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Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government’s efforts to stem a weeklong panic among some ethnic minorities has again put it at odds with Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
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India limits social media after civil unrest
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Indian officials have gone too far in limiting text messages and pressuring local Internet firms as well as Twitter and others to block accounts, critics say.
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File Counter-proposal by the Centre for Internet and Society: Draft Information Technology (Intermediary Due Diligence and Information Removal) Rules, 2012
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 14, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:48 AM — filed under: ,
Any restriction on freedom of speech should embody and be guided by the following principles, as identified by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
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Blog Entry Rebuttal of DIT's Misleading Statements on New Internet Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 01:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The press statement issued on May 11 by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) on the furore over the newly-issued rules on 'intermediary due diligence' is misleading and is, in places, plainly false. We are presenting a point-by-point rebuttal of the DIT's claims.
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The Present — and Future — Dangers of India's Draconian New Internet Regulations
by Anja Kovacs published May 31, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — filed under: , ,
The uproar surrounding India's Internet Control Rules makes clear that in the Internet age, as before, the active chilling of freedom of expression by the state is unacceptable in a democracy. Yet if India's old censorship regimes are to be maintained in this new context, the state will have little choice but to do just that. Are we ready to rethink the ways in which we deal with free speech and censorship as a society? Asks Anja Kovacs in this article, published in Caravan, 1 June 2011.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Intermediary Due Diligence Rules, 2011
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Due diligence observed by intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry RTI Applications on Blocking of Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 08, 2011 last modified Dec 21, 2012 06:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In recent weeks, an increasing number of incidents have come to light on government-ordered blocking of websites. In one case involving Zone-H.org, it is clear who has ordered the block (a Delhi district court judge, as an interim order), even though the block itself is open to constitutional challenge. In all others cases, including the TypePad case, it is unclear who has ordered the block and why. We at CIS have sent in two right to information requests to find out.
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You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 19, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:55 AM — filed under: , , ,
India has a long history of censorship that it justifies in the name of national security. But new laws governing the Internet are unreasonable and — given the multitude of online voices — poorly thought out, argues Anja Kovacs in this article published in the Sunday Guardian on 17 April 2011.
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ICANN 65
by Admin published Jun 27, 2019 last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:08 AM — filed under: , ,
Akriti Bopanna attended ICANN 65 in Marrakech, Morocco from 24 - 27 June 2019.
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Blog Entry Chilling Effects and Frozen Words
by Lawrence Liang published Apr 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
What if the real danger is not that we lose our freedom of speech and expression but our sense of humour as a nation? Lawrence Liang's op-ed was published in the Hindu on April 30, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance