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The freedom of expression debate: The State must mend fences with The Web
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 18, 2012 last modified Jan 07, 2013 10:30 AM — filed under: , ,
A fortnight after her arrest, Renu Srinivasan spends her free time singing Ashley Tisdale's number Suddenly. The lyrics - Suddenly people know my name, suddenly, everything has changed - resonate with the story of her life ever since she 'liked' and 'shared' her friend, Shaheen Dhada's, 21, controversial post regarding Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's funeral on Facebook on November 18 and got arrested for it.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The generation of e-Emergency
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 22, 2015 last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:40 PM — filed under: , ,
The next generation of censorship technology is expected to be ‘real-time content manipulation’ through ISPs and Internet companies.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Humpty-Dumpty Censorship of Television in India
by Bhairav Acharya published Nov 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the irrational controlling impulse of the law.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
by Jyoti Panday published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Last Word: Is there a need to review Information Technology Act?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 12:10 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Does the high-handed arrest of two young girls mean it's time to review and revise the IT Act?
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The Making of an Asian City
by Nishant Shah published Jul 21, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 08:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Nishant Shah attended the conference on 'Pluralism in Asia: Asserting Transnational Identities, Politics, and Perspectives' organised by the Asia Scholarship Foundation, in Bangkok, where he presented the final paper based on his work in Shanghai. The paper, titled 'The Making of an Asian City', consolidates the different case studies and stories collected in this blog, in order to make a larger analyses about questions of cultural production, political interventions and the invisible processes that are a part of the IT Cities.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / The promise of invisibility - Technology and the City
The noose tightens on freedom of speech on the Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
A WORRYING trend has emerged in the last few years, where intermediaries around the world are being used as chokepoints to restrict freedom of expression online, and to hold users accountable for content.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Perils of 'Hactivism'
by Chinmayi Arun published Aug 20, 2012 — filed under: ,
Civil disobedience includes accepting the penalty for breaking the law. Untraceable hackers are far removed from this ethic.
Located in Internet Governance
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
The state. And the rage of the cyber demon
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Internet might be a Pandora’s box. But should the government be wasting time regulating the cacophony?
Located in News & Media