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RightsCon 2017, Brussels – An Overview

April 7, 2017

RightsCon 2017 is over, and we have lots to say about it. The Conference took place over a three day period, i.e. 29-31 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to thank Access Now

How Have Internet Shutdowns Impacted Your Life? – The Huffington Post

December 3, 2015
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With the advent of the internet, the global communications landscape has undergone a number of dramatic changes. Not only has the internet made communications technology more universal and affordable, it has also provided a whole

Freedom after expression…

January 24, 2013

Sflc.in participated in the Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 14-15 January 2013 .  The focus of the meeting was on the increasing

When Copyright Tramples on the Right to Freedom of Expression

July 2, 2012

A reply  that SFLC.in has received from MTNL in response to an application under the RTI Act reveals the real picture. The reply shows how agents of copyright owners have misrepresented the Court order and forced ISPs to block these websites.

Vimeo Block Not Ordered by DOT

June 11, 2012

Many websites like Vimeo.com, pastebin.com and thepiratebay.se have been blocked in India for nearly a month now.  The message shown on trying to access the blocked sites on the Airtel network is “This website/URL has

Dear Government, Please Go Back to the Drawing Board

March 28, 2012

Shri. P.Rajeeve, MP representing Kerala in the Rajya Sabha has moved a statutory motion to get the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) 2011 annulled. This motion has been admitted and will be coming up before the Rajya Sabha

RTI Reply Reveals Delhi Government’s Plans to Monitor the Internet

December 12, 2011

Sflc.in after a long procedure involving multiple RTI applications and complaint before the Central Information Commissioner could get access to a copy of the draft Regulation (Control and management of internet information) 2010(sic) of the

Backdoor Censorship Alias Intermediary Pre-Screening

December 12, 2011

Kapil Sibal’s diktat to social networking sites to pre-screen user generated content has generated a fresh debate on the issue of freedom of expression. The Minister in an interview tothe Hindu clarified that the intention was to

Thank You Mr Sibal!

December 10, 2011

We at SFLC.in , have been crying ourselves hoarse, on the Government Of India’s clamp down on Freedom of Speech and Expression since April 2011 . Why April? In April, the Central Government notified the

Internet and Freedom of Expression

November 12, 2011

November 2-4, 2011 took sflc.in to participate in a closed group discussion organized by Point of View, Internet Democracy Project, Center for Policy Alternatives, and Global Partners & Associates on Internet and Freedom of Expression in Kathmandu, Nepal. Participants came