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India's ‘Facebook ruling’ is another nail in the coffin of the MNO model
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 last modified Feb 28, 2016 03:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Ability to access 'net from mobe no longer considered a miracle.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Why the Internet is Making India Furious
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore is a kind of hacker club for wonks and lawyers obsessed with issues of digital rights and global development. Not exactly the mainstream kids’ lunch table. But the Center was brought into sudden relief this week, thanks to … Mark Zuckerberg.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 23, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this Facebook project.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 17, 2016 last modified Feb 17, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: ,
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) had published a book in 2014 that examines free speech, expression and media development. The chapter contains a Foreword by Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO. Pranesh Prakash contributed to Independence: Introduction - Global Media Chapter. The book was edited by Courtney C. Radsch.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Free Speech and Public Order
by Gautam Bhatia published Feb 17, 2016 last modified Feb 18, 2016 06:23 AM — filed under: ,
In this post, Gautam Bhatia has explained the law on public order as a reasonable restriction to freedom of expression under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Free Speech and the Law on Sedition
by Siddharth Narrain published Feb 17, 2016 — filed under:
Siddharth Narrain explains how the law in India has addressed sedition.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Internet Freedom
by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
The modern medium of the web is an open-sourced, democratic world in which equality is an ideal, which is why what is most important is Internet freedom.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook’s Free Basics hits snag in India
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Indian regulators have dealt a major blow to Facebook’s controversial Free Basics online access plan by forbidding so-called differential pricing by internet companies, in effect banning the programme in the country.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media