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Internet Shutdowns

Summary Report: Digital Citizen Summit, 2017 (September 21-22, 2017; New Delhi)

September 27, 2017

The second Digital Citizen Summit was organised on September 21-22, 2017 by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. SFLC.in was an associate partner of the

New Rules on Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services in case of Public Emergency or Public Safety

September 23, 2017

The Ministry of Communications, on August 7th , 2017, notified new rules for the suspension of telecom services in case of public emergency or public safety, and consequently, the suspension of Internet services in India.

[RTI] Darjeeling Internet Ban: 3 months and counting

September 18, 2017

The ongoing Internet shutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal completes 3 months today. This day, three months earlier, mobile Internet was shutdown in the city due to the ongoing agitation for a separate Gorkhaland. Two days

Darjeeling Internet Ban Completes Two Months

August 18, 2017

Today marks the completion of two months of continuous Internet shutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Two months back, on 19th June, 2017, mobile Internet services were blocked in the town following deaths of party supporters

Summary Report: Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, 2017 (July 26-29th; Bangkok, Thailand)

August 8, 2017

The 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) convened from 26th to 29th July, 2017 at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, with the objective of“Ensuring an inclusive and sustainable development in AsiaPacific: A regional

RTI responses provide copies of Internet shutdown orders

May 5, 2017

India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years. At SFLC.in, we have been tracking such instances of Internet shutdowns – see our dynamic Internet Shutdown Tracker

22 social media websites blocked in Kashmir valley for up to one month

April 27, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Jammu and Kashmir Government directed Internet Service Providers to block access to 22 social media sites in the Kashmir Valley for up to one month. The move reportedly came

Summary Report – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

April 26, 2017

On 24th April, 2017, SFLC.in in association with Digital Empowerment Foundation, Internet Democracy Project, IT for Change, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals organized a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet

Public Discussion – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

April 17, 2017

  SFLC.in, in association with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, IT for Change, Internet Democracy Project, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals, is organizing a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns

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