Oct 25, 2019
Websites blocked by MeitY in 2019
In a reply to our latest RTI on blocked websites Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) revealed that the Ministry issued blocking orders for 20 websites between January to October 2019. No further information was provided by the Ministry.
The following information was sought by us:
Feb 19, 2019
Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology invited views on the issue of “Safeguarding Citizens Rights on Social/Online News Media Platforms”. The views were heard on 11th February 2019 along with inputs from MeitY and Twitter.
Aug 29, 2018
The 9th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) convened from 13th to 16thAugust, 2018 at Iririki Island Resort, Port-Vila, Vanuatu with the overarching theme
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.
Report Launch by ICRIER, "Internet Blackout: Measuring the Economic Blackout of Internet Shutdowns in India"
Apr 25, 2018
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relarions (ICRIER) launched a report, "Internet Blackout: Measuring the Economic Blackout of Internet Shutdowns in India", on 25th April 2018, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Feb 12, 2018
On August 28, 2017, SFLC.in filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 seeking the following information:
1. The number of websites that are currently blocked in India.
2. Names and URLs of the websites that are blocked.
Aug 04, 2015
A leaked order from the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has revealed that Indian Internet Service Providers (ISP) have been directed to block access to a list of 857 porn websites as they "relate to morality, decency as given in Article 19(2) of the Constitution
SC refuses to issue interim order blocking pornographic content on the Internet; says it would violate Article 21
Jul 10, 2015
A writ petition filed by an Indore-based lawyer - Kamlesh Vaswani - seeking to prohibit and criminalize the viewing of Internet porn was taken up for hearing by a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, 8th July.
May 12, 2015
This follows from our previous blog about DEITY's revelations on website blocking. SFLC.in had requested the following information from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) under the Right to Information Act, 2005: