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Updates

Manipur Govt's order penalising sharing of any videos/images depicting “violent activities”: We wrote to the Home Commissioner with our concerns.

The Manipur Home Department notified Order No. H-3608/2/2023-HD-HD  on October 11, 2023 (“the Order”), which restrains the sharing of videos/images depicting acts of violence in Manipur.
19 October, 2023
4 min read

#DoTheRightsThing: Meta’s HRIA for India

Gearing up for the 2024 general elections, we bring you #DoTheRightsThing. This series aims to assess the reporting on human rights impact undertaken by significant platforms—the first in line, Meta's 2023 annual Human Rights Report.
14 October, 2023
8 min read

Nice to MeitYou! IFF writes to newly appointed MeitY Secretary

We wrote to the new MeitY secretary, welcoming him to the role and highlighting key areas that should be addressed in his tenure.
13 October, 2023
7 min read

Joining the DoTs: IFF writes to newly appointed DoT Secretary

We wrote to the new DoT secretary, welcoming him to the role and highlighting key areas that should be addressed in his tenure.
13 October, 2023
5 min read

Let there be light: our submissions on the Consumer Affairs Ministry's draft Dark Patterns Guidelines

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs invited comments on their draft guidelines to regulate and penalise dark patterns online. In our submissions, we make a case for establishing clear regulatory jurisdiction, addressing privacy concerns, and continually updating the scope of the guidelines.
10 October, 2023
6 min read

After IFF writes to the Delhi Police Commissioner, Delhi Police has deleted the data and removed the Google Form that collected data from Delhi’s residents hailing from NE States, Darjeeling and Ladakh

We are grateful to the Delhi Police and to the Police Commissioner, Delhi for understanding our concerns and taking appropriate and immediate action
06 October, 2023
3 min read

REVEALED: MeitY and MIB admit to ordering censorship of internet posts talking about the Muzaffarnagar slapping incident; but refuse to say why because of “national security”

IFF will file appeals with the First Appellate Authority, challenging the rejection of these RTI requests.
05 October, 2023
5 min read

Delhi HC directs Union of India to File Inter-Ministerial Committee's Report Rejecting Proposal to Unblock "Dowry Calculator" in a Sealed Cover

On October 4, 2023, the Union of India informed the Delhi HC that the IMC had rejected the proposal to provide a suitable disclaimer and to unblock journalist Tanul Thakur's website, the Dowry Calculator.
05 October, 2023
4 min read

Bombay HC reserves its judgment in petitions challenging the Union Government’s fact checking amendments, after final hearings conclude

The Bombay High Court has reserved its judgment in a batch of petitions filed by Association of Indian Magazines, Kunal Kamra and others, challenging the constitutionality of the IT Amendment Rules, 2023.
29 September, 2023
5 min read

The Supreme Court asks Government to file a counter in Foundation of Media Professional’s application for compliance with Anuradha Bhasin

The Supreme Court on September 21, 2023 has granted liberty to the Union Government to file its response.
29 September, 2023
2 min read

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Campaigns & Projects

The Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to all journalists in India who face legal threats related to their reporting.

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IFF’s Project Panoptic aims to bring transparency and accountability to the relevant government stakeholders involved in the deployment and implementation of facial recognition technology (FRT) projects in India.

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#SaveOurPrivacy is an online collective launched in May, 2018 to safeguard your privacy and ensure a citizen centric data protection law.

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The ‘Zombie Tracker’ is a platform which monitors cases which include a charge under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which was deemed unconstitutional by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Shreya Singhal v Union of India.

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