Digital Citizens and Their Rights

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in association with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) and UNESCO India organised the second Digital Citizen Summit (DCS) in New Delhi on September 21 and 22, 2017. Supported by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Internet Society (ISOC), the summit was organised in the context of growing…

Achieving a digitally empowered society in India

Anirban Mukerji Senior Manager Wireless Reach Qualcomm Relevant information delivered via mobile broadband can empower underserved communities and help the government meet its objectives. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India plan aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy by empowering citizens through ubiquitous access to the Internet and use of…

Daily wage earners learn their rights

On International Labour Day, Team Baank-e-Loom organised an awareness camp in Saidanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where more than 70 per cent of the population works in the unorganised sector, mostly as agricultural labourers, brick-kiln labourers and other daily wage earners. Despite a large weaving community, most men in the village are dependent on daily wage for…