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India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Free Speech and Public Order
by Gautam Bhatia published Feb 17, 2016 last modified Feb 18, 2016 06:23 AM — filed under: ,
In this post, Gautam Bhatia has explained the law on public order as a reasonable restriction to freedom of expression under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 17, 2016 last modified Feb 17, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: ,
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) had published a book in 2014 that examines free speech, expression and media development. The chapter contains a Foreword by Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO. Pranesh Prakash contributed to Independence: Introduction - Global Media Chapter. The book was edited by Courtney C. Radsch.
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
Why the Internet is Making India Furious
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore is a kind of hacker club for wonks and lawyers obsessed with issues of digital rights and global development. Not exactly the mainstream kids’ lunch table. But the Center was brought into sudden relief this week, thanks to … Mark Zuckerberg.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Rankathon on Digital Rights (Delhi, January 08)
by Amber Sinha published Dec 29, 2016 last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
Please join us on Sunday, January 08, at the CIS office in Hauz Khas, Delhi, for a rankathon to visualise, and contribute to the findings of the Ranking Digital Rights study, and critique the underlying methodology. The event will begin at 10:00 in the morning and participants can focus on one or more of three kinds of tasks: 1) visualising the CIS and Ranking Digital Rights data, 2) evaluating additional companies using the RDR methodology, and 3) evaluating the RDR methodology and its suitability for independent use.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
India: obscene pics of gods require massive human censorship of Google, Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
It's hardly the sort of Internet policy statement one hopes to hear from judges in major democracies. "Like China, we can block all such websites [who don't comply]," Justice Suresh Cait told Facebook and Google lawyers in India yesterday. "But let us not go to that situation."
Located in News & Media
Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of parliament (MP) from Kerala P Rajeeve was defeated by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
Located in News & Media
Twitter’s Censorship Move Aimed at Regaining China?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Twitter, the popular social networking site for micro-blogging, has announced it is open to content censorship and region-based filtering, if required by law. The service boasts nearly 300 million users from across the world. Vinod Yalburgi writes this in the International Business Times.
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Blog Entry Open letter to Hillary Clinton on Internet Freedom
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 17, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 08:28 AM — filed under: , , ,
Last month I wrote an open letter to Hillary Clinton. It was based on a presentation I that I made during a panel discussion at a Google sponsored conference titled Internet at Liberty 2012 in Washington DC on May 24, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance