Presentation of The Media Foundation’s 2016-2017 Chameli Devi Jain Award For An Outstanding Woman Journalist 2016-17 Followed by
Is Freedom of Expression under Threat in the Digital Age?
Date: January 15,2013
Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III
Title: Is Freedom of Expression under Threat in the Digital Age?
Panelists: Ms Kirsty Hughes, CEO, Index on Censorship; Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder and CEO, Rediff.com; Shri Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru; Prof Timothy Garton Ash, Director of Free Speech Debate project, Oxford University; and Mr Ramanjit Singh Chima, Senior Policy Analyst, Google India
Chair: Shri T.N. Ninan, President, Editors Guild of India
Introduction: Shri Vijay Naik, General Secretary, Editors Guild of India
Who, if anyone, can or should police the Web? How do we protect freedom of expression online in the face of demands to respect religious, political or cultural sensitivities? How do we stop new technology from turning the Web into a snooper’s paradise for police or governments?
(Collaboration: Editors Guild of India, Index on Censorship and Sage)