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Blog Entry Data for Governance, Governance of Data, and Data Anxieties
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 03, 2016 last modified Jul 03, 2016 05:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) organised a panel discussion on 'The Data Explosion – How the Internet of Things will Affect Media Freedom and Communication Systems?' at Deutsche Welle's Global Media Forum 2016, held in Bonn, Germany during June 13-15, 2016. Sumandro Chattapadhyay was invited as one of the panelists.
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Blog Entry Policy Shaping in the Indian IT Industry: Comparative Analysis of Recommendations by NASSCOM and iSPIRT, 2013-2016
by Pavishka Mittal published Jul 04, 2016 last modified Jul 04, 2016 09:34 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This is the second of a series of three blog posts, authored by Pavishka Mittal, tracking the engagements by NASSCOM and iSPIRT in suggesting and shaping the IT industry policies in India during 2006-2016. This post conducts a detailed comparative analysis of NASSCOM’s and iSPIRT’s specific policy recommendations from 2013-2016. To facilitate comparison, the blog post is written thematically on the lines of major issues highlighted by market players in the IT industry.
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Blog Entry Studying Internet in India (2016): Selected Abstracts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 05, 2016 last modified Jul 06, 2016 06:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
We received some great submissions and decided to select twelve abstracts, and not only ten as we planned earlier. Here are the abstracts.
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Blog Entry How are Indian Newspapers Adapting to the Rise of Digital Media?
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jul 06, 2016 last modified Jul 06, 2016 02:28 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
How are Indian newspapers adapting to the transition to digital news production, distribution, and consumption? How are they changing their journalistic work, their newsroom organisations, and their distribution strategies as digital media become more important? These are the questions we are pursuing in a joint pilot project with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.
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Blog Entry RBI and Regulation of Digital Financial Services in India, 2012-2016
by Shivalik Chandan published Jul 11, 2016 last modified Jul 11, 2016 06:27 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its first guideline on mobile banking in 2008, and the conversation on integrating Aadhaar numbers with bank account numbers on one hand and mobile numbers on the other started as soon as UIDAI was established. However, it is the post-2010 period, with rapid growth of the e-commerce sector in India, that saw rise of digital financial services and intermediaries, and hence the demand for regulatory intervention in the sector. This essay by Shivalik Chandan tracks RBI policies and guidelines responding to and shaping the regulatory framework of the digital financial sector in India, including both mobile banking and online transactions.
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Blog Entry Metaphors of Work, from ‘Below’
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jul 03, 2023 — filed under: , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon authored a chapter that describes platforms as more than technological interfaces. The chapter invokes some of the metaphors that gig workers use to make sense of platforms. This chapter was part of an edited volume published by Springer. This chapter forms part of the ‘Labour Futures’ research project, hosted at the Centre for Internet and Society, India, and supported by the Internet Society Foundation.
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Blog Entry Blinkit protests: For gig workers, there is no income security – and little legal recourse
by Aditi Surie and Ambika Tandon published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jul 04, 2023 07:30 AM — filed under: ,
Aditi Surie and Ambika Tandon co-authored an opinion essay on the reasons behind a week-long strike by workers of Blinkit — a popular hyperlocal delivery platform. The protests were in response to changes in Blinkit’s policies that will halve workers’ pay.
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Blog Entry Gender and collective bargaining in the platform economy: Experiences of on-demand beauty workers in India
by Abhishek Sekharan, Chiara Furtado and Ambika Tandon published Jul 03, 2023 — filed under: ,
Abhishek Sekharan, Chiara Furtado, and Ambika Tandon contributed an essay on gender and collective bargaining in the platform economy in India, reflecting on the experiences of women beauty workers who organised India’s first women-led movement of platform workers. The essay has been published as part of an online collection of essays from contributors across the world and has been curated by the Digital Future Society Think Tank (Barcelona, Spain).
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Gig Workers Are Being Stabbed, Beaten, and Abused in India
by Varsha Bansal published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
An Uber driver was mugged. An Ola driver was beaten and left in a coma. Platform workers say tech companies are doing little to protect them.
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Technology, Social Justice and Higher Education

Since the last two years, we at the Centre for Internet and Society, have been working with the Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, on a project called Pathways to Higher Education, supported by the Ford Foundation.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Dec 07, 2011 03:35 AM |
Mobility Shifts 2011 — An International Future of Learning Summit

The summit was organised by the New School and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation and Mozilla. It was held from October 10 to October 16, 2011 at the New School, New York City.

Posted by Prasad Krishna at Nov 28, 2011 08:50 AM |
Learn it Yourself

The peer-to-peer world of online learning encourages conversations and reciprocal learning, writes Nishant Shah in an article published in the Indian Express on 30 October 2011.

Posted by Nishant Shah at Dec 02, 2011 01:55 AM |
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