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Privacy in India in the age of big data
Privacy in India in the age of big data 16 November 2017 Buddhadeb Halder

This research paper describes the importance of privacy and the technologies that put citizens’ data at risk, and identifies ways to protect citizens’ online data in India.

Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India
Community Networks: Regulatory issues and gaps – Experiences from India 15 October 2017 Ritu Srivastava

The emergence of a global “information society” is driven by the continuing development of converging telecommunications, multimedia broadcasting, and information technologies linked together by the internet. The flow of information facilitated by the internet strengthens democratic processes, stimulates economic growth, and allows for cross-fertilisation of knowledge exchange and creativity in a way never seen before. However, not everyone is able to benefit from this revolution yet, and...

State of the Internet in Asia: The case of India, Malaysia and Pakistan
State of the Internet in Asia: The case of India, Malaysia and Pakistan 03 October 2017 APC

This report, produced in the framework of the Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan (APC-IMPACT) project, looks at current trends and challenges with regard to internet rights in these three countries.

Trends in religion-based hate speech
Trends in religion-based hate speech 26 September 2017 Bijo P. Abraham

This research paper highlights the trends in religion-based hate speech in relation with the right to free speech in the online space in India.

Anatomy of virtual curfews: Human rights vs. national security
Anatomy of virtual curfews: Human rights vs. national security 09 March 2017 Ritu Srivastava and Bijo P. Abraham

This paper focuses on highlighting the existing and emerging threats to infringement of fundamental and human rights on account of arbitrary, unnecessary and disproportionate usage of internet and network shutdowns in India by the state.

Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan
Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan 11 January 2017 Bytes for All, Pakistan

This report on the state of freedom of peaceful assembly and association online in Pakistan forms part of the baseline research conducted for the APC-IMPACT project, which aims to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.  

Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan
Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan 11 January 2017 APC

Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and of association online.

Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights
Economic, social and cultural rights in India: Opportunities for advocacy in intellectual property rights 05 December 2016 Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda

This three-part case study contemplates the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) through aspects of intellectual property in India, namely, mobile patents, free and open source software (FOSS), and India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A compendium of 100+ initiatives in India
Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A compendium of 100+ initiatives in India 26 October 2016 Ritu Srivastava and Arjun Sen

DEF and UNICEF India initiated a project, Mobiles for Social and Behaviour Change, to explore various projects where mobiles are being effectively used by frontline workers in the areas of health, education, nutrition, child protection, and monitoring and training of frontline workers.

Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
Written submission to the Human Rights Councils' 32nd session: State of internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 16 June 2016 Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and EMPOWER

In India, Malaysia and Pakistan, many of the restrictions imposed on freedom of expression, assembly and association and on the right to privacy are being extended and sometimes heightened in online spaces.

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