Centre for Internet & Society

Making Voices Heard

by Shweta Mohandas

We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India. The study was undertaken with support from the Mozilla Corporation.

Read more →

Internet Researchers' Conference 2022 (IRC22): #Home, May 25-27

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

We are excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference will be held online on May 25-27, 2022.This annual conference series was initiated by the [email protected] ([email protected]) programme at CIS in 2016 to gather researchers and practitioners engaging with the internet in/from India to congregate, share insights and tensions, and chart the ways forward. This year, the conference brings together a set of reflections and conversations on how we imagine and experience the home —as a space of refuge and comfort, but also as one of violence, care, labour and movement-building.

Read more →

Studying Platform Work in Mumbai & New Delhi

by Anushree Gupta, Rajendra Jadhav, Sarah Zia, Simiran Lalvani and Noopur Raval

A report by Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) and Azim Premji University (APU) maps platform work in India and notes from four studies of workers driving taxis and delivering food for platform companies.

Read more →

Internet Researchers' Conference 2022 (IRC22) - Selected Sessions

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

Here is the list of selected sessions and individual presentations for the Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC22) - #Home. IRC22 will be held online from May 25-27, 2022. The conference announcement, along with details on registration will be published in the first week of May.

Read more →

Feminist Design Practices

by Aayush Rathi, Akash Sheshadri and Ambika Tandon

Aayush Rathi and Akash Sheshadri and Ambika Tandon co-authored a research paper on 'Feminist Design Practices' which was published in a special issue of Apria, a peer-reviewed journal hosted at ArtEZ University. The special issue "Feminist by Design" highlights the work of the Feminist Internet Research Network and its contributions to building an equitable internet through design interventions.

Read more →

Internet Researchers' Conference 2022 (IRC22) - Proposed Sessions

by Admin

Here is the list of sessions proposed for the Internet Researchers' Conference 2022 - #Home.

Read more →

The State of the Internet's Languages Report

by Puthiya Purayil Sneha

The first-ever State of the Internet’s Languages Report was launched by Whose Knowledge? on February 23, 2022 (just after the International Mother Language day), along with research partners Oxford Internet Institute and the Centre for Internet and Society. This extraordinarily community-sourced effort, with over 100 people involved is now available online, with translations in multiple languages.

Read more →

To be Counted When They Count You: Words of Caution for the Gender Data Revolution

by Noopur Raval

In 2015, after the announcement of the SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals, a new global developmental framework through the year 2030, the United Nations described data as the “lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability” for the purpose of realizing these developmental goals. This curious yet key link between these new developmental goals and the use of quantitative data for agenda setting invited a flurry of big data-led initiatives such as but not limited to Data2X, that sought to further strengthen and solidify the relationship between ‘Big Development’ and ‘Big Data.’

Read more →

Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report

by Kaarika Das and Srravya C

Gig workers working for on-demand platform services have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more →

Gender and gig work: Perspectives from domestic work in India

by Ambika Tandon

Platforms have the potential to be instrumental in protecting workers rights, but the current platform design is not optimised to protect workers’ interests especially those of women in the gig economy, argues Ambika Tandon, a senior researcher at the Centre for Internet and Society in India and an author of the report on ‘Platforms, Power and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India’.

Read more →