SFLC.in Shortlised for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

Jan 28, 2019

SFLC.in has been nominated for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In total, 16 nominees were selected from over 400 crowdsourced nominations. The awards are given in four categories: Arts, Campaigning, Digital Activism and Journalism.

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Second Appeal to the RTI Application revealed procedural lapses: only 11 review committee meetings despite 40 Internet Shutdowns in Rajasthan

Dec 06, 2018

We at SFLC.in define Internet Shutdowns as "a Government-imposed disablement of access to the Internet as a whole within a particular locality or localities for any duration of time".

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Home Department, State of Rajasthan: No more Internet Shutdowns for prevention of cheating in examinations.

Nov 29, 2018

There has been a staggering increase in the number of Internet Shutdowns in India.

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SFLC.in at IGF 2018, Paris: Overview of our Lightning Talk on Internet Shutdowns

Nov 28, 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (“IGF”) was hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 Novem

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RTI Applications to MP & UP about number of Internet Shutdowns: Dismissed & Returned

Sep 12, 2018

Governments across the world often impose Internet Shutdowns as a means to order blanket ban on Internet services in an area for a duration.

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Panel Discussion at APrIGF 18: Internet Restrictions in Asia Pacific Region and How to Mitigate.

Aug 27, 2018

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), 2018 was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 13th to 16th August.

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Parliament ’s last opportunity to Modify/Annul Telecom Suspension Rules 2017?

Aug 09, 2018

Prior to the notification of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services, Internet shutdowns were ordered under two statutes i.e Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CrPC) and Indian Telegraph Act 1885.

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RTI reply from Rajasthan Home Department reveals 26 unreported Internet Shutdowns

Jul 14, 2018

We at SFLC.in have been tracking incidents of Internet shutdowns across India in an attempt to draw attention towards the number and frequency of shutdowns, which are imposed for reasons ranging from curbing unrest to preventing cheating during examinations. This data is made publicly available in the form of an interactive Internet Shutdown Tracker hosted on our dedicated website www.internetshutdowns.in, which also features additional resources on the topic.

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Meet the latest threat to public safety: Cheating during examinations

Jul 14, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, it was reported by several media outlets that the Rajasthan Police had obtained permission from the Government to suspend Internet Services for two consecutive days i.e. 14th and 15th July as a precautionary measure to prevent cheating during the Police Constable recruitment examinations.

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Living in Digital Darkness - A Handbook on Internet Shutdowns in India

May 16, 2018

A report on the state of Internet shutdowns in India, analyzing its emergence as a public policy issue, governing laws, recorded instances, and impact among others.

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