Updates

Statement: In response to a takedown order by MIB, The Caravan has taken down its article pertaining to killings by the Army stationed in Jammu & Kashmir

In response to a takedown order by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Section 69A of the IT Act and the IT Rules, 2021, The Caravan has taken down its article pertaining to killings by the Army stationed in Jammu & Kashmir. 
14 February, 2024
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Statement: The ongoing internet shutdowns in the states of Haryana & Rajasthan, & online censorship in response to Farmers Protest

The ongoing internet shutdowns in the states of Haryana & Rajasthan, & online censorship in response to Farmers Protest 2024 have an adverse impact on our right to free speech & right to protest. 
13 February, 2024
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Budget Session 2024: A Digital Rights Review

Both houses of the Parliament were adjourned on February 10 after an 9-day run during which they discussed and passed the Union Interim Budget, passed bills, and answered questions raised by the opposition. In this post, we see how this parliamentary session fared on the digital rights front.
12 February, 2024
12 min read

Budget 2024 and Digital Rights [Part II]: An interim budget with permanent worries

This post analyses the 2024-25 interim budget and draws comparisons with last year’s sectoral budget allocations and revised estimates from a digital rights perspective.
02 February, 2024
13 min read

Budget 2024 and Digital Rights [Part I]: How we utilised the 2023-24 Budget, and how we didn’t

This post analyses the implementation status of the 2023-24 budget announcements across sectors and schemes from a digital rights perspective.
02 February, 2024
6 min read

[Report] Letting Hate Flourish: YouTube and Koo's lax response to the reporting of hate speech against women in India and the US

A joint investigation between Global Witness and Internet Freedom Foundation into hateful content in the US and India reveals ineffective reporting processes.
01 February, 2024
5 min read

Review Committee Orders On Internet Shutdowns Should be Published, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has taken the prima facie view that while deliberations may not necessarily be published, findings of the Review Committee pertaining to internet suspension must be published.
01 February, 2024
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Bombay HC Delivers Split Verdict in Challenge to IT (Amendment) Rules 2023

With Justice Gautam S. Patel ruling in favour of the Petitioners, and Justice Neela Gokhale against, the Bombay High Court has delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging IT (Amendment) Rules, 2023
31 January, 2024
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"Digital Nagriks" for a Free, Equal, and Inclusive Internet: Our demands from the incoming Union Government

We present a seven-point agenda for political parties running in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, demanding the incoming government to make the protection, preservation, and advancement of digital rights a top governance priority.
24 January, 2024
7 min read

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Budget Session 2024

In our legislative brief on digital rights for the Budget Session 2024, we highlight key areas of concern on digital rights and freedoms, data privacy, data protection, censorship and other concerns that require extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
24 January, 2024
6 min read

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