internet shutdowns

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.

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.

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.

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.

FMP demands compliance with SC directions by Special Committee for restoration of 4G in J&K #KeepUsOnline #4GforAll

FMP wrote to the Special Committee established by the Supreme Court seeking immediate review of internet restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir within 7 working days and publication of the Committee's recommendations.

FMP approaches Special Committee established by SC for restoration of 4G internet in J&K #KeepUsOnline #4GforAll

Foundation for Media Professionals wrote to the Special Committee emphasising that blanket orders cannot be issued to indiscriminately slow down internet services in all districts of Jammu & Kashmir especially since there are less restrictive alternatives available.

Supreme Court reserves order in petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu & Kashmir

Today, the Supreme Court heard substantive arguments regarding the constitutionality and legality of the internet slowdown in Jammu & Kashmir during the COVID-19 pandemic and reserved its order in the matter.

We Write to DoT and TRAI to Improve Internet Access and Protect Net Neutrality During COVID-19 #SaveTheInternet

IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI suggesting that government interventions must look toward overcoming the digital divide, appreciating the importance of the internet and mobile services as an essential utility, and protect net neutrality.

Supreme Court directs Govt to file reply to petition seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K #KeepUsOnline

The Supreme Court has directed the Government to file its response to petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K by Sunday i.e. 26 April and the matter will be listed again next Monday i.e. 27 April.

SC issues notice in FMP’s petition seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu & Kashmir during COVID-19 crisis #KeepUsOnline

Today, a 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice in a petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals against the internet slowdown in Jammu & Kashmir during the COVID-19 crisis.