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An Interview with Nishant Shah

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2012 05:05 AM
Jamillah Knowles from BBC Radio interviewed Nishant Shah about Indian Internet issues.

"I think what we need to do is perhaps say that there is something happening with the internet in India and then maybe we can move on to figuring out what is happening to the anonymous because we had a series of challenges on freedom of speech and expression and online space in the country. Just around the end of 2011, the Information and Broadcasting Minister was summoning social networks like Facebook and MySpace and Google and asking for a regime of pre-censorship so that everything you and I write from what we had to breakfast to which lunch and video we like the most ... that all the info needs to be first reviewed by somebody to make sure that it doesn't commute the larger moral thinkabilities of the nation."

Listen to the full interview here

Originally published by Outriders, a BBC Radio 5 live's programme dedicated to exploring the frontiers of the Web.

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