This is what i will be doing next weekend :)
lets see how much the last three years of studying law can help when the questions are practical and no longer theoretical!
Shall post more about this event once its over!
MAKE BLOG NOT WAR
A Freedom of Expression Training for Bloggers
An initiative of the Internet Democracy Project
Are you a blogger and interested in deepening your understanding of Internet censorship and freedom of expression as they play out in India?
Would you like to know more about the ways in which such issues may affect you directly?
As a blogger, do you see yourself has having an important stake in the freedom of expression debate?
Then this is your chance. The Internet Democracy Project is organising a training on freedom of expression and censorship for bloggers on 25 February 2012. In the course of this day-long program, a mix of short lectures and more interactive sessions will take you through:
- the history of censorship in India and its current status;
- the legal framework regarding online censorship and the ways in which it may affect you;
- debates on difficult questions such as where and how to draw the line where hate speech is concerned;
- what to do if you are served a legal notice;
- alternatives to censorship to fight problematic content;
and much more. Throughout the training, we will of course be paying particular attention to how all of this may affect your blog and yourself.
As the training aims to be highly interactive and will draw to a significant extent on participants’ experiences and inputs, there will be space for only fifteen select and experienced bloggers. They will be joined by four trainers: lawyer and law and tech blogger Apar Gupta; documentary film maker Bishakha Datta; literary critic, journalist and blogger Nilanjana Roy; and the Internet Democracy Project's Anja Kovacs.