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Govt vs Tweeple: Has clampdown hit free speech?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Has the Government crossed the line by ordering the blocking of several Twitter accounts, many belonging to prominent journalists? The debate was featured in NDTV on August 23, 2012.
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Govt orders blocking of 300 specific URLs including 16 Twitter accounts
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The government stepped up its efforts to stop what it feels is an online campaign of misinformation and rumour mongering in the wake of lower Assam riots and ordered blocking of 16 Twitter accounts, including two belonging to journalists, considered sympathetic to the right in India.
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NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Latest reports coming in have confirmed that a list containing 309 URLs, whose ban the government had sought in light of the Assam violence and the subsequent NE exodus, has been leaked online.
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India's social media crackdown reveals clumsy govt machinery
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
"High-handed" and "reckless" are some of the words used in the media to describe the government's online crackdown.
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India threatens action against Twitter for ethnic violence 'rumors'
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India threatened to take action on Thursday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government scrambling to censor online material.
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Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top Internet expert said Friday.
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India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians onto the streets to protest corruption.
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Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough to incite violence. But is it feasible to pre-screen objectionable or provocative content, and reject it before posting so that there is no chance of such rumours?
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Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions as a speaker.
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Internet Governance Plenary
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 last modified Oct 01, 2012 02:14 PM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham was a panelist along with Ang Peng Hwa, Paul Wilson, Duangthip Chomprang and Raul Echeberria at this event organised by APNIC on August 28, 2012. Kuo Wei Wu, CEO, National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association (NIIEPA) was the moderator.
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