India’s amended anti-atrocities Act “expanding restrictions” on free speech, alleges Human Rights Watch

At a time when the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 – popularly anti-atrocities Act – is winning high accolades from Dalit rights activists across India, one of the world’s top advocacy groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has criticized it for using “vague and over broad language, expanding restrictions…

AirJaldi and Zaya get grants from Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative

Rural broadband player AirJaldi and education startup Zaya Learning Labs are recipients of Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative grants from India, the company announced on its blog. Microsoft started the Affordable Access Initiative last November bring affordable Internet access to underserved markets around the world. Microsoft added that it is taking learnings from their TV White…