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Blog Entry CIS's Comments on the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 05, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is alarmed by the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, and has recommended that the proposed law be withdrawn in its entirety. It offered the following detailed comments as its submission.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Blog Entry List of Blocked 'Escort Service' Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Here is the full list of URLs that Indian ISPs were asked to block on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — filed under: , ,
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, the government has ordered ban on 237 websites. But as it happens whenever the Indian government bans website, there has been no public communication about the same.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street View feature.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India may not be guilty of opposing UN move to save internet rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
India is a democratic country, but the standards for freedom of expression promised to us—online and offline—are highly questionable, especially with online content being censured and comedians being threatened to be arrested for sedition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”
by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal published Jul 13, 2016 — filed under: ,
Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet.”
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Prometheus bound and gagged
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Funny how a healthy person like me can collapse one day and end up in the hospital. The doctor who made me go through every lab test available, finally diagnosed the cause after a chat with me. Apparently, I collapsed because I’m getting angry, increasing my blood pressure. The only solution he said is to stop reading newspapers, as I’m getting agitated by headlines like ‘India can go the China way and block sites’, or by how the government says there’s no Internet censorship while all it’s actions point the other way.
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