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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
Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — filed under: ,
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Creativity, Politics, and Internet Censorship
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jun 16, 2016 last modified Jun 17, 2016 07:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
In collaboration with Karnataka for Kashmir, we organised a discussion on 'Creativity, Politics and Internet Censorship' on May 25, 2016. Mahum Shabir, a legal activist and artist, Mir Suhail, political cartoonist with Kashmir Reader and Rising Kashmir, and Habeel Iqbal, a lawyer who has worked with several justice groups in Kashmir, shared some of their work and experiences. This discussion was organised as part of Port of Kashmir 2016, a series of events bringing together a small collective of people using different modes of art and activism to address crucial challenges to free speech and democracy in the state.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Criminal defamation remains and so does the debate
by Japreet Grewal published May 19, 2016 last modified May 23, 2016 06:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
by Nishant Shah published Apr 17, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — filed under: ,
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
by Jyoti Panday published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Humpty-Dumpty Censorship of Television in India
by Bhairav Acharya published Nov 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the irrational controlling impulse of the law.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog