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Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views and spreading the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave of online protests.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
Located in 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 FOEX Live
by Geetha Hariharan published Jul 07, 2014 last modified Jul 07, 2014 12:36 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Selections of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world)
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
by Jessamine Mathew published Jul 04, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Free Speech and Civil Defamation
by Gautam Bhatia published Jun 25, 2014 last modified Jul 08, 2014 08:31 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Does defamation become a tool in powerful hands to suppress criticism? Gautam Bhatia examines the strict and unrealistic demands of defamation law, and concludes that defamation suits are a weapon to silence dissent and bad press.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Free Speech and Source Protection for Journalists
by Gautam Bhatia published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:10 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Gautam Bhatia explores journalistic source protection from the perspective of the right to freedom of speech & expression. In this post, he articulates clearly the centrality of source protection to press freedoms, and surveys the differing legal standards in the US, Europe and India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog