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If you thought India is a country where freedom of speech and expression are fundamental rights, think twice!
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2015 last modified Apr 04, 2015 03:52 PM — filed under: , ,
Having contributed significantly in growing pollution and corruption indices, there's one place where India seems to hold the top spot is: imposing restrictions on social media contents. There have been over 5,800 restriction requests recorded in the second half of 2014, as per Facebook's Government Requests Report.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry In Twitter India’s Arbitrary Suspensions, a Question of What Constitutes a Public Space
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 12, 2019 — filed under: ,
A discussion is underway about the way social media platforms may have to operate within the tenets of constitutional protections of free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Inde: la tentative de contrôler l'internet est "illégale"
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Des spécialistes de l'internet ont qualifié vendredi de "complètement illégale" la tentative du gouvernement indien de bloquer des messages et des vidéos soupçonnés d'avoir contribué à attiser de récentes tensions interethniques.
Located in 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
India arrests professor over political cartoon
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: ,
Sharing funny, satirical cartoons over the Internet can land you in court and even in jail these days in the world’s largest democracy. The article by Rama Lakshmi was published in Washington Post on April 13, 2012.
Located in 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 Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians onto the streets to protest corruption.
Located in News & Media
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India believes in Complete Freedom of Cyber Space: Kapil Sibal
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 25, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The site of the impact of a cyber crime should determine jurisdiction, says information technology minister Kapil Sibal.
Located in News & Media
India bid to censor Internet draws flak
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2011 last modified Dec 09, 2011 10:36 AM — filed under: ,
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's image as a bastion of free speech.
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