A paper submission entitled “Of Sieges and Shutdowns” based on a recent exploratory study by Chinmayi S K and Rohini Lakshané has been selected for the Internet Researchers’ Conference (IRC), 2018. In line with this year’s theme of the conference (“Offline”), the study explores the impact of intentional Internet shutdowns on the lives of women in Manipur, India. It also qualitatively examines the effects of bad mobile network connectivity on the personal and professional lives of women entrepreneurs and activists. Read the full proposal here: https://cis-india.github.io/irc/irc18/sessions/ofsiegesandshutdowns.html
IRC is an annual conference series organised by the Centre for Internet and Society, India.