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EC guidelines on social media: Welcome move, but not enough
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 01, 2013 last modified Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: ,
With election season close by and the growing ubiquity of social media, the Election Commission of India’s recent guidelines for how candidates and political parties must conduct themselves on social media are a well-intentioned step. But are these guidelines enough to regulate how online media is used by parties and candidates, given the kind of proxy wars that are played online? For now, not really.
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Indian politicians yet to tap voters online: CIS’s Abraham
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham talks about the role online media will play in forthcoming elections and the behaviour of online readers of news.
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The quest for genuine clout on the internet
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 13, 2013 last modified Oct 29, 2013 07:08 AM — filed under: ,
There is a lot of interest and speculation on the impact of social media on politics because of its amplification effects.
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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.
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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.
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Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters.
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How Next-Gen Smartphone Users are Being Bought and Sold
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:48 AM — filed under: ,
After facebook and google, Twitter became the latest to buy millions of Indian smartphone users in July.
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Facebook: Limiting access to social media can restrict freedom of speech
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 08, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In its counter-affidavit to the PIL in the Delhi high court, Facebook has argued that limiting access to social media can limit an individual's freedom of speech and expression.
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Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com.
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सावधान आपके प्रोफ़ाइल पर है पुलिस की नज़र!
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 18, 2013 last modified Jul 31, 2013 04:10 AM — filed under: , ,
जन लोकपाल, दिल्ली रेप केस और बाबा रामदेव के आंदोलनों में उमड़ी भीड़ से घबराई सरकारी एजेंसियां अब सोशल मीडिया पर कड़ी नज़र रखने के लिए मैदान में उतरी हैं.
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