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Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters.
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Blog Entry Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this?
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Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 11, 2013 last modified Oct 29, 2013 07:45 AM — filed under: ,
The Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, together with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, will be convening a Round-table on Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media on October 16, 2013 at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. Sunil Abraham is a speaker in the session on Impact of Media, Social Media & Technology on Democracy / Governance.
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Google survey: 37% of urban Indian voters are online
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 08, 2013 last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:41 AM — filed under: ,
Almost four out of every 10 urban voters (or 37%) in India are online, just a little less than the number (42%) that are undecided about whom they will vote for in the 2014 general elections, according to a survey by Google India and research agency TNS released on Tuesday.
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We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
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Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal information through Aadhaar. But in their own backyard, Bengaluru police have been publishing on Twitter the phone numbers of thousands of citizens reporting various crimes such as gambling on the streets, random quarrels and harassment of women.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: ,
In India and Indonesia, users criticize initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part II
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
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Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook townhall in US.
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How To Win Friends, FB Style
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , ,
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark Zuckerberg on September 27. Modi got emotional (yet again) while talking about his mother. Zuckerberg, the youngish founder of the world’s largest social networking site, got his parents to meet and pose with Modi.
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