CIS-A2K (Centre for Internet and Society - Access to Knowledge) is a campaign to promote the fundamental principles of justice, freedom, and economic development. It deals with issues like copyrights, patents and trademarks, which are an important part of the digital landscape.
If you have a general proposal/suggestion for Access to Knowledge team you can write on the discussion page. If you have appreciations or feedback on our work, please share it on feedback page.
Students of physics, statistics and Telugu departments of Andhra Loyola College spent 5 days of their Christmas vacation of 2014 to edit and enrich Telugu Wikipedia and Wikisource. They worked on their respective subject areas and came up with more than 100 new articles on Telugu Wikipedia and about 300 pages of Veeresalingam's works were typed on Telugu Wikisource.
- Odia Wikisource campus project at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Subhashish Panigrahi; December 3, 2014).
- Several Publications Now Available Under Creative Commons License (Subhashish Panigrahi; December 28, 2014).
- Odia Wikisource Workshop at New Delhi (Subhashish Panigrahi;December 30, 2014). The event was organized by CIS in collaboration with "The Intellects" on December 14.
- Odia Wikisource Sabha (Co-organized by CIS-A2K and Odia Wikimedia Community; November 28, 2014).Subhashish Panigrahi participated in the event.
News and media coverage
- Odia Wikipedia (Dhatri; December 1, 2014).
- Odia Wikipedia (Odiapua; December 1, 2014).
- Access to Rare Books Made Easy (Diana Sahu; Indian Express; December 5, 2014).
- Tulu Wikipedia gets some push (Hindu Businessline; December 13, 2014).
- Tulu Wikipedia (Kannada Prabha; December 14, 2014).
- Tulu Wikipedia (Vijaya Karnataka; December 15, 2014).
- Tulu Wikipedia (VijayaVani; December 27, 2014).
- Works of Veerasalingam Pantulu on web (Hans India; December 31, 2014).
- Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Sakshi(Sakshi; December 31, 2014).
- Wiki Winter Camp - Coverage in Eenadu (Eenadu; December 31, 2014).
Participation in event
- ICT for Development (Organized by hrist University; December 3, 2014). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja was a speaker at this event.
- Swatantra 2014: Fifth International Free Software Conference, Kerala (Organized by ICFOSS, Govt. of Kerala; Hotel Hycinth by Sparsa, Trivandrum; December 18–20, 2014). T. Vishnu Vardhan chaired a session on Wikimedia and Access to Knowledge in India and Rahimanuddin Shaik co-presented on Making DLI Accessible.
Wikimedia Foundation has funded A2K to anchor the growth of the Wikimedia movement in India. The A2K team consists of six members, four of them being based in Bangalore: T. Vishnu Vardhan, Dr. U.B. Pavanaja, Subhashish Panigrahi and Rahmanuddin Shaikh. We also have one Advisor, Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana working with us.
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The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organisation that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government, FOSS, open standards, etc), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.
We invite researchers, practitioners, and theoreticians, both organisationally and as individuals, to collaboratively engage with Internet and society and improve our understanding of this new field. To discuss research collaborations, write to Sunil Abraham, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director at email@example.com.
CIS is grateful to its primary donor, Kusuma Trust founded by Anurag Dikshit and Soma Pujari, philanthropists of Indian origin for its core funding and support for most of its projects. CIS is also grateful to its other donors, Wikimedia Foundation, Ford Foundation, Privacy International, UK, Hans Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and IDRC for funding its various projects.
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