Global Voices (GV) author, special interest in Rising Voices, GV Odia editor, educator and free knowledge evangelist, originally from Odisha and based in Bengaluru, India; Mozillian, long time Wikimedian, OpenGLAM Working group member and ambassador for India and currently at the Centre for Internet and Society‘s Access To Knowledge program. Works on building partnership with GLAM institutions, universities, language research organizations, government departments and individuals for bringing more scholarly and encyclopedic content on language, culture and history under free licenses. Author of “Rising Voices: Indigenous language Digital Activism” in Digital Activism in Asia Reader; learning interests in building low cost models for academic education programs. Voiced in many language related conferences, policy and implementation discourses around open knowledge and open source.
Latest posts by Subhashish Panigrahi
Over the past year, free and open source communities in India have built a campaign to increase public understanding of online privacy issues both with online and public outreach events.
"Thousands of cases pending, criminals roaming scott free. That's fine. Lets arrest people who download #torrents"
A new bill in India has been proposed to ban anyone to call the Pakistan and China borders as "disputed areas" along with several other restrictions.
Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority bans differential data pricing and Facebook's large plans for Free Basics come to an end.
With two weeks of public advertisements, Facebook would have got the maximum opposition in India so far in rolling a free access to its products called Free Basics.
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
People in India are cheering after the Indian Supreme Court struck down IT Act Section 66A, calling it a violation of free expression.
Indian netizens are speaking out against censorship in the face of government blocks on Github, Internet Archive, Vimeo, Sourceforge and other popular sites.
Although plans are now on hold due to regulatory restrictions, advocates worry that the company may yet find a way impose the fee increase.