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[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

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

Information received regarding SWAYAM under Right To Information Act, 2005

January 5, 2017

SWAYAM, the national Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) project established by Ministry of Human Rights Development (MHRD), is a laudatory effort set to serve as a source for courses related to all fields from high

Government Refuses To Reveal Phone Interception Procedure

May 3, 2014

On 10th January 2014, several Indian national newspapers ran reports on a fresh set of procedures for interception of telephones issued by the Government of India. According to said reports, this set of procedures issued

RTI reveals expenditure/organizational details of the 3rd Annual IGF Meeting held at Hyderabad

April 12, 2014

The Tunis Agenda envisaged convening the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance.  To understand more about the processes related to hosting

DEITY provides list of sites blocked in 2013, but withholds orders!

March 27, 2014

Sri.Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology informed the Lok Sabha on Dec 11, 2013 that the Government has asked social networking sites to block 1208 web addresses or URLs in 2013 to

Look Who’s Watching

March 5, 2012

Do you think someone is looking over your shoulder as you type an email, buy grocery or fill a simple raffle for that fair you visited with your child? As you give information to medical

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