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We’ve confirmed 80+ attendees for our invitation-only #NAMApolicy discussion on the “Impact of Internet Shutdowns”, at India Habitat Centre in Delhi, at 4:30 pm on the 6th of December 2016. MediaNama is hosting this curated open house session in partnership with Facebook and Star India.

Please click here to apply – you will be put on a wait-list, pending cancellations.

Deadline for applications closes tomorrow at 9:00 PM, Saturday, 3rd December.

India is among the leading countries where the Internet is being shut down (46 times since 2013, and 24 times in 2016 alone), for a variety of reasons, from issues related to the public order to preventing cheating in examinations. With an increased policy focus on digitizing government services, and connectivity becoming critical for the move towards a cashless economy, it is important to discuss the impact that Internet shutdowns have on citizens, businesses, and governance, from a social, economic, and legal perspective, while discussing alternatives to shut-downs.

We’ve got confirmed attendees from: Amazon, Baxi, Bloomberg-Quint, Broadband India Forum, CCAOI, CPR, CIS, COAI, DSCI, Digital Asia Hub, DNA, DoT, Economic Times, Eurus Network Services, Firefly Networks, Google, Hike, IAMAI, ICRIER, India Today Online, InfoEdge, Internet Democracy Project, IIT-Delhi, ISOC-Delhi, iSPIRT Foundation, Luthra & Luthra, MeitY, Microsoft, Mint, MobiKwik, Mumbai Convergence Hub, Nanu, NLU-Delhi, NIPFP, offices of 3 Members of Parliament, Ola, P K Online, PLR Chambers, Scroll, Spectranet, Star India, Takshashila Institution, The Times of India Group, Twitter, US Embassy, Winjit, etc.

Please click here to apply to our waitlist.

Note that this is a curated event, and meant only for those who are already working in this domain. In case you fit with our mandate for a curated audience, we’ll send you a confirmed invite.

To get a sense of the depth of the discussions at #NAMA events, do check our #NAMAvoip & #NAMAindic coverage.

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