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Is Freedom of Expression under Threat in the Digital Age?

Date: January 15,2013

Time: 06:30pm

Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

Title: Is Freedom of Expression under Threat in the Digital Age?

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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)