A communications professional interested in research on the intersection of technology and society.
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The State of the Art reports provide an overview of the normative and institutional state of art of ICT-mediated citizen participation in various countries. They provide an overview of the political and civic liberties framework, the landscape of ICT-mediated citizen engagement; and delve into the implications of technology mediations for deliberative democracy and transformative citizenship.
A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the Digital State Anita Gurumurthy, Deepti Bharthur, Nandini Chami This paper examines the nature of e-governance in India, presents the implications of the changing nature of governance and state-citizen engagement particularly for groups at the margins, and makes suggestions for a digitalisation that strengthens participatory democracy in the country.
Blogs and articles
We are ten! This is the simplest way of saying it. A decade of existence makes it sound a bit grand and a little old. But ten is not old, it's young and lively.
Water was over. The sun was beating down our backs and a red-yellow, dried, mountain trail was around us. Our trek should have ended before sunrise, it was mid-day now. The desperate need for water was terrifying.
'We did it.' There's a cheerful ring to this phrase even without the exclaimation mark. Today's edition of the Business Standard in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal and Ahmedabad has a full page ad asking our future government. 'Will you save Mahan's forest from mining?'It's a special ad on a special day.
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As part of the Just Net Coalition, IT for Change helped develop draft input text on the human rights obligations of digital TNCs, for an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations. This will be submitted to the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises...
Story so Far. The Republic of Junglistan, a nation of those who want to save the forests from coal mining, came into being in 2011. Sheroo and Bhaloo from the Republic toured the country asking people to become citizens of Junglistan.
Ghost writing- direct mailers
After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlalji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority.
".....Humlog andar hain, theek hai. Kanoon ko haath me hum nahi liye hain. Kanoon ko saath lekar chal rahe hain. Apna hak apni maryada na chore....." [We are inside (the jail) it's okay. We have not taken the law in our own hands. We are following the law.
I asked them why were they here, at this hour? They said, "You will find out soon."We woke-up to the sound of loud knocking on our door. It took us a few minutes to realize what was happening. It was around 12.00 at night.