BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/05/2016
It tries to make its earlier regulation more nuanced by proposing three models of zero-rating without discriminatory tariffs.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |12/05/2016
Like earlier regulatory attempts, the draft Geospatial Bill is yet another response by the state to its bafflement about the Internet and how to govern it.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |08/04/2016
Using classification strategies to get legal sanction for new, controversial technologies is not unique or a one-off.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |26/02/2016
It’s a basic need. They all want it. But a new study shows how education, age and gender determine internet access.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |13/02/2016
Its regulation ‘saving’ the internet can be seen as unconstitutional in that it limits freedom of expression.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/01/2016
Neither side in the debate fully supports the public interest in its entirety, only partially.
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The Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail  to journalist Poonam Agarwal  and triple amputee war veteran Deepchand on 26 April in the Quint sting operation case.  They were both charged under Section 3 and 7 of the Official Secrets Act and under the IPC for abetting suicide by police in Nashik Maharashtra. The case was registered after the body of gunner Roy Mathew was found inside an abandoned barrack, days after he featured in a sting operation by The Quint. It sought to expose the army's sahayak system.                      

The story on India having slipped  three places in the international press freedom rankings is one several newspapers have carried. It is based on an index of press freedom report by the global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders which says that journalists  are less free under the Modi government due to threats from Hindu nationalists.The Economic Times had the story too, with the headline India slips in media freedom ranking: Report. But the report has now been removed.  And, hold your breath, TOI removed the story too! Self censorship?                      
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