Posts by Rishab Bailey

  • The WCIT’s outcomes: an Indian civil society perspective

    Rishab Bailey participated for the Internet Democracy Project in the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), as part of the Indian delegation. What follows are seven comments and observations by Rishab on what happened at the WCIT and on ITU processes more generally, based on attending the World Conference. For background information on the ITU, the WCIT, the ITRs, and their importance for Internet governance, read Rishab’s earlier FAQ on the WCIT and the ITRs, which complements this report.   More

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  • The WCIT and the ITRs: An FAQ

    From 3 to 14 December 2012, the governments of the world will meet in Dubai, at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), to review the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Why should this be of concern to Internet activists? This briefing paper, authored by Rishab Bailey, answers the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) on why the ITU and the ITRs matter to the future of the Internet, and what the significance of current developments at the ITU could be for the Internet in a developing country like India.    More

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  • Concerns and suggestions for alternative language with regard to the Government of India’s draft proposal for the ITRs

    In preparation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, the Hon’ble Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal convened a meeting for all stakeholders, to take their input on India’s draft proposal for the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs). Following the meeting, the Internet Democracy Project submitted the comments below in writing, as per Mr. Sibal’s request. The inputs shared here were drafted by Rishab Bailey and Anja Kovacs and highlight our most important concerns on India’s draft as conveyed to the Minister, as well as responding directly to requests for input made by the Minister in the meeting. The Internet Democracy Project had earlier submitted to the Government of India a detailed, paragraph-per-paragraph comment on India’s proposal together with four other civil society organisations: the Society for Knowledge Commons, the Centre for Internet and Society, Delhi Science Forum and the Free Software Movement of India.   More

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