Censorship

Need for the Parliamentary Committee on IT to broaden participation and move towards outcomes

Next week the Parliamentary Committee on IT will hold a hearing on, ‘Safeguarding citizens’ data on social/online news media platforms’. It invites Government officials & Twitter. Public participation is necessary on this vital issue.

We urge MEITY to press reboot on the Intermediary Rules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

We urge MEITY to recall the Draft of “The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018 and then start afresh.

We urge for a rethink on the proposed self-censorship norms for video streaming platforms

A new proposal for self-censorship for online streaming platforms is being privately considered for endorsement by the Government. It is likely to lead to greater censorship and throttle creativity and freedom of speech.

Statement of concern on the Sabu Mathew George Case : Don’t “auto-block” online expression

The Supreme Court of India has over the past one year passed various orders in the case of Sabu Mathew George v. Union of India & Ors. [WP(C) 341/2008] that are undermining internet freedom, particularly the right of free expression online. The case concerns allegations that search engines