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Political war on the web
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Twitter is not only the ‘people’s voice’. It is also a forum for orchestrated propaganda.Kunal Majumder tracks the BJP-Congress online duel.
Located in News & Media
Need a standard strategy to deal with Web issues: Chandrasekhar
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The government has been facing allegations of Internet censorship for over a year now.
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Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Consultation on "Understanding the Freedom of Expression Online and Offline"
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 12, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:27 AM — filed under: ,
The event organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation and Association for Progressive Communications was held at YMCA, New Delhi on December 10, 2015. Jyoti Panday attended the event as a speaker. She covered imposition of legitimate expression specifically in the context of intermediary liability practices in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
by Vidushi Marda published Jan 09, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to the internet, then we must surely support free basic internet services. Who could possibly be against this?" asks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in a recent op-ed defending Free Basics.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age
by Geetha Hariharan and Jyoti Panday published Jul 14, 2015 last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:42 PM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society, the Observer Research Foundation, the Internet Policy Observatory, the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania organized this conference on April 21, 2015 in New Delhi.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media