Under the larger issue of Freedom of expression
Online speech that is offensive, abusive or hateful has attracted great attention in India and elsewhere, and often leads to calls for its criminalisation. But while the right to freedom of expression is subject to reasonable restrictions both under Indian law and international law, these are fairly narrowly defined, and much of what might be considered hate speech socially is not necessarily so legally. How, then, to deal with and move forward on this difficult and sensitive issue?
Posts & Publications
Gendered abuse online – #EROTICSIndia
#MisogynyAlert: A critique
#MisogynyAlert: Principles for engagement
‘Spitting, Swallowing and Gargling’: How does online abuse work?
Why we need a #MisogynyAlert hashtag on the Net
The Praagaash Row: An attack on free speech
Quotable Quotes from #SAFoE
Negotiating cyber security, surveillance and hate speech: Keynote speech by Prof. KS Park – #SAFoE
Hate speech in South Asia: Country perspectives – #SAFoE
Hate speech and freedom of expression online: Framing the debate – #SAFoE
5 Ways in which the Indian Goverment can improve its responses to hate speech online