India banned Facebook’s Free Basics app on February 8 after protests concerning net neutrality. CGCS Visiting Scholar Till Waescher explains what the ban means for domestic and transnational privacy advocates.
Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news stories from around the world. This week’s issue covers India’s new open internet policy, the UK’s latest surveillance power bill, a Zimbabwe court’s strike-down of a defamation law, and more.
Just before the official opening of the 2015 UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on November 10, 2015, the core of the current challenges of internet governance were laid out by a panel in a Scene Setting session. Speakers’ interventions corresponded with the sub-themes of this year’s IGF under the overarching topic “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development.” Check out the following infographic to explore the eight challenges outlined during this session.
Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news stories from around the world. This week’s issue covers the EU net neutrality ruling, Myanmar’s media council, Turkish media protests, and more.