Innovations in empowerment of minorities have both political and governance gains
Given that information is a right in the modern age, remote communities need access
There is a large segment of population looking for sweeping societal and political transformations by being engaged in civic and political actions
On March 15, 2016, DEF and the FNF— with the strategic partnership of Twitter — organised the 3rd Social Media for Empowerment Awards and Summit at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Earlier in the day, a packed house was welcomed for the inaugural session by DEF Founder-Director Osama Manzar who broke some myths with his first few sentences.
The session was part of a day-long schedule — which included panel discussion on various topics related to the use of social media —of Social Media for Empowerment Awards & Summit 2016, organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
DEF and Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) organised a 90-minute panel discussion that brought together some pre-eminent thinkers and academics of the individual’s rights in the digital medium specifically on the topics of access, openness, security, privacy, policy, regulation and ethics.
This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day was Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality. In line with that, we decided to reflect upon how we as an organisation have helped individuals, societies and communities to move towards gender parity in whatever way — big or small.
Vijay Roy, who lives with the Sahariya tribe in Baran district of Rajasthan, was trained in 2008 to establish wireless networks through the Wireless for Communities (W4C) project run by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. Today, the 28-year-old young man looks after seven Community Information Resource Centres (CIRCs)
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India invited counter-comments on its Consultation paper on Differential Pricing for Data Services. Differential pricing for data usage for accessing different websites, applications or platforms is a practice that is contrary to the principles of network neutrality.
DEF completed 13 successful years on December 16, 2015. Over the years, the DEF family has become bigger, stronger and more diverse. Many CIRCs celebrated the day in their own way. Some wrote wishes and messages on chart papers and shared photographs with the rest of the DEF family