internet shutdowns

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for December, 2020

In this monthly series, we aim to provide information about how our RTI work is carried out and utilised to demand transparency and accountability from public authorities.

As internet restrictions in J&K cross 480 days, we await SC judgement #KeepUsOnline

Non-publication of orders issued by the Review Committee and Special Committee continues to remain a problem in Jammu & Kashmir which must be decided by the Supreme Court to ensure independent application of mind by these bodies and implementation of their recommendations.

Amendment to the Telecom Suspension Rules offers little protection against arbitrary and prolonged internet shutdowns #KeepUsOnline

The central government's recent amendment to the Telecom Suspension Rules will have limited utility and represents a missed opportunity for wider reform because it fails to incorporate directions issued by the SC requiring proactive publication and periodic review of internet shutdown orders.

RTI responses from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat show compliance failure with the Anuradha Bhasin Internet Shutdown decision

11 months on from the Supreme Court's decision on internet shutdowns in the matter of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, there is still no compliance.

RTI responses from MP and Meghalaya show compliance failure with the Anuradha Bhasin Internet Shutdown decision

Nine months after the Supreme Court's decision on internet shutdowns in the matter of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, there is still no compliance with the Court's decision.

Govt agrees to staggered restoration of 4G mobile internet in J&K before the Supreme Court #KeepUsOnline

During today's hearing in Foundation for Media Professionals' contempt petition relating to the internet restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir, the government agreed to restore 4G mobile internet in one district of Jammu and Kashmir each on a trial basis after 15 August i.e. Independence Day.