16 Thu 05:45 PM – 08:35 PM IST
Accepting submissions till 14 Jan 2020, 11:00 PM
In 2019, many of us witnessed - and some of us experienced - internet shutdowns in different parts of India.
Based on the above questions, we have curated a discussion to understand the technical alternatives to internet shutdowns, and how alternative communication networks can be leveraged for transmitting important communication and conducting business.
Who should attend:
Date: Thursday, 16 January
Time: 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM followed by dinner and networking
Venue: Seminar hall 1 and 2, Kamaladevi Block, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi
This event is free to attend. You can consider contributing towards meeting the expenses of the event by purchasing a contributor’s pass of Rs. 899. Alternatively, you can buy a contributor’s pass to nominate someone to attend the event or to simply donate to the event. Donor’s names will be made public, based on their consent.
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While this yearm there have been frequent internet shutdown in India. The longest has been in Kashmir, which continues from the last 155 day. It has impacted all aspects of life particularly, education, economy, healthcare and emergency services. It has completely shut e-commerce and caused a whopping losses of rupees 17,000 crore, according to the local traders body in Kashmir.
Impact of internet shutdown on daily lives of people.
Rifat Mohi ud din, 25, is a journalist based in Kashmir, who covers education, womens rights, healthcare and civic issues.