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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
Facebook’s Fight to Be Free
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 10, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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