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Blog Entry What lurks beneath the Network
by Nishant Shah published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
There is a series of buzzwords that have become a naturalised part of discussions around digital social media—participation, collaboration, peer-2-peer, mobilisation, etc. Especially in the post Arab Spring world (and our own home-grown Anna Hazare spectacles), there is this increasing belief in the innate possibilities of social media as providing ways by which the world as we know it shall change for the better. Young people are getting on to the streets and demanding their rights to the future.
Located in Internet Governance
Tweets and twits
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The orders issued by the Ministry of Communication and IT to block more than 300 items on the Internet, including Twitter handles, Facebook pages, YouTube videos, blogposts, pages of certain websites, and in some cases entire websites, tell a revealing story of a government that has simply not applied its mind to the issue of how to deal with hate speech, both cyber and traditional.
Located in News & Media
Regulating the Internet by fiat
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Union government’s move to ban or block 310 online entities is worrisome.
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Inde: la tentative de contrôler l'internet est "illégale"
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Des spécialistes de l'internet ont qualifié vendredi de "complètement illégale" la tentative du gouvernement indien de bloquer des messages et des vidéos soupçonnés d'avoir contribué à attiser de récentes tensions interethniques.
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India: Social Media Censorship to Contain ‘Cyber-Terrorism'?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
This is the second post in the 2-part series about the perceived role of social media in the wake of the Assam clashes that spilled across the country and threatened to upset the nation's peace.
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Delhi defends Internet blocking
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , ,
India on Friday defended itself against accusations of heavy-handed online censorship, saying it had been successful in blocking content blamed for fuelling ethnic tensions.
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Internet clamp outrage
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top Internet expert said yesterday.
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Criticism mounts over India censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s government is facing fierce criticism from privacy groups, political opponents and irate internet users accusing it of an excessive and poorly targeted censorship drive as it seeks to contain social alarm triggered by communal unrest.
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Tata Photon unblocks Wordpress.com
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
As of yesterday, the Tata Photon service of the Internet service provider (ISP) Tata Teleservices seems to have lifted the block it had put on the Wordpress.com domain for over a week.
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Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government’s efforts to stem a weeklong panic among some ethnic minorities has again put it at odds with Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
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