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Internet, social media access should not be blocked: Ban
Amidst a raging controversy over the federal government’s proposal to monitor content in cyber space, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said access to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 12, 2011 04:16 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet At Liberty 2012
Activists and experts from all over the world came together for this event organised by Google on May 23 and 24, 2012 to explore free expression in the digital ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 05, 2012 05:24 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: , ,
Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to "Privacy Bill"
On January 21, 2012 a public conference “Privacy Matters” was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. It was the sixth conference organised in ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:27 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: , , , ,
The Privatisation of Censorship: The Online Responsibility to Protect Free Expression
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this workshop organised on November 5, 2012. It was organized by Index on Censorship. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2012 01:48 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: , , , ,
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2016 01:14 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UN Human Rights Council urged to protect human rights online
63 civil society groups urged the UN Human Rights Council to address global challenges to freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights on the ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 19, 2014 01:28 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech. by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Minimising Legal Risks of Online Intermediaries while Protecting User Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) is organizing a workshop during the APrIGF event to be held ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance: The Way Ahead
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) is organizing a workshop "Multi-stakeholder Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Poor Guarantee of Online Freedom in India
The debate over the "Intermediaries Guidelines" as part of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in Parliament brought focus to the issue of censorship and lack ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 04:18 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: , , , , , ,
The Five Monkeys & Ice-cold Water
The Indian government provides leadership, both domestically and internationally, when it comes to access to knowledge. by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 30, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Pitroda seeks to put govt information in public domain
In the first-ever Indian government press conference on Twitter, Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on public information infrastructure and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2012 05:13 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: , , , , ,
‘Chilling’ Impact of India’s April Internet Rules
Kapil Sibal’s demand that Internet companies self-censor users’ content is just the latest move by the Indian government to restrict information on Facebook ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 27, 2012 04:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Google to change privacy policy to use personal info of users
It is a warning for users of Google and other Social Networking sites. Who are using these sites for searching anything they want to know and sharing their ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2012 05:03 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes
Since the 1990s, internet usage has seen a massive growth, facilitated in part, by growing importance of intermediaries, that act as gateways to the internet. ... by Torsha Sarkar last modified Jun 26, 2020 11:59 AM — Filed under: , ,
India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states
India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization. by Admin last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM — 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: , , , , ,