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Right to Know - Episode 4: Digital literacy and the perils of social activism in India
Right to Know - Episode 4: Digital literacy and the perils of social activism in India 08 October 2018 Andrew Garton

In this fourth and last episode of the series, we discover the perils of social activism in India and whether learning how to use Microsoft Notepad and Paint is digital literacy.

Right to Know - Episode 3: The unheard will not remain unseen
Right to Know - Episode 3: The unheard will not remain unseen 01 October 2018 Andrew Garton

In this third episode, we visit the ancient city of Chanderi, home to four and a half thousand weavers, we are inundated with terrifically bad smells, and we find a pirate radio broadcaster living a few hours drive from where the Buddha had first meditated.

APC members in 2017: Point of View's Skin Stories: Essays on sexuality, disability and gender
APC members in 2017: Point of View's Skin Stories: Essays on sexuality, disability and gender 29 September 2018 Point of View

In August 2017, Point of View launched the publication Skin Stories, which is a weekly essay series of narratives on sexuality, disability and gender.

Right to Know - Episode 2: Reaching the unreachable
Right to Know - Episode 2: Reaching the unreachable 24 September 2018 Andrew Garton

In this second episode, we travel to the Indo-Nepalese border and listen in on two public meetings where some people discover, for the first time, just what a pension is, and a building we are filming in is struck by lightning.

Right to Know - Episode 1: Into the Media Dark
Right to Know - Episode 1: Into the Media Dark 17 September 2018 Andrew Garton

In this first episode, we discover what the United Nations Development Programme means by India's media dark, we find a broadband wireless tower made entirely from junk, and children from different castes sing together on a videoconferencing platform in Rajasthan.

India: Decriminalisation must pave the way to positive rights
India: Decriminalisation must pave the way to positive rights 10 September 2018 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the verdict of the Supreme Court of India on 6 September 2018 decriminalising consensual sex between all adults, irrespective of gender.

Building Blocks of Social Networks
Building Blocks of Social Networks 13 June 2018 Digital Empowerment Foundation

"You are the leaders of social media. People need to know about you and the work you’re doing,” said Osama Manzar, founder-director of Digital Empowerment Foundation, addressing the finalists and other guests at the fifth annual Social Media for Empowerment Awards (SM4E).

Hate speech laws in India
Hate speech laws in India 14 May 2018 Centre for Communication Governance

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns. 

Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India
Kept in the dark: Social and psychological impacts of network shutdowns in India 22 February 2018 Zothan Mawii, Ritu Srivastava, Shivani Lal and Bijo P. Abraham. Reviewed by Anja Kovacs

This paper by Digital Empowerment Foundation documents on-the-ground stories and experiences in India to build a strong and effective case against network shutdowns, with a specific focus on the social and psychological impacts.

Drawing a line between 'vulgarity' and lack of consent: Interview with Point of View
Drawing a line between 'vulgarity' and lack of consent: Interview with Point of View 16 December 2017 Nadika

As part of the EROTICS research, Bishakha Datta and Smita Vanniyar talk to GenderIT.org about their research on Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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