[governance] [NCUC-DISCUSS] Centre for Communication Governance: Highlights from 2016 (mid-year update)

Remmy Nweke remmyn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 08:14:16 EDT 2016

Weldone Aarti
Interesting work.
Remmy Nweke
On Jul 8, 2016 12:57, "Aarti Bhavana" <aarti.bhavana at nludelhi.ac.in> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Please find attached a mid-year update from the Centre for Communication
> Governance at National Law University, Delhi.
> The first six months of 2016 have seen a series of important changes in
> the information policy space in India and internationally. Debates on net
> neutrality, Aadhaar and Internet Shutdowns raised important legal and
> policy questions in India. At the global stage, the completion of important
> transformations like the  WSIS+10 process, and the IANA transition have
> given the global internet governance regime a new mandate.
> It has been our privilege to be closely involved with these processes. The
> attached newsletter offers a mid-year update about the work that we have
> done so far at the Centre for Communication Governance in 2016. The
> highlights include:
>    - A lecture on surveillance in India as a part the Mellon Sawyer
>    seminar series at UC Davis.
>    - Academic sector membership of the International Telecommunication
>    Union. This will help tremendously with our research.
>    - Participation in the WSIS forum this year as a high-level
>    facilitator for the event. We also co-hosted a panel on the Working Group
>    for Enhanced Co-operation.
>    - A research paper on human rights in the WSIS process, that brings
>    nuance to the articulation of human rights on the internet at the
>    international level.
>    - TRAI adopted our freedom of expression and constitution law arguments
>    in its explanatory memorandum to the Prohibition of Differential Tariffs
>    for Data Services Regulations, 2016.
>    - Our table detailing all Internet Shutdowns in India was submitted to
>    the Indian Supreme Court as a part of a petition challenging the practice
>    of Internet Shutdowns.
>    - Our memorandum on the Aadhaar money bill was submitted to petitioner
>    challenging the money bill before the Supreme Court of India, and our
>    opinion piece criticising the legislation was circulated widely.
> I invite you to take a look at the work the Centre has produced so far. We
> have several interesting projects, including one on multistakeholderism in
> internet governance, that we shall be sharing with you at in the coming
> days.
> We thank you for your continued support and welcome your feedback about
> how we can do better.
> Best,
> Aarti
> Aarti Bhavana | Research Fellow
> Centre for Communication Governance | National Law University, Delhi | Sector-14,
> Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078 | Fax: (+91) 11-280-34256 | www.ccgdelhi.org .
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