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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
Stand up for Digital Rights
by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 13, 2016 last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online intermediaries which describes key areas where such actors have responsibilities. The event will be held at CIS office in Bangalore on June 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 14, 2016 — filed under:
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 27, 2016 last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores why the issue of jurisdiction is the most important question, and why it remains unaddressed.
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Blog Entry Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior
by Vidushi Marda published Jun 29, 2016 last modified Jun 30, 2016 06:07 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Prepared by Vidushi Marda, with inputs from Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Sunil Abraham.
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Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.
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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
Behind the scenes of Escort Economy 2.0
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under:
With the government banning over 200 escort sites last week, Sunday Times speaks to the owner of an agency to find out how tech is driving the world's oldest profession.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
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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