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Text of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
CIS had filed a request under the Right to Information Act with the government, asking a number of questions relating to blocking of content under the IT Act. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Oct 28, 2011 02:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Humpty-Dumpty Censorship of Television in India
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Nov 29, 2015 08:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Anonymous' hackers to protest Indian Internet laws
Global hacking movement Anonymous has called for protesters to take to the streets in 16 cities around India on Saturday over what it considers growing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 04:55 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Internet Freedom At Home: Governments, Companies Need Accountability, Speakers Say
The freedom to access the internet does not translate into freedom of expression in many countries of the world, including in western economies, according to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 28, 2012 05:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Two women arrested over Facebook gripe on Mumbai shutdown
A woman who complained about the Indian city of Mumbai shutting down for the funeral of divisive Hindu nationalist politician Balasaheb Thackeray was arrested ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 15, 2013 09:26 AM — Filed under: , ,
Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Hacktivists deface BSNL website
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website, www.bsnl.co.in, was hacked and defaced on Thursday afternoon. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 14, 2012 05:20 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Content Removal on Facebook — A Case of Privatised Censorship?
Any activity on Facebook, be it creating an account, posting a picture or status update or creating a group or page, is bound by Facebook’s Terms of Service ... by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jun 16, 2014 05:23 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
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 ... by Smarika Kumar last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That)
Without getting into questions of what should and should not be unlawful speech, Pranesh Prakash chooses to take a look at how Indian law promotes arbitrary ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 21, 2012 11:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Censoring the Internet: A brief manual
Blocking websites on the Internet should be proportionate to harm they intend. However, the government of India's approach is against the principles of natural ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 24, 2012 09:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
India’s ethnic clashes intensify within social-media maelstrom
It began in mid-July: First came a series of retaliatory killings between ethnic communities in the state of Assam in mid-July. Soon nearly 500,000 people had ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:25 PM — Filed under: , ,
Govt cracks down on Twitter
India’s crackdown on social media platforms for hosting “inflammatory” content — following the violence in Assam and the exodus of northeastern people from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 02:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Twitter users hit back at government ban
The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 02:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India Dismisses Charges of Internet Censorship
Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2012 05:29 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s Internet Curbs Under Legal Cloud
India’s crackdown on the Internet has caused much debate. But was it legal? by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2012 05:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,
When #GOIBlocks, twitterati fly off their ‘handles’
Ever since the news broke mid-week that some genuine Twitter accounts and six spoof accounts were blocked, the social networking platform has been in a tizzy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2012 05:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
To regulate Net intermediaries or not is the question
Given the disruption to public order caused by the mass exodus of North-Eastern Indians from several cities, the government has had for the first time in many ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 26, 2012 06:12 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Blocked websites: Where India flawed
Apart from not giving 48 hours response time, the Indian government has blocked some websites which don't exist or don't have web addresses, says an analyst. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 03:00 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Indian government defends Internet blocking
India on Friday defended itself against accusations of heavy-handed online censorship, saying it had been successful in blocking content blamed for fuelling ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:07 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Watch out for fettered speech
The constant attempts at censorship in the name of national security should give all right-thinking Indians pause. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 02, 2012 09:30 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India Blocks Facebook, Twitter, Mass Texts in Response to Unrest
The Indian government has gone on the offensive against Internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, demanding hundreds of pages be removed or blocked ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 03, 2012 02:46 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Communications from DeitY regarding blocking of Traffic emanating from IP addresses from States assessed to be sensitive in the current prevailing situation
by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 11, 2012 02:27 PM — Filed under: , ,
India believes in Complete Freedom of Cyber Space: Kapil Sibal
The site of the impact of a cyber crime should determine jurisdiction, says information technology minister Kapil Sibal. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2013 04:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Freedom in India – Open to Debate
In the aftermath of an Index on Censorship debate in New Delhi, Kirsty Hughes says India’s web users are standing at a crossroads by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 25, 2013 10:45 AM — Filed under: , ,
9th International Asian Conference
ITechLaw is organizing the 9th Annual Asian ITechLaw Conference on February 14 and 15, 2013 in India's high technology capital - Bangalore, India. Sunil ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 25, 2013 06:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,