These videos were made for the Internet Democracy Project that was held in Mumbai in 2011. It looks at how the Internet is changing democracy just as irrevocably as it is changing dictatorships. Through research, advocacy and debate, the Project seeks to unearth both the changes wrought by technology to democracy-as-we-know-it and the implications of these changes for our visions of progressive social change if they are to remain relevant in the digital age.
In the video Vidyut Kale, Indian blogger at aamjanata.com talks about the ways a blogger can protect themselves from being taken off the internet while writing about a topic that can rub the censor police the wrong way. These videos were made before the Supreme Court stuck down the dreaded section 66A of IT Act in 2015, which allowed arrests of people posting offensive content on internet. This has been a win for the people and organization fighting for Internet censorship in India.
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