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Kapil Sibal to sterilise Net but undercover sting shows 6 of 7 websites already trigger-happy to censor under ‘chilling’ IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 — filed under: ,
The Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has carried out an undercover investigation into the "chilling effects" of new information technology laws on freedom of expression online, with six out of seven major websites removing innocent content online without proper investigation, creating a "private censorship regime".
Karthikeyan R v Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The court refused to direct the government to take proactive steps to curb access to Internet pornography stating that such matters require case-by-case analysis to be constitutionally valid under Article 19(1)(a) (Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression).
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Kashmir’s information vacuum
by Aayush Rathi and Akriti Bopanna published Aug 29, 2019 last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:34 AM — filed under: ,
Legislative backing is being appropriated to normalise communication shutdowns.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet across Kashmir.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 25, 2017 — filed under: ,
A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Online Speech: Deadlock to Dialogue
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 last modified Oct 15, 2012 05:44 AM — filed under: , ,
The event was hosted by FICCI Communications and Digital Economy Committee on September 4, 2012 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash spoke on censorship and the way forward.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry List of Blocked 'Escort Service' Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Here is the full list of URLs that Indian ISPs were asked to block on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Live Chat: Win for Free Speech
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Join us for a live chat at 5.30 pm on SC striking down the Section 66A of the IT Act which had permitted the arrest of people for posting "offensive content" on the internet.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Los internautas indios se oponen a la censura a través de la Red
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2011 — filed under: ,
La idea del Gobierno indio de censurar los contenidos de internet ha chocado con el rechazo de la empresas del sector y de los internautas, que están usando las redes sociales para ridiculizar al ministro
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Making the Powerful Accountable
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 30, 2014 last modified Jan 30, 2014 06:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
If powerful figures are not subjected to transparent court proceedings, the opacity in the face of a critical issue is likely to undermine public faith in the judiciary.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog