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Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India Debates Misuse of Social Media
India has blocked more than 250 websites after provocative online content spread panic among people from the country's northeast, prompting some of them to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:13 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Officials Raise Questions over Indian Government’s Efforts
As per a recent report, it has been revealed that the Indian government despite making several efforts to resolve the issue of hate speech seems failing in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Political war on the web
Twitter is not only the ‘people’s voice’. It is also a forum for orchestrated propaganda.Kunal Majumder tracks the BJP-Congress online duel. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 05:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Need a standard strategy to deal with Web issues: Chandrasekhar
The government has been facing allegations of Internet censorship for over a year now. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Consultation on "Understanding the Freedom of Expression Online and Offline"
The event organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation and Association for Progressive Communications was held at YMCA, New Delhi on December 10, 2015. Jyoti ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2016 02:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jan 09, 2016 01:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age
The Centre for Internet & Society, the Observer Research Foundation, the Internet Policy Observatory, the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the ... by Geetha Hariharan and Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:42 PM — Filed under: ,
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Porn block in India sparks outrage
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Criminal defamation remains and so does the debate
by Japreet Grewal last modified May 23, 2016 06:05 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS's Comments on the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016
The Centre for Internet and Society is alarmed by the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, and has recommended that the proposed law be ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
List of Blocked 'Escort Service' Websites
Here is the full list of URLs that Indian ISPs were asked to block on Monday, June 13, 2016. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 15, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , ,
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
India may not be guilty of opposing UN move to save internet rights
India is a democratic country, but the standards for freedom of expression promised to us—online and offline—are highly questionable, especially with online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:58 AM — Filed under: ,
No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”
Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the ... by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal last modified Jul 13, 2016 04:09 PM — Filed under: ,
Prometheus bound and gagged
Funny how a healthy person like me can collapse one day and end up in the hospital. The doctor who made me go through every lab test available, finally ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 04:47 AM — Filed under: , ,