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DIT's Response to RTI on Website Blocking
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 07, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:13 AM — filed under: , , ,
For the first time in India, we have a list of websites that are blocked by order of the Indian government. This data was received from the Department of Information Technology in response to an RTI that CIS filed. Pranesh Prakash of CIS analyzes the implications of these blocks, as well as the shortcomings of the DIT's response.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Present — and Future — Dangers of India's Draconian New Internet Regulations
by Anja Kovacs published May 31, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — filed under: , ,
The uproar surrounding India's Internet Control Rules makes clear that in the Internet age, as before, the active chilling of freedom of expression by the state is unacceptable in a democracy. Yet if India's old censorship regimes are to be maintained in this new context, the state will have little choice but to do just that. Are we ready to rethink the ways in which we deal with free speech and censorship as a society? Asks Anja Kovacs in this article, published in Caravan, 1 June 2011.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 19, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:55 AM — filed under: , , ,
India has a long history of censorship that it justifies in the name of national security. But new laws governing the Internet are unreasonable and — given the multitude of online voices — poorly thought out, argues Anja Kovacs in this article published in the Sunday Guardian on 17 April 2011.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Rules under the Information Technology Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 28, 2009 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:13 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society commissioned an advocate, Ananth Padmanabhan, to produce a comment on the Draft Rules that have been published by the government under the Information Technology Act. In his comments, Mr. Padmanabhan highlights the problems with each of the rules and presents specific recommendations on how they can be improved. These comments were sent to the Department of Information and Technology.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Primer on the New IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 29, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With this draft information bulletin, we briefly discuss some of the problems with the Information Technology Act, and invite your comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Chilling Effects and Frozen Words
by Lawrence Liang published Apr 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
What if the real danger is not that we lose our freedom of speech and expression but our sense of humour as a nation? Lawrence Liang's op-ed was published in the Hindu on April 30, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Indian govt blocks 40 smut sites, forgets to give reason
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 09:04 AM — filed under: , ,
Don't mind us, we're just censoring your content for you...
Located in News & Media
Govt goes after porn, makes ISPs ban sites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 26, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:11 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has decided to put a blanket ban on several websites that allow users to share pornographic content.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Indian surveillance laws & practices far worse than US
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 13, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
Explosive would be just the word to describe the revelations by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Is freedom of expression under threat in digital age?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2013 last modified Jan 17, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , ,
With social networking site Facebook boasting of 1 billion members globally and micro-blogging site Twitter claiming millions, opinion was divided on whether the freedom of expression was under threat in the digital age.
Located in News & Media