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'Privacy Matters', Ahmedabad: Conference Report
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2011 last modified Apr 04, 2011 04:45 AM — filed under: ,
On 26 March 2011, civil society, lawyers, judges, students and NGO’s, gathered together at the Ahmedabad Management Association to take part in 'Privacy Matters' – a public conference organised by Privacy India in partnership with IDRC and Research Foundation for Governance in India (RFGI) — to discuss the challenges of privacy in India, with an emphasis on national security and privacy. The conference was opened by Prashant Iyengar, head researcher at Privacy India and Kanan Drhu, director of RFGI. Mr. Iyengar explained Privacy India’s mandate to raise awareness of privacy, spark civil action, and promote democratic dialogue around privacy challenges and violations in India. RFGI is a think tank established in 2009 which aims to research, promote, and implement various reforms to improve the legal and political process in Gujarat and across India. ‘Privacy Matters – Ahmedabad’ is the third conference out of the eight that Privacy India will be hosting across India. The next conference will take place in Hyderabad on 9 April 2011. It will focus on human rights and privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 29, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:31 AM — filed under: ,
As one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with over 65% of its billion-plus population under 35, India has huge potential. But according to Shyam Ponappa of the Centre for Internet & Society, its spectrum management – the electromagnetic waves that are used from home appliances like microwaves and remote controls, to radios, cell phones, and of course, the internet – could be a huge barrier to the country’s economic and social development.
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Google Policy Fellowship Program: Asia Chapter
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:34 AM — filed under: ,
For the ardent followers of free and open Internet and for those who love to debate on technology, media law and Internet-related policy issues, there is some good news. The Centre for Internet and Society, India is conducting a Google Policy Fellowship program this summer!
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Blog Entry Digital Natives with a Cause? —Workshop in Santiago — an Afterthought
by Samuel Tettner published Feb 13, 2011 last modified Jan 03, 2012 10:16 AM — filed under: , ,
The Digital Natives had their third and final workshop in Santiago, Chile from 8 to 10 February 2011. Once again CIS and Hivos joined hands to organise the event. Samuel Tettner, Digital Natives Coordinator from CIS narrates his experiences from the workshop in this blog post.
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Privacy Matters — Conference Report
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 24, 2011 last modified Jan 27, 2011 10:22 AM — filed under: ,
A one-day conference on Privacy Matters was held on Sunday, 23 January 2011 at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Law School in Kolkata. This was the first of a series of eleven conferences on ‘privacy’ that Privacy India is scheduled to host in different Indian cities from January to June this year. Members of Parliament, Sri Manoj Bhattacharya from the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Sri Nilotpal Basu from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) spoke in the conference. Students, the civil society and lawyers also participated in it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Call for Comments for Report on Open Government Data in India
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 24, 2010 last modified Mar 01, 2013 05:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society is pleased to announce a public call for comments on the Report on Open Government Data in India prepared by Glover Wright, Pranesh Prakash, Sunil Abraham and Nishant Shah.
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Blog Entry Call for Comments for Report on the Online Video Environment in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 21, 2010 last modified Dec 14, 2012 12:12 PM — filed under: , ,
The Open Video Alliance, the Centre for Internet and Society and iCommons are pleased to announce a public call for comments on version 1 of "Online Video Environment in India: A Survey Report".
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Blog Entry Digital Natives with a Cause? - workshop in Santiago Open Call
by Samuel Tettner published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Sep 22, 2011 11:40 AM — filed under: ,
The third and final workshop in the Digital Natives with a Cause? research project will take place in Santiago, Chile, from the 8 to 10 February. An open call for participation follows.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Digital Natives with a Cause? Thinkathon: Position Papers
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 03, 2010 last modified May 15, 2015 11:34 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Digital Natives with a Cause? Thinkathon conference co-organised by Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society is being held from 6 to 8 December at the Hague Museum for Communication. The position papers are now available online.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry My Bubble, My Space, My Voice workshop - Perspective and future
by Samuel Tettner published Nov 18, 2010 last modified Jan 03, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
The second workshop for the “Digital Natives with a Cause?” research project named “My Bubble, My Space, My Voice” took place at the Link Center of Wits University, in Johannesburg, South Africa from 6 November 2010 to 9 November 2010. Samuel Tettner, Digital Natives Co-cordinator shares his perspective on the workshop.
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