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Foreign Media on Zuckerberg's India Backlash
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 30, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 09:20 AM — filed under: ,
When Facebook's co-founder proposed bringing free Web services to India, his stated aim was to help connect millions of impoverished people to unlimited opportunity. Instead, critics have accused him of making a poorly disguised land grab in India's burgeoning Internet sector. The growing backlash could threaten the very premise of Internet.org, his ambitious, two-year-old effort to connect the planet.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 11, 2013 last modified Oct 29, 2013 07:45 AM — filed under: ,
The Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, together with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, will be convening a Round-table on Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media on October 16, 2013 at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. Sunil Abraham is a speaker in the session on Impact of Media, Social Media & Technology on Democracy / Governance.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Gauging Users' Reactions Towards Zero Rating
by Aadya Misra published Nov 25, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the ongoing debate about zero-rated plans and net neutrality, this blog post aims to study the possible effects of a survey conducted in Bangalore to gauge users' reactions towards such plans, and specifically "limited packs" offered by major telecom companies.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Girls just wanna have... a voice
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 08, 2014 last modified Apr 01, 2014 11:21 AM — filed under: ,
Many Indian women have taken to Twitter, the micro-blogging site, to air their views. And some of them have become social media celebrities by virtue of their wise and witty tweets. Prasun Chaudhuri looks at the women who matter in India’s Twitterverse.
Located in News & Media
Google survey: 37% of urban Indian voters are online
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 08, 2013 last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:41 AM — filed under: ,
Almost four out of every 10 urban voters (or 37%) in India are online, just a little less than the number (42%) that are undecided about whom they will vote for in the 2014 general elections, according to a survey by Google India and research agency TNS released on Tuesday.
Located in News & Media
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Government blocks over 60 websites including github & sourceforge on anti-terror advisory
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Over 60 websites and links, including popular online tools like Github and Sourceforge used by thousands of programmers have been blocked in India, triggering angry protests by Internet users.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt blocks 32 websites, including Vimeo and Github
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying anti-India content from ISIS.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views and spreading the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests came in for heavy criticism by Internet activists, the media and other groups.
Located in News & Media