Richa Kaul Padte joins the seminar as the keynote speaker on the panel on ‘Marginalised Communities and the Experience of Social Media’, while Anja Kovacs is the keynote speaker on the panel on ‘Internet – A Democratic Space?’. The seminar is organised by NALSAR University of Law, in collaboration with the British Deputy High Commission in Hyderabad.

This seminar will focus on emerging debates on free speech, marginalisation and radicalisation in the context of the internet. Long hailed as a great democratiser, the internet has been instrumental in granting a voice to millions of people, and yet, in permitting anonymity it raises important questions of liability and responsibility. Over the course of two days, this seminar will explore these issues through conversations between people who have worked on various aspects of this issue, including leading jurists, lawyers, bloggers and activists who have embraced new technologies. Some of the prominent speakers at the seminar include Hon’ble Justice Madan B Lokur, Hon’ble Dr. Justice S Muralidhar, Teesta Setalvad, Geeta Seshu, Chinmayi Arun, Anja Kovacs and Apar Gupta.