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Webinar on the draft Intermediary Guidelines Amendment Rules
by Admin published Jan 18, 2019 — filed under: , ,
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on January 10 to discuss the draft "The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018". Gurshabad Grover was a discussant in the panel.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry India should reconsider its proposed regulation of online content
by Gurshabad Grover published Jan 24, 2019 last modified Jan 24, 2019 04:59 PM — filed under: ,
The lack of technical considerations in the proposal is also apparent since implementing the proposal is infeasible for certain intermediaries. End-to-end encrypted messaging services cannot “identify” unlawful content since they cannot decrypt it. Presumably, the government’s intention is not to disallow end-to-end encryption so that intermediaries can monitor content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 02, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:18 AM — filed under: , ,
The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country.
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Proxies and VPNs: Why govt can't ban porn websites?
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 03, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
The government's move to block more than 800 pornographic websites has led experts to question whether this latest attempt to police the internet is even feasible.
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Is free speech an Indian value?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2013 — filed under: ,
Is freedom of speech and expression deeply accepted in Indian society? Or is it merely a European cultural import that made its way along with the English language and appeared in the Constitution because of the founding fathers' genius? Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya reviews Freedom Song, a film and connects the dots.
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The freedom of expression debate: The State must mend fences with The Web
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 18, 2012 last modified Jan 07, 2013 10:30 AM — filed under: , ,
A fortnight after her arrest, Renu Srinivasan spends her free time singing Ashley Tisdale's number Suddenly. The lyrics - Suddenly people know my name, suddenly, everything has changed - resonate with the story of her life ever since she 'liked' and 'shared' her friend, Shaheen Dhada's, 21, controversial post regarding Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral on Facebook on November 18 and got arrested for it.
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Censorship makes India fall two places on global internet freedom chart
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
A recently released global report on the internet freedom rated India 39th in 2012, a slip from two places last year.
Located in News & Media
India blocks more than 250 Web sites for inciting hate, panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Nearly 80 people have been killed and 400,000 displaced in fighting between Muslims and India’s Hindu Bodo tribespeople in Assam, a northeastern state of India, in recent weeks. The violence has prompted many northeasterners living in major cities to flee, fearing reprisals.
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Blog Entry Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Examining the Constitutionality of the Ban on Broadcast of News by Private FM and Community Radio Stations
by Gurshabad Grover, Torsha Sarkar, Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi published Sep 27, 2019 — filed under: ,
Gurshabad Grover and Torsha Sarkar along with Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi co-authored a paper that examined the constitutionality of the government prohibition on the broadcast of news against private and community FM channels.
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