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Blog Entry Statement of Solidarity on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Internet Users in Bangladesh
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 15, 2013 last modified Jan 15, 2013 11:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is a statement on the violent attack on blogger Asif Mohiuddin by the participants to the Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression that took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 14–15, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Is freedom of expression under threat in digital age?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2013 last modified Jan 17, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , ,
With social networking site Facebook boasting of 1 billion members globally and micro-blogging site Twitter claiming millions, opinion was divided on whether the freedom of expression was under threat in the digital age.
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Blog Entry Web of Sameness
by Nishant Shah published Jan 18, 2013 — filed under: ,
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical student in Delhi prevents one from being too optimistic about the year to come. My live feeds on various social networks are filled with rue and rage at the gruesome incident and the seeming depravity of our society.
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Financial Inclusion and the UID
by elonnai hickok published Aug 22, 2011 last modified Aug 23, 2011 10:36 AM — filed under: ,
Since 2009, when Nandan Nilekani began to envision and implement the Unique Identification Project, the UID authority has promoted the UID/Aadhaar scheme as a tool of development for India - arguing that an identity will assist in bringing benefits to the poor, promote financial inclusion in India, and allow for economic and social development. In this blog entry I will focus on the challenges and possibilities of the UID number providing the residents of India a viable method of access to financial services across the country.
Located in Internet Governance
Bye Bye email?
by Nishant Shah published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under:
Email might be the default method of communication for most of us, but could it be going the telegram way.
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IISc students boycott UID, don’t want Big Brother to keep watch
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under: ,
The programme doesn’t have statutory backing. It is still in parliament
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Is the govt bid to regulate content on the Internet a good thing?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 07:12 AM — filed under: ,
The recent move by Union Minister Kapil Sibal to engage leading Internet platform providers like Google, Facebook, etc in regulating content has seen netizens react in different manners. The question of freedom of expression vis-a-vis objectionable content has come to the fore. Pranesh Prakash who deals with such issues on a regular basis at the Centre for Internet and Society was answering questions (more like comments) live on CNN-IBN's chat feature on December 7, 2011.
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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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