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Manipur Govt's order penalising sharing of any videos/images depicting “violent activities”: We wrote to the Home Commissioner with our concerns.

The Manipur Home Department notified Order No. H-3608/2/2023-HD-HD  on October 11, 2023 (“the Order”), which restrains the sharing of videos/images depicting acts of violence in Manipur.
19 October, 2023
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Starting impolite conversations #FoECon 2022

The pandemic took away fundamental means to foster community engagement - it took away a sense of belonging that professionals achieve through personal interactions. For our community in Delhi, we in collaboration with NewsLaundry co-organized the first edition of FoE Con 2022 titled “Impolite” Conversations. When journalists and lawyers talk If we look at several Democracy and Press Freedom Rankings, India presents a shrinking civic space and funding for investigative and critical journalism
28 October, 2022
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Oxford Pro Bono Publico releases its report on the Regulation of Digital Media and Intermediaries

To assist challenges to IT Rules, w​e reached out to Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) - a research centre at the Oxford University, requesting research on laws in other countries on social media platforms, digital news media and OTT platforms. OPBP has published their research report in December 2021.
01 March, 2022
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Revealed: Over two thousand news publishers furnished their details to the MIB, despite Bombay HC’s stay

IFF filed an RTI Application to find out whether the MIB has issued notices for information to news publishers, and to which publishers. The MIB has admitted that it has indeed issued two such notices, and that more than two thousand publishers have responded to these notices!
25 January, 2022
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IFF writes to Google India about recent instances of YouTube copyright strikes

We write to Google India highlighting that action taken upon copyright complaints is based on an incorrect application of copyright law and YouTube’s policies and, therefore, threatens press freedom and is in violation of the constitutional rights of digital media reporters and its audience.
18 October, 2021
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