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All Posts | Mar 03,2017

Internet Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent – Panel Discussion by Internews

Internews organized a panel discussion on “Internet Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent” held at Google’s office in Washington D.C on March 2, 2017. Our legal director, Mishi Choudhary, was among the panelists along with Arsene Tungali, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Rudi International, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Carolina Botero, Director of Fundacion Karisma, Colombia. The session was moderated by Kat Duffy, VP of Global Technology Programs, Internews.

In 2016, internet shutdowns rose 180%. From nation-wide shutdowns in Uganda and Gambia to targeted ones in Cameroon and India, restrictions and full blackouts of internet service have become a favorite tool of autocratic and repressive regimes. Shutdowns have wide-ranging effects on everything from political speech to commerce.

Join a talk with internet freedom activists and policy experts from the frontlines of shutdown battles.

Policy advocates from India, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will discuss their advocacy work, the trends they are seeing, and how internet shutdowns affect the daily lives of their fellow citizens.

Here’s the video recording of the discussion.

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All Posts | Mar 03,2015

Union Budget 2015-16 | Coverage & Analysis

SFLC.in board member Prof Rahul De talked about Union Budget 2015 at an expert panel hosted by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Link to the video : Union Budget 2015-16 | Coverage & Analysis (Part 12)

All Posts | Sep 25,2014

Myth and Reality: Open Source Software & Licensing

Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC.in shared some practical tips on the legal aspects of using open source software and busts some myths regarding licenses.