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.
Summary Report: Digital Citizen Summit, 2017 (September 21-22, 2017; New Delhi)
Sep 27, 2017
The second Digital Citizen Summit was organised on September 21-22, 2017 by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. SFLC.in was an associate partner of the summit.
New Rules on Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services in case of Public Emergency or Public Safety
Sep 23, 2017
The Ministry of Communications, on August 7th, 2017, notified new rules for the suspension of telecom services in case of public emergency or public safety, and consequently, the suspension of Internet services in India.
[RTI] Darjeeling Internet Ban: 3 months and counting
Sep 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 later, on 20thJune, the orders were extended to the broadband services as well, effectively shutting down the entire Internet.
Darjeeling Internet Ban Completes Two Months
Aug 18, 2017
Today marks the completion of two months of continuous Internetshutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Two months back, on 19
RTI responses provide copies of Internet shutdown orders
May 05, 2017
India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years.
At Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain
Mar 22, 2017
SFLC.in participated in the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) which was held between 6th and 10th of March, 2017 in the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain.
[Press Release]: ‘Internetshutdowns.in’ launched by SFLC.in as a one stop destination for resources on Internet shutdowns in India
Feb 09, 2017
‘Internetshutdowns.in’ launched by SFLC.in as a one stop destination for resources on Internet shutdowns in India
Letter to MeitY raising concern about frequent Internet shutdowns in India
Feb 07, 2017
In the last few years, India has witnessed a constant increase in the instances of Internet shutdowns in the country. These incidents point to the issuance of orders mostly by State Governments to block mobile and/or fixed line Internet services in an attempt to curb unrest or violence or as a preventive measure in certain cases.
Internet Shutdown Trends in India
Dec 02, 2016
Over the past few years, the number of instances in which Internet access was blocked for entire regions by the Indian Government has been steadily climbing. These “Internet shutdowns” are usually instituted as responses to conflict situations i.e.