Censorship

Over 240 lawyers urge Twitter to re-instate Prashant Bhushan's tweets #FreeToMeme

Today, 243 lawyers including senior advocates wrote to Twitter Inc. seeking reinstatement of Mr. Prashant Bhushan's tweets which became the subject of contempt of court proceedings before the Supreme Court of India.

NIFT's Social Media Policy, 2020 violates the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

We wrote to the Director General of NIFT as well as the Ministry of Textiles asking them to recall the policy which hampers the right to freedom of speech and expression of the students.

Avoiding app bans with a nuanced policy approach #WhatTheBlock

The Government is looking to strengthen its stance on banning mobile apps. It is planning to come out with guidelines, flouting which any app can be banned. We feel that such wide scale banning operations undermine your digital rights. So, we wrote to them urging them to rethink the move.

Update on IFF’s Zombie Tracker

IFF, in collaboration with CivicDataLab, is building a “Zombie Tracker” to track cases under S. 66A, Information Technology Act, at the district level. S.66A of the IT Act is termed as a legal zombie since, even though it was declared unconstitutional in 2015, its use is ongoing.

MeitY defends blocking of satirical Dowry Calculator website #FreeToMeme

MeitY's response to Tanul Thakur's petition against the blocking of his Dowry Calculator website demonstrates lack of understanding of satire and non compliance with principles of natural justice.

Read our follow up letter to Justice A.P. Shah on self-censorship by Hotstar and the IAMAI’s self regulation code #LetUsChill

IFF has written to Justice AP Shah and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). In it we have expressed our concerns of self censorship by Hotstar and pressure by Government to get the entire online content industry to follow the IAMAI's Code for Self-Regulation.