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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?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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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Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
by Admin published May 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30!
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'
by Admin published Jun 26, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were kidnappers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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 Internet.org initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media