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Censorship

Need for urgent steps on a fresh petition for censorship of Online Video Streaming websites.

In yet another PIL filed in the Karnataka High Court, a plea has been placed for the regulation of online viewing content. We write to MEITY and MIB to maintain their positive stance.
07 March, 2019
3 min read

Too many cooks won't spoil this broth. Need for larger participation by the Parliamentary Committee on IT.

As the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology widens the ambit of its hearings to other online platforms, we ask them to ensure the inclusion of civil society organisations, academics and experts. We also raise some questions regarding the criteria and scope of these hearings.
25 February, 2019
3 min read

Thanks to the Delhi High Court for letting us Netflix and chill!

The Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL asking for TV style censorship on online video streaming services such as netflix, hotstar and amazon prime. We call for further steps by Government to extend this victory!
20 February, 2019
4 min read

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.
07 February, 2019
3 min read

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.
01 February, 2019
5 min read

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.
17 January, 2019
3 min read

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 are acting in contravention of S. 22 of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) insofar as they are showing results rela
20 February, 2017
4 min read

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