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Internet, social media access should not be blocked: Ban
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 12, 2011 — filed under: ,
Amidst a raging controversy over the federal government’s proposal to monitor content in cyber space, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said access to the Internet and various social media must not be blocked as a way to prevent criticism and public debate.
Internet At Liberty 2012
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 20, 2012 last modified Jul 05, 2012 05:24 AM — filed under: , ,
Activists and experts from all over the world came together for this event organised by Google on May 23 and 24, 2012 to explore free expression in the digital age.
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Two women arrested over Facebook gripe on Mumbai shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 15, 2013 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
A woman who complained about the Indian city of Mumbai shutting down for the funeral of divisive Hindu nationalist politician Balasaheb Thackeray was arrested for "hurting religious sentiments," local police told reporters amid public anger over the case.
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Blog Entry Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to "Privacy Bill"
by Natasha Vaz published Jan 28, 2012 last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On January 21, 2012 a public conference “Privacy Matters” was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. It was the sixth conference organised in the series of regional consultations held as “Privacy Matters”. The present conference analyzed the Draft Privacy Bill and the participants discussed the challenges and concerns of privacy in India.
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Blog Entry Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jul 13, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in collaboration with the Internet Policy Observatory of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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The Privatisation of Censorship: The Online Responsibility to Protect Free Expression
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 05, 2012 last modified Dec 09, 2012 01:48 AM — filed under: , ,
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this workshop organised on November 5, 2012. It was organized by Index on Censorship.
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Hacktivists deface BSNL website
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 14, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website, www.bsnl.co.in, was hacked and defaced on Thursday afternoon.
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by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Vidushi Marda participated in the event as a speaker.
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Blog Entry UN Human Rights Council urged to protect human rights online
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 19, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
63 civil society groups urged the UN Human Rights Council to address global challenges to freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights on the Internet. Centre for Internet & Society joined in the statement, delivered on behalf of the 63 groups by Article 19.
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Blog Entry WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 20, 2014 last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS Outcomes from Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and to envision a post-2015 Development Agenda. Geetha Hariharan attended the event on CIS' behalf.
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