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Hate speech: ban or ignore?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some others. This on a day when Togadia and Owaisi were simultaneously trending on the social media.
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Anonymous joins protests against Internet shutdown in Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:46 AM — filed under: , ,
Hacktivist group Anonymous joined thousands of others to protest the shutdown of internet services in Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day by authorities after the hanging of Afzal Guru, a key accused in the Parliament attack case.
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Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology.
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Online Abuse of Teen Girls in Kashmir Leads to Arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 08, 2013 last modified Mar 06, 2013 03:51 AM — filed under: , ,
Online abuse and a fatwa aimed at a rock band of Muslim teenage girls in Kashmir have led to arrests and a threat of a lawsuit.
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RTI on Complaints under Section 79 of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2013 last modified Jun 12, 2013 09:50 AM — filed under: ,
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, gave its reply to an RTI application filed by Saket Bisani. We are reproducing the text below:
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9th International Asian Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 25, 2013 — filed under: , ,
ITechLaw is organizing the 9th Annual Asian ITechLaw Conference on February 14 and 15, 2013 in India's high technology capital - Bangalore, India. Sunil Abraham will be speaking at this event.
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Internet Freedom in India – Open to Debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 25, 2013 — filed under: , ,
In the aftermath of an Index on Censorship debate in New Delhi, Kirsty Hughes says India’s web users are standing at a crossroads
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Cyber security, surveillance and the right to privacy: country perspectives
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
This blog post is fourth in a series of eight blog posts to report on the “Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression” recently concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Blog Entry TV versus Social Media: The Rights and Wrongs
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 21, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
For most ordinary Netizens, everyday speech on social media has as much impact as graffiti in a toilet, and therefore employing the 'principle of equivalence' will result in overregulation of new media.
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Is freedom of expression under threat in the digital age?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2013 last modified Feb 03, 2013 10:50 AM — filed under: ,
This week Index held a high level panel debate in partnership with the Editors Guild of India and the India International Centre to discuss the question “Is freedom of expression under threat in the digital age?” Mahima Kaul reports
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