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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Journalists following up on a story on a secret diary that indicated the bribing and corruption of members of the Tamil Nadu cabinet by industrialist and mining baron Sekhar Reddy found that another diary was quickly doing the rounds, this time with the names of  journalists and alleged payouts to them in what is seen as a clumsy attempt to discredit their work. The News Minute editor-in-chief Dhanya Rajendran who quickly put out a screenshot of the offending page with the watermark 'Made by idiots' tweeted that journalists can make a lot of money if they want to but are here to do a job, with integrity!                    

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada tabloid Hi Bangalore, was arrested on Dec 8 on allegations  of hiring a contract killer to murder a fellow journalist, his former employee  Sunil Heggaravanahalli. Police found guns and ammunition in his home.  In June this year he was one of two editors to attract a jail sentence ordered by the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly for breach of privilege following  allegedly defamatory articles against legislators. ( The News Minute)                              

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