internet censorship

Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Arrested: A Mockery Of Democracy

The Indian government is systematically clamping down the voices that formed the India Against Corruption movement. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi who had started a campaign against corruption through his website ‘www.cartoonsagainstcorruption.com’ was arrested [...]

Some Thoughts On The Indian Government Moderating Content On Social Media

In a recent development, the UPA government has once again raised the matter of regulating and removing provocative, abusive and communal content from social media, especially sites like Facebook Google and Youtube.(1) Indian home secretary RK Singh has [...]

Will Facebook Delete Morphed Pictures Of Mamata Banerjee?

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee seems to be in the process of putting an end to Freedom of Expression in the State. A cultural phenomenon that gave the world many classics in literature, arts, music, poetry, etc., the state is now being [...]

Twitter Backlash: #arrestmenow Against Mamata Banerjee

When the Chief Minister of West Bengal gets a Kolkata professor arrested for allegedly posting ‘cartoons’ ridiculing her, you know it’s the end to ‘Freedom of Expression’. Prof Ambikesh Mahapatra, who teaches at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, has been [...]

‘Save Your Voice’ Campaign Against Web Censorship In India

Imagine what would happen to you if you wake up one morning and find your website/blog closed down? You start to panic and call up your web hosting service provider at once. Instead of giving you the routine technical maintenance downtime reason, your web [...]

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Blocks Facebook

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has blocked Facebook on its campus, without issuing any official announcement.(1) When people were trying to access Facebook on the Internet facility in the campus, the site did not open and only upon inquiry learnt [...]