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Blog Entry The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
by Jyoti Panday published Nov 23, 2015 last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao Pessoa in Brazil from 10 November 2015 to 13 November 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 was ‘Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash & Jyoti Panday from CIS actively engaged and made substantive contributions to several key issues affecting internet governance at the IGF 2015. The issue-wise detail of their engagement is set out below.
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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s digital dream gets bad reception
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Silicon Valley’s most powerful chief executives this week how his government “attacked poverty by using the power of networks and mobile phones’’, the entire population of the state of Kashmir remained offline — by order of the state.
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Hiding behind rules on naming sites it banned, govt reveals fears
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 — filed under: ,
With the union government's ban on 857 porn sites in July creating brouhaha across the country, there had been a concern over the voice of the youth being stifled and censorship making a comeback.
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Government may tieup with global police, Interpol to fight child pornography
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
International partnerships, including with the global police network Interpol, could be the basis for India's strategy to counter child pornography after the government's move to ban websites peddling smut backfired last month.
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Blog Entry Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
by Smarika Kumar published Aug 28, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This post by Smarika Kumar is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Smarika is a consultant with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. She is interested in issues concerning law and technology. In this essay, Smarika explores how through the use of policy and regulation, the private marketplace of the internet is sought to be reined in and reconciled to the public sphere, which is mostly represented through legislations governing the internet.
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India partially lifts Porn Ban?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2015 last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — filed under: , ,
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order.
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Ban on pornography temporary, says government
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography.
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Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
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Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
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