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Anonymous joins protests against Internet shutdown in Kashmir
Hacktivist group Anonymous joined thousands of others to protest the shutdown of internet services in Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day by authorities ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online Abuse of Teen Girls in Kashmir Leads to Arrests
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. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 06, 2013 03:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Respite from Internet Censorship?
Of late, a lot of the blocked websites have started reappearing. So should we sit back and relax? We take a look at how it's not really the start of something ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 10, 2012 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives
A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 25, 2017 10:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism and Rioting Edition) Part II
Snehashish Ghosh does a further analysis of the leaked list of the websites blocked by the Indian Government from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 (“leaked ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Govt plans inter-ministerial panel on Internet policy
The government may set up an inter-ministerial panel to improve coordination among the various arms of the government on Internet-related issues such as ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2012 10:28 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Humpty-Dumpty Censorship of Television in India
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 ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Nov 29, 2015 08:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Anonymous' hackers to protest Indian Internet laws
Global hacking movement Anonymous has called for protesters to take to the streets in 16 cities around India on Saturday over what it considers growing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 04:55 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 23, 2016 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
FTN: Should social networking sites be censored?
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal met the representatives of Facebook, Google and others seeking to device a screening mechanism. Sunil Abraham was on CNN-IBN from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2011 05:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Social media sites refuse Indian censorship request
The Indian government's proposal to crack down on offensive internet content has sparked anger among the population. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2011 08:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Los internautas indios se oponen a la censura a través de la Red
La idea del Gobierno indio de censurar los contenidos de internet ha chocado con el rechazo de la empresas del sector y de los internautas, que están usando ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2011 12:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet, social media access should not be blocked: Ban
Amidst a raging controversy over the federal government’s proposal to monitor content in cyber space, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said access to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 12, 2011 04:16 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet At Liberty 2012
Activists and experts from all over the world came together for this event organised by Google on May 23 and 24, 2012 to explore free expression in the digital ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 05, 2012 05:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
Two women arrested over Facebook gripe on Mumbai shutdown
A woman who complained about the Indian city of Mumbai shutting down for the funeral of divisive Hindu nationalist politician Balasaheb Thackeray was arrested ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 15, 2013 09:26 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to "Privacy Bill"
On January 21, 2012 a public conference “Privacy Matters” was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. It was the sixth conference organised in ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Privatisation of Censorship: The Online Responsibility to Protect Free Expression
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this workshop organised on November 5, 2012. It was organized by Index on Censorship. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2012 01:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
Hacktivists deface BSNL website
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website,, was hacked and defaced on Thursday afternoon. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 14, 2012 05:20 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2016 01:14 AM — Filed under: , , ,
UN Human Rights Council urged to protect human rights online
63 civil society groups urged the UN Human Rights Council to address global challenges to freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights on the ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 19, 2014 01:28 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech. by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Minimising Legal Risks of Online Intermediaries while Protecting User Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre ( is organizing a workshop during the APrIGF event to be held ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance: The Way Ahead
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre ( is organizing a workshop "Multi-stakeholder Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Poor Guarantee of Online Freedom in India
The debate over the "Intermediaries Guidelines" as part of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in Parliament brought focus to the issue of censorship and lack ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 04:18 AM — Filed under: , ,
Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
This post by Smarika Kumar is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Smarika is a consultant with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. She is ... by Smarika Kumar last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
The Five Monkeys & Ice-cold Water
The Indian government provides leadership, both domestically and internationally, when it comes to access to knowledge. by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 30, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,