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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
J&K social media ban: Use of 132-year-old Act can’t stand judicial scrutiny, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 04, 2017 02:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jammu and Kashmir's social media ban: Legal experts are not convinced this is a viable order
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region.
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
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online content rather than resort to complete shutdown.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
From Virtual to Reliable: Exploring Freedom and Facts in the World of WWW (World Wide Web)
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 last modified Mar 29, 2017 04:01 AM — filed under: , ,
An interactive seminar on internet freedom was organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and Adaan Foundation on March 21, 2017 at the India International Centre in New Delhi. Saikat Dutta and Amber Sinha were panelists.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Other Than Women: Exploring Harassment and Difference Online
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: ,
A satellite session at RightsCon in Brussels is being organized by the Tactical Technology Collective on March 28, 2017. Rohini Lakshané is a speaker at this event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Medianama and Mint organized #NAMApolicy open house on 'Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation' on February 22, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre. Japreet Grewal and Amber Sinha attended the event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Rankathon on Digital Rights (Delhi, January 08)
by Amber Sinha published Dec 29, 2016 last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
Please join us on Sunday, January 08, at the CIS office in Hauz Khas, Delhi, for a rankathon to visualise, and contribute to the findings of the Ranking Digital Rights study, and critique the underlying methodology. The event will begin at 10:00 in the morning and participants can focus on one or more of three kinds of tasks: 1) visualising the CIS and Ranking Digital Rights data, 2) evaluating additional companies using the RDR methodology, and 3) evaluating the RDR methodology and its suitability for independent use.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Discussion on Ranking Digital Rights in India (Delhi, January 07)
by Amber Sinha published Dec 29, 2016 last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:07 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Towards developing an understanding of how Indian ICT companies are recognising and upholding digital rights of their users, and to raise public awareness about the same, the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), with the support of Privacy International, has studied 8 Indian ICT companies, using the same methodology as the 2015 Corporate Accountability Index, to gain greater insight into company practices and initiate public dialogues. Please join us on Saturday, January 07, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, for a presentation of our findings followed by an open structured discussion on the methodology and implications of the study.
Located in Internet Governance / Events