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CPRsouth 2016 – Young Scholars Programme
by Prasad Krishna published May 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
Rohini Lakshané, Amber Sinha and Vidushi Marda have been selected to attend the two-day Young Scholars' Programme to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in early September this year. The programme is a part of the CPRSouth conference.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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by Prasad Krishna published May 30, 2016 — filed under:
Vanya Rakesh will attend the Internet law course organized by the University of Geneva from 20 June 2016 to 1 July 2016 as part of the Geneva Summer School.
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Blog Entry Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jun 03, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. Criminalising defamation serves no legitimate public purpose; the vehicle of criminalisation – sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – is unconstitutional; and the court’s reasoning is woolly at best.
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Blog Entry Women's Safety? There is an App for That
by Rohini Lakshané published May 19, 2016 last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — filed under: ,
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press release about a smartphone app for women to notify their near ones that they were in distress. It was one among many such PRs frequently landing in my mailbox after the rape and murder of a young student on board a private bus in Delhi in 2012.
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Blog Entry Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
by Nishant Shah published May 08, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — filed under: ,
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship?
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Blog Entry Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
by Nishant Shah published Apr 17, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — filed under: ,
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough.
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Blog Entry A Large Byte of Your Life
by Nishant Shah published Apr 03, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — filed under:
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering.
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Blog Entry The Digital is Political
by Nishant Shah published Mar 20, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — filed under:
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living.
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Blog Entry Smart City Policies and Standards: Overview of Projects, Data Policies, and Standards across Five International Smart Cities
by Kiran A. B., Elonnai Hickok and Vanya Rakesh published Jun 08, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2016 01:29 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This blog post aims to review five Smart Cities across the globe, namely Singapore, Dubai, New York City, London and Seoul, the Data Policies and Standards adopted. Also, the research seeks to point the similarities, differences and best practices in the development of smart cities across jurisdictions.
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Blog Entry UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
by Vidushi Marda published Jun 08, 2016 last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) sector and freedom of expression in the digital age. Vidushi Marda and Pranesh Prakash highlight the most important aspects of the report.
Located in Internet Governance