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Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression.
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Civil society & industry oppose India’s plans to modify ITRs
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 23, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 09:42 AM — filed under: , ,
Industry fears ITU control over Internet; excessive content control and surveillance an issue for civil society.
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How to Steer Clear of India’s Strict Internet Laws
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 10:13 AM — filed under: ,
The arrest of two women in Mumbai for a Facebook post is the latest heavy-handed move by India’s government to curb what Indian citizens say on the Internet.
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Second International e-Governance Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2012 last modified Dec 11, 2012 10:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The second international conference on governance and electronics which is held under the motto "Together Toward Digital Inclusion" is organized by the National Committee for Corporate Governance Electronic Iraq and the United Nations Development Programme at Rashid Hotel in Baghdad from December 2-3, 2012. The event aims to review the achievements of the program e-governance Iraqi national, and discuss the challenges of applying e-governance as a tool to achieve public sector reform and digital inclusion.
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Blog Entry Transcripts from WCIT-12
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 03, 2012 last modified Dec 03, 2012 02:00 PM — filed under: ,
We are archiving copies of the live-transcripts from the World Conference on International Telecommunications, 2012 (WCIT-12) which is being held in Dubai from 3–14 December, 2012.
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Blog Entry Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 03, 2012 last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Snehashish Ghosh summarizes the facts of a few cases where Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000, has been mentioned or discussed.
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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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OurSay: how India’s technology is cutting into corruption
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 17, 2012 — filed under:
In the world’s largest democracy, corruption has long been part of the system of governance. However, transformative new technologies are playing an exciting and powerful role in citizen engagement, good governance and in the mobilisation of the masses for social action.
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India's social media "spring" masks forgotten protests
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 01, 2011 last modified Sep 01, 2011 06:24 AM — filed under:
Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for 10 years to protest against military abuses, force-fed by tubes through her nose. But the tragedy for the world's longest hunger strike is that she is on the wrong side of India's digital divide.
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Blog Entry Interview with Big Brother Watch on Privacy and Surveillance
by Maria Xynou published Oct 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Maria Xynou interviewed Emma Carr, the Deputy Director of Big Brother Watch, on privacy and surveillance. View this interview and gain an insight on why we should all "have something to hide"!
Located in Internet Governance / Blog