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Announcing agenda for #NAMApolicy: Impact of Internet Shutdowns; 6th Dec, IHC Delhi #ad

We’re pleased to announce that for #NAMApolicy: Impact of Internet Shutdowns, which is being held on the 6th December, at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi, we’ve got journalists who have faced extensive shutdowns and reported on them, coming to tell us how it impacts their daily lives. These journalists are coming from Darjeeling, Kashmir, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh.

One journalist, from Darjeeling, which had the Internet shut down for over 100 days, said that a hill near Sikkim was nicknamed Jio hill. The reason: Reliance Jio signals from across the border in Sikkim were available on this hill, and people went there just to access the Internet. We have many such stories that you’ll get to hear on the 6th, and following the stories, we’ll have an open discussion with the journalists, where you can ask them questions. The session with the journalists will be moderated by Meghnad Sahasrabhojanee and me.

In addition, Bennett Freeman of GNI (Global Network Initiative) will be joining us, and speaking about GNI’s work with telecom operators across the world to counter network shutdown demands. The session will be moderated by Kim Arora.

If you’re confirmed as a participant for our discussion, please do join us. MediaNama is organizing this with support from Facebook.

DATE, TIME & VENUE

6th December 2017, 12:30 PM onwards
Gulmohar, India Habitat Center, Delhi
Please enter from Gate no. 3

Note: We’re putting in Air Purifiers at the event, so that the air in the room is healthier than outdoors in Delhi.

Participation

We’ve got 95+ confirmations for the discussion, so we’re hoping for a fairly vibrant discussion, from multiple perspectives. Participants include those from the British High Commission, Access Now, Adobe, AirJaldi, Amazon, BCCL, Bloomberg Quint, Blogworks, CIS, CCOAI, CSDS, CSR, DEF, Digital India Foundation, Fortumo, FNF, DNA, US Embassy, FNS, IIMA, ICRIER, Info Edge, MEITY, Network18, NDTV, Nishith Desai Associates, Observer Research Foundation Office of Tathagata Satpathy, Office of Vivek Gupta, PRS, Scroll.in, SFLC.in, Spectranet, India Today, Twitter,Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Google India, among others.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at nikhil@medianama.com.

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