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Blog Entry Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores the legal angles to the arrests.
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Women Arrested in Mumbai for Complaining on Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
For over 30 hours following the death of the Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Saturday, stores throughout Mumbai closed their shutters and taxis and autorickshaws stayed off the streets.
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Girls arrested for Facebook post on Thackeray get bail
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:18 AM — filed under: , ,
Two girls who were arrested for making a Facebook comment protesting the closure of shops in the wake of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray‘s death, have been released on bail bonds of Rs 15,000 each.
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India's Shame: World Reacts to FB Post Arrest
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:51 AM — filed under: , ,
The arrest of 21 year old Shaheen Dhada for posting anti-Bal Thackeray comments has not only outraged Indians. The story has been picked up and reported across international media as well. Though they may not be aware of the complexities of Indian politics, the fact that young girls were arrested for an FB post has got them questioning the dwindling tolerance for the freedom of speech in India.
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Thousands go online against 66A
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it began on Tuesday — two days before Kapil Sibal, telecom and IT minister, chairs a meeting with the cyber regulation advisory committee.
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ICANN 65 De-briefing Meeting
by Admin published Jul 21, 2019 — filed under: , ,
The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organized an ICANN65 de-briefing meeting on July 16, 2019. Akriti Bopanna remotely presented on the Human Rights related developments that took place at the Marrakech meeting, over the course of the 4 days.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry FOEX Live: June 8-15, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 16, 2014 last modified Jun 16, 2014 10:22 AM — filed under: , , ,
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). Please email relevant news/cases/incidents to geetha[at]cis-india.org.
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Blog Entry Free Speech and Source Protection for Journalists
by Gautam Bhatia published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:10 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Gautam Bhatia explores journalistic source protection from the perspective of the right to freedom of speech & expression. In this post, he articulates clearly the centrality of source protection to press freedoms, and surveys the differing legal standards in the US, Europe and India.
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Blog Entry Free Speech and Surveillance
by Gautam Bhatia published Jul 07, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Gautam Bhatia examines the constitutionality of surveillance by the Indian state.
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Reply to RTI Application on Blocking of website and Rule 419A of Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
The Department of Telecommunications sent its reply to an RTI application from the Centre for Internet and Society. The application was sent on December 27, 2012 with reference to blocking of websites and Rule 419A of the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951.
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