Kashmiri Journalists and Activists Face Twitter Censorship at Indian Government’s Request

Kashmiri Journalists and Activists Face Twitter Censorship at Indian Government’s Request: Dozens of people who have tweeted about the conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir or shown sympathy for Kashmiri independence movements online may soon be censored on Twitter, at the request of the Indian government. The US-based social media company sent notices to users explaining that the Indian government had…

Despite low connectivity, slow speeds Indians can’t imagine life without internet

Despite low connectivity, slow speeds Indians can’t imagine life without internet: Though internet penetration in India has been relatively low, this has not stopped its people from falling in love with staying connected online. Most amount of people who said they ‘can’t live without the internet,’ stemmed from India, a report by Statista said on August 29.…

Privacy is a natural right

Privacy is a natural right“: We need a meaningful national dialogue on what personal privacy ought to mean in the Indian context before we move on to the right to privacy” reads the headline of Raju Rajagopal’s op-ed in Mint published on 16 August 2017. As a young advocate working on the privacy case, I have some…

Blocking Websites: An Open and Shut Case?

Blocking Websites: An Open and Shut Case?: Today in India, we are beginning to see diverse trends in cyberspace. One of the favourite ones is the repeated blocking of websites. And the latest to be blocked is the Internet Archive — www.archive.org – which was not accessible and even if accessed, displayed this message: “The website has been blocked…