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On social media, Modi goes soft
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
“Truth stands on its own; it doesn’t need a prop.” Is this Mahatma Gandhi? No, it’s Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. Gujarat’s elections are near, but in the arena of social media, Modi has already won. From over a million subscribers on Twitter to a Facebook page flooded with “likes”, Modi’s net is cast wide.
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Freedom Song: Film Screening and Discussion
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 12, 2013 last modified Mar 15, 2013 06:51 AM — filed under: , ,
Freedom Song, a documentary film produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Subi Chaturvedi will be screened at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus on March 21, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by discussions. Paranjoy will be present for the screening and will answer questions from the participants.
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Namaste, Mr. Eric Schmidt
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2013 — filed under: ,
An article by R. Jai Krishna published in the Wall Street Journal on March 20, 2013 quotes Sunil Abraham.
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Press controls ‘send wrong message to rest of world’
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Britain could trigger an international media crackdown if the Government goes ahead with plans for a Royal Charter to introduce a new Press regulator, free speech campaigners warned yesterday.
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Blog Entry CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has recommended that the government amend the Rules it passed in April 2011 under section 79 of the Information Technology Act.
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Blog Entry GNI Assessment Finds ICT Companies Protect User Privacy and Freedom of Expression
by Elonnai Hickok published Jan 20, 2014 — filed under: ,
Elonnai Hickok analyses a public report recently published by GNI on the independent assessment process for Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. The report finds Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to be in compliance with the GNI principles on privacy and freedom of expression.
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Blog Entry Making the Powerful Accountable
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 30, 2014 last modified Jan 30, 2014 06:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
If powerful figures are not subjected to transparent court proceedings, the opacity in the face of a critical issue is likely to undermine public faith in the judiciary.
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Blog Entry FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 07, 2014 last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world).
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Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
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Facebook: Limiting access to social media can restrict freedom of speech
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 08, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In its counter-affidavit to the PIL in the Delhi high court, Facebook has argued that limiting access to social media can limit an individual's freedom of speech and expression.
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