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Blog Entry Good Intentions, Recalcitrant Text - I: Why India’s Proposal at the ITU is Troubling for Internet Freedoms
by Geetha Hariharan published Oct 28, 2014 last modified Nov 02, 2014 03:13 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is hosting its Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) this year in South Korea. At PP-14, India introduced a new draft resolution on ITU's Role in Realising Secure Information Society. The Draft Resolution has grave implications for human rights and Internet governance. Geetha Hariharan explores.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Net neutrality: Net activism packs a punch
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 19, 2015 last modified May 09, 2015 09:02 AM — filed under: , , ,
For the first time in the history of internet campaigns in India, a protest movement has successfully changed the course of a debate without having to take to the streets. The net neutrality movement is being fought almost totally in the virtual world. Hashtag activism isn't new in India. In recent times, several big campaigns have been bolstered by the internet which helped mobilize mass support and kept people constantly updated on events. Pink Chaddi, Jan Lokpal and the Nirbhaya movements were some examples of successful on-the-ground campaigns that were galvanized by social media. But they still needed public action — dharnas, candlelight vigils and actual pink undies — to make a difference.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Ban on pornography temporary, says government
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry GNI and IAMAI Launch Interactive Slideshow Exploring Impact of India's Internet Laws
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 17, 2014 last modified Jul 17, 2014 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India have come together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws impact economic innovation and freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 31, 2015 last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online intermediaries.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
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Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media