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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.
19 December, 2020
4 min read

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.
26 November, 2020
5 min read

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.
12 November, 2020
6 min read

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.
10 November, 2020
4 min read

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.
28 September, 2020
3 min read

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.
11 August, 2020
3 min read

Statement and a Call to Action to the Standing Committee on IT on the One Year Anniversary of Internet Restrictions in J&K #KeepUsOnline

No citizen of a 21st century democracy should have to live in digital darkness for over a year. Read IFF's statement and call to action to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on the anniversary of the communication shutdown imposed in Jammu & Kashmir on 05 August 2019.
05 August, 2020
4 min read

FMP files rejoinder before SC about Jammu & Kashmir 4G mobile internet ban #KeepUsOnline

During today's hearing before the Supreme Court, the Solicitor General sought an adjournment to go through FMP's rejoinder which challenges secrecy in the functioning of the Special Committee.
28 July, 2020
4 min read

Supreme Court directs Govt to file its reply in FMP's contempt petition #KeepUsOnline

The Supreme Court has directed the Government to file its reply in a contempt petition relating to the 4G mobile internet ban in Jammu & Kashmir.
16 July, 2020
3 min read

6 months after Anuradha Bhasin v. UoI, state governments are still not publishing internet shutdown orders #KeepUsOnline

We wrote to DoT and State Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal seeking proactive publication of internet shutdown orders in accordance with Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India.
14 July, 2020
4 min read

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