanmai Katalin Peridhu (Transliteration). The contribution made without weighing the return, When weighed, outweighs the sea. - Thiruvalluvar
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Detecting Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) Blocking
by Divyank Katira published Sep 05, 2023 last modified Sep 05, 2023 12:10 PM
A new internet protocol makes it harder for internet service providers to censor websites. We made a technical intervention to check if censors are interfering with its deployment.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 43: Notes from Day 1
by Shweta Mohandas published Apr 28, 2023 — filed under: , , ,
Member states delivered opening statements and deliberated on the progress, substantive provisions, and method of work on the draft broadcasting treaty text. This blog post summarises positions and contentions that supported: 1)The need for balance between rights of broadcasters and that of users and researchers 2) Questions around fixation and signal piracy 3) Need for consensus and towards a diplomatic conference
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS Statement in WIPO SCCR 43
by Shweta Mohandas and Anubha Sinha published Mar 28, 2023 — filed under: , ,
Shweta Mohandas delivered a statement on behalf of CIS, on day 1 of the 43rd WIPO SCCR session on the Broadcast Treaty.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CensorWatch: On the Implementation of Online Censorship in India
by Divyank Katira published Mar 14, 2023 last modified Mar 15, 2023 11:58 AM
Results from a nation-wide empirical study on web censorship
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Civil Society’s second opinion on a UHI prescription
by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas published Feb 15, 2023 — filed under: , , ,
On January 13, Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas from CIS participated in an online collaboration organised by Internet Freedom Foundation for a joint submission to the Consultation Paper on Operationalising Unified Health Interface (UHI) in India released by the National Health Authority.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Exploring Knowledge Repositories on Water Resources in India
by Subodh Kulkarni published Oct 21, 2022 — filed under: , , , ,
This research study explores knowledge repositories on water resources in India, with a focus on how the digital transition has impacted the process of creation & access to these resources and possible collaborations to build open digital repositories around water. The research was undertaken by Subodh Kulkarni, with editorial inputs by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Chiara Furtado. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2021–2022.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs