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Blog Entry Content Removal on Facebook — A Case of Privatised Censorship?
by Jessamine Mathew published Jun 16, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Any activity on Facebook, be it creating an account, posting a picture or status update or creating a group or page, is bound by Facebook’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. These contain a list of content that is prohibited from being published on Facebook which ranges from hate speech to pornography to violation of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Creativity, Politics, and Internet Censorship
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jun 16, 2016 last modified Jun 17, 2016 07:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
In collaboration with Karnataka for Kashmir, we organised a discussion on 'Creativity, Politics and Internet Censorship' on May 25, 2016. Mahum Shabir, a legal activist and artist, Mir Suhail, political cartoonist with Kashmir Reader and Rising Kashmir, and Habeel Iqbal, a lawyer who has worked with several justice groups in Kashmir, shared some of their work and experiences. This discussion was organised as part of Port of Kashmir 2016, a series of events bringing together a small collective of people using different modes of art and activism to address crucial challenges to free speech and democracy in the state.
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Blog Entry Criminal defamation remains and so does the debate
by Japreet Grewal published May 19, 2016 last modified May 23, 2016 06:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
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Criminal Defamation: The Urgent Cause That has United Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 16, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Three years ago when the then Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his mother of misappropriation of funds while trying to revive the National Herald newspaper, the Nehru-Gandhi scion threatened to sue him.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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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Dark days for the creative class in India: Siddiqui
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 17, 2014 last modified Feb 17, 2014 09:14 AM — filed under: ,
As India’s literacy rate improves, governments, courts, media, publishers and big business are all stifling free speech.
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Decline in web freedom steepest in India: Report
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 03, 2013 last modified Oct 24, 2013 03:50 AM — filed under: , ,
In a report on the state of internet in 60 countries, Freedom House, a US-based organization, said that in 2013 India saw the "most significant year-on-year decline" in terms of the web freedom.
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Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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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Delhi government in consultation with Centre to block Uber's Internet address
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 25, 2015 last modified Mar 09, 2015 02:12 AM — filed under: , ,
The Delhi transport department has started consultation with the central government to block the internet address of taxi hailing app Uber if the San Francisco-based startup does not obtain a radio taxi licence to ply its cabs in the national capital.
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