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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: , ,
Counter-proposal by the Centre for Internet and Society: Draft Information Technology (Intermediary Due Diligence and Information Removal) Rules, 2012
Any restriction on freedom of speech should embody and be guided by the following principles, as identified by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:56 AM — 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: , ,
'Free Speech and Media in South Asia: Human Rights Concerns in a Globalizing World'
A seminar organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2013 05:33 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: , ,
Is freedom of expression under threat in the digital age?
This week Index held a high level panel debate in partnership with the Editors Guild of India and the India International Centre to discuss the question “Is ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2013 10:50 AM — 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: , , , , ,
Women Arrested in Mumbai for Complaining on Facebook
For over 30 hours following the death of the Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Saturday, stores throughout Mumbai closed their shutters and taxis and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2012 11:32 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Girls arrested for Facebook post on Thackeray get bail
Two girls who were arrested for making a Facebook comment protesting the closure of shops in the wake of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray‘s death, have been ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:18 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's Shame: World Reacts to FB Post Arrest
The arrest of 21 year old Shaheen Dhada for posting anti-Bal Thackeray comments has not only outraged Indians. The story has been picked up and reported across ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Thousands go online against 66A
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
ICANN 65 De-briefing Meeting
The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) organized an ICANN65 de-briefing meeting on July 16, 2019. Akriti Bopanna remotely ... by Admin last modified Jul 21, 2019 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
FOEX Live: June 8-15, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). Please email relevant ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 16, 2014 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Free Speech and Source Protection for Journalists
Gautam Bhatia explores journalistic source protection from the perspective of the right to freedom of speech & expression. In this post, he articulates clearly ... by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:10 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Free Speech and Surveillance
Gautam Bhatia examines the constitutionality of surveillance by the Indian state. by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jul 07, 2014 04:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Reply to RTI Application on Blocking of website and Rule 419A of Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951
The Department of Telecommunications sent its reply to an RTI application from the Centre for Internet and Society. The application was sent on December 27, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 21, 2013 07:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Cyber Dialogue Conference 2014
The Cyber Dialogue conference, presented by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, will ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 08, 2014 05:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Neutrality, Free Speech and the Indian Constitution - II
In this 3 part series, Gautam Bhatia explores the concept of net neutrality in the context of Indian law and the Indian Constitution. by Gautam Bhatia last modified Apr 29, 2014 07:42 AM — Filed under: ,
Haphazard censorship? Leaked list of blocked websites in India
An analysis of a leaked list of the websites blocked by Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on directions from the Department of Telecom bring to light ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2012 06:18 AM — Filed under: , , ,
World Library and Information Congress 2018
Swaraj Paul Barooah was a speaker at two panels during the World Library and Information Congress 2018 (WLIC2018), organised by the International Federation of ... by Admin last modified Aug 31, 2018 02:23 AM — Filed under: ,
हेट स्पीच
रोहित शर्मा द्वारा संपादित by Yash Mittal last modified Sep 07, 2018 06:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
India’s post-truth society
The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance. by Swaraj Paul Barooah last modified Sep 12, 2018 12:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
Net nanny meets muscular law
India’s new human-trafficking bill could criminalise sex workers and curtail free speech. by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 05:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Community Standards Roundtable Conversations
Ambika Tandon was a participant in a roundtable organized by Facebook, School of Media & Cultural Studies, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bengaluru ... by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Kapil Sibal to sterilise Net but undercover sting shows 6 of 7 websites already trigger-happy to censor under ‘chilling’ IT Act
The Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has carried out an undercover investigation into the "chilling effects" of new information technology ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2011 06:02 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s dreams of web censorship
If you are offended by this post, please contact Kapil Sibal, India’s telecoms and IT minister, and he will make sure it is promptly taken down. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 26, 2012 06:59 AM — Filed under: ,