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Dystopia vs development: The Kashmir paradox
by Asmita Bakshi published Oct 20, 2019 — filed under: ,
On 26 July, Azmat Ali Mir, 26, landed in her hometown, Srinagar. A day later, uncertainty and panic gripped the Kashmir valley—the Amarnath yatris (pilgrims) and other tourists were being evacuated, there was heavy military deployment and news reports claimed that there could be a threat to the border.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN’s Policy Development Processes
by Collin Kure, Akriti Bopanna and Austin Ruckstuhl published Oct 03, 2019 last modified Oct 03, 2019 02:43 PM — filed under: ,
As co-chairs of Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights (CCWP-HR) at International Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN), Akriti Bopanna and Collin Kurre executed a Human Rights Impact Assessment for ICANN's processes. It was the first time such an experiment was conducted, and unique because of being a multi-stakeholder attempt.
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Blog Entry Comparison of the Manila Principles to Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines(Amendment) Rules], 2018
by Akriti Bopanna and Gayatri Puthran published Sep 30, 2019 last modified Oct 13, 2019 05:46 AM — filed under: ,
This paper looks at the Manila Principles intermediary liability framework in comparison to the amended draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules, 2018 introduced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in December, 2018.
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Blog Entry Examining the Constitutionality of the Ban on Broadcast of News by Private FM and Community Radio Stations
by Gurshabad Grover, Torsha Sarkar, Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi published Sep 27, 2019 — filed under: ,
Gurshabad Grover and Torsha Sarkar along with Rajashri Seal and Neil Trivedi co-authored a paper that examined the constitutionality of the government prohibition on the broadcast of news against private and community FM channels.
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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.
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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.
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ICANN 65
by Admin published Jun 27, 2019 last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:08 AM — filed under: , ,
Akriti Bopanna attended ICANN 65 in Marrakech, Morocco from 24 - 27 June 2019.
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Stockholm Internet Forum 2019
by Admin published May 25, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 04:15 AM — filed under: , ,
Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) organized the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019 in Stockholm from 16 - 17 May 2019. Gurshabad Grover was a panelist in the discussion on 'Influencing Internet Governance' co-organised by Article 19. The other panelists were Sylvie Coudray (UNESCO), Grace Githaiga (Kictanet), J. Carlos Lara (Derechos Digitales) and Charles Bradley (GPD). The discussion was moderated by Mallory Knodel (Article 19).
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Consilience 2019
by Admin published May 25, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 07:25 AM — filed under: ,
The Law and Technology Society at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore organised Consilience on May 25, 2019.
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Blog Entry CIS Response to ICANN's proposed renewal of .org Registry
by Akriti Bopanna published Apr 28, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
We thank ICANN for the opportunity to comment on this issue of its proposed renewal of the .org Registry Agreement with the operator, Public Interest Registry (PIR). Supporting much of the community , we too find severe issues with the proposed agreement. These centre around the removal of price caps and imposing obligations being currently deliberated in an ongoing Policy Development Process (PDP).
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