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Centre for Internet and Society (India)

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Centre for Internet and Society
TypeNon-profit organization
HeadquartersNo 32, 1st Floor, 2nd Block, Austin Town, Viveka Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India[1]

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is a Bengaluru-based non-profit multidisciplinary research organization.[2][3][4] CIS works on digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices, in the field of the Internet and Society.

Wikimedia Projects[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation granted a project to CIS to promote and support the Indic language Wikimedia’s Indic language free knowledge projects, including Wikipedia in Indic languages and English. The grant is also aimed to support wider distribution of Wikimedia’s free knowledge within India. The award amount for the first year of the two-year project was Rs. 11 million (US $200,000).[5]

Swatantra 2014[edit]

CIS supported and participated in Swatantra 2014, the fifth international free software conference event, organized at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 18 to 20 December 2014.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Centre for Internet and Society". cis-india.org. Retrieved 5 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Deconstructing 'Internet addiction'". The Hindu. 30 August 2009. Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Internet, first source of credible information about A(H1N1) virus". The Hindu. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  4. ^ Verma, Richi (31 January 2010). "Can't read, so use new tech to let books speak". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Wikimedia Foundation awards grant to Centre for Internet and Society to expand Access to Knowledge in India". Centre for Internet and Society. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2018 – via Wikimedia Foundation.

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