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India's struggle for online freedom
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 18, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
"65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, the global "hacktivist" movement.
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Blog Entry India's Supreme Court Axes Online Censorship Law, But Challenges Remain
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Mar 27, 2015 02:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India took a remarkable step to protect free expression on March 24, 2015, striking down controversial section 66A of the IT Act that criminalized “grossly offensive” content online. In response to a public interest litigation filed by Indian law student Shreya Singhal, the court made this landmark judgement calling the section “vague”, “broad” and “unconstitutional”. Since Tuesday's announcement, the news has trended nationally on Twitter, with more than 50,000 tweets bearing the hashtags #Sec66A and #66A.
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India's Techies Angered Over Internet Censorship Plan
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2011 — filed under: , ,
India has the world's largest democracy, and one of the most rambunctious. Millions of its young people are cutting edge when it comes to high-tech. Yet the country is still very conservative by Western standards, and a government minister recently said that offensive material on the web should be removed.
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India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s Civil Liberties Crisis: Of Bans, Blocks, Bullying and Biometrics
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Malavika Jayaram will be a speaker at this event which is organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies and will be held at Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennslyvania, Philadelphia, on March 28, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
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India’s dreams of web censorship
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Mar 26, 2012 06:59 AM — filed under: ,
If you are offended by this post, please contact Kapil Sibal, India’s telecoms and IT minister, and he will make sure it is promptly taken down.
India’s Internet Curbs Under Legal Cloud
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India’s crackdown on the Internet has caused much debate. But was it legal?
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Blog Entry India’s post-truth society
by Swaraj Paul Barooah published Sep 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states
by Admin published Dec 15, 2019 last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM — filed under: ,
India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.
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India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to arrests over Facebook posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Judge rules that section of the information technology law was unconstitutional, had wrongly swept up innocent people and had a ‘chilling’ effect on free speech.
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