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Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India partially lifts Porn Ban?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2015 last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — filed under: , ,
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology.
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Hate speech: ban or ignore?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some others. This on a day when Togadia and Owaisi were simultaneously trending on the social media.
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Blog Entry Freedom of Expression Gagged
by Chinmayi Arun published Feb 18, 2013 — filed under: ,
The use of law to bully people into silence, called ‘heckler’s veto’, is not unique to India, writes Chinmayi Arun in this op-ed published in Business Line on February 15, 2013.
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Cyber security, surveillance and the right to privacy: country perspectives
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
This blog post is fourth in a series of eight blog posts to report on the “Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression” recently concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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The Future of the Internet, Who Should Govern It and What is at Stake for You?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 28, 2014 last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:12 AM — filed under: , ,
Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, Internet Democracy project, Media for Change, SFLC and the Centre for Internet Society is organizing a Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the future of internet on January 29, 2014 at Multipurpose Hall, India International Center (IIC).
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Blog Entry Kashmir’s information vacuum
by Aayush Rathi and Akriti Bopanna published Aug 29, 2019 last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:34 AM — filed under: ,
Legislative backing is being appropriated to normalise communication shutdowns.
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Blog Entry Comparison of the Manila Principles to Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines(Amendment) Rules], 2018
by Akriti Bopanna and Gayatri Puthran published Sep 30, 2019 last modified Oct 13, 2019 05:46 AM — filed under: ,
This paper looks at the Manila Principles intermediary liability framework in comparison to the amended draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules, 2018 introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in December, 2018.
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Blog Entry Designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN’s Policy Development Processes
by Collin Kure, Akriti Bopanna and Austin Ruckstuhl published Oct 03, 2019 last modified Oct 03, 2019 02:43 PM — filed under: ,
As co-chairs of Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights (CCWP-HR) at International Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN), Akriti Bopanna and Collin Kurre executed a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN's processes. It was the first time such an experiment was conducted, and unique because of being a multi-stakeholder attempt.
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