Team

 

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Anita Gurumurthy

Anita is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the public policy imperatives of the intertwining of the digital in all spheres of life.

 

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Deepti Bharthur

Deepti is a Senior Research Associate at IT for Change. She contributes to academic, action, and policy research in the areas of e-governance and digital citizenship, data economy, platforms and digital exclusions. She received her PhD in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University in 2015, where her thesis work was on the policy architecture of rural connectivity in India.

 

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Ira Anjali Anwar

Ira's research has focused on analyzing the impact of the digital economy on labor struggles. She is interested in examining the intersection of digital media platforms and political participation, and handles the day to day functions of Bot Populi. When she is happy, she writes poetry and short stories. Ira has previously worked with Tandem Research, and has assisted Aruna Roy's work in the sphere of participatory democracy.

 

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Parminder Jeet Singh

Parminder is executive director of IT for Change, and leads the organisation’s work in the areas of Internet governance, e-governance and development in the digital age. At the global level, he has played a major role in shaping a Southern discourse on global Internet governance, and a positive rights-centred approach to cyberpolicy. He is a founding member of three key global coalitions in the Internet governance domain – Just Net Coalition, BestBits and Internet Rights and Principles Coalition.

 

Acknowledgements

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Meenakshi Yadav

Meenakshi is a communication associate at IT for Change. She supports Bot Populi's creative functions including website design and video editing.

 

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Prakriti Bakshi

Prakriti is a communications fellow at ITfC under the Ideosync-UNESCO-Information-Fellowship. She offers creative support for Bot Populi.

 

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Radhika Belkhede

Radhika is an UI/UX enthusiast, currently pursuing her Masters in Design from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

Radhika has worked on building and designing the website.

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Yogesh K S

Yogesh is a keen Free and Open Source enthusiast He collaborates with online communities to improve the FOSS applications. He is an avid contributor to the translation of commonly used FOSS applications to his language, Kannada. He also actively contributes to open collaborative projects like OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia. He is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure at IT for Change.

 

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