Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

One of the ways in which the Government of India censors the web is by asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites for its users. Following from the provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, website blocking in India can be opaque and executive-driven. There are no guidelines on the the … Continue reading Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

A slew of mobile apps were released by different government bodies in India as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak. State and UT governments released apps for the purposes of quarantine management, ensuring compliance to quarantine rules, providing healthcare information and updates, and so on. Public health being a subject on the State List, the … Continue reading Usability and Privacy Issues | Covid 19 apps in India | Talk, 22nd June #mondayfixgoa

Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

“Migrants (and refugees) are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity”, quoth Pope Francis. Yet very often, they are. Globally, migrations fulfil different needs: economic, social, or political, and allow societies to assimiliate and forge heterogenous identities. A plural society needs to be mature, responsible, and should legislate mechanisms to avoid the neglect and demonisation … Continue reading Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

The use of mass scale as well as individuated surveillance to respond to Covid-19 pandemic has been a serious cause of concern. It has also exposed the underlying fault lines within the debate on surveillance and privacy. Unlike conventional cases of political surveillance of citizens, the deployment of surveillance for the purposes of public health … Continue reading Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020

Online platforms, particularly social media, operate as the new ‘public squares’. They play an increasingly critical role in shaping the public sphere and redefining democratic participation, through the enforcement of privatized content censorship, filtration and other forms of content moderation practices. This talk looks at the role of platforms in mediating online speech, and how … Continue reading Platforms, Privatised censorship and free speech in India, a talk. May 25th 2020

Migration issues | Social inclusion

Migrations are a social need across the world. Social integration and inclusive growth contributes to the development of a society /state /nation. Asif Hussain, Secretary, Centre for Study of Philosophy and Humanities, Goa, will tell us about this inclusive society. He mentions that a plural society needs to be mature and responsible and formulate mechanisms … Continue reading Migration issues | Social inclusion

Tribal Rights with Rama Kankonkar | #mondayfixgoa, 6 Assagao, 27th Jan 2020

Activist Rama Kankonkar, of Tiswadi Taluka will speak on issues of reservations for Scheduled Tribes, Tribal Advisory council and atrocities on tribals. Please arrive early. Requested contribution 200/- | Poster by Pale Blue Dot, Goa, powered by Communiti Craft. https://facebook.com/events/s/tribal-rights-with-rama-kankon/554858031777511/?ti=icl

CAA, NRC, NPR & Goa, Talk by Adv. Shriniwas Khalap, 6 Assagao, Monday 13th Jan 2020, 7.30 pm

Mr Shriniwas Khalap, Advocate for Union of India, State of Maharashtra and State of Goa in Supreme Court of India, will speak about the implications of CAA, NRC, NPR issues and it’s implications on local Goans. Part I A mischief in law called Amendment to the Citizenship Act. Part II upcoming duel disasters of National … Continue reading CAA, NRC, NPR & Goa, Talk by Adv. Shriniwas Khalap, 6 Assagao, Monday 13th Jan 2020, 7.30 pm

Talk on NRC and CAA | Albertina Almeida | 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm, 23rd December 2019

Albertina Almeida will speak about the further assault on citizenship through the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed extension of the National Register of Citizens across the country. She is Goa-based lawyer, practicing for the last 30 years and an independent researcher. She writes regularly for the local press and occasionally for the national press. … Continue reading Talk on NRC and CAA | Albertina Almeida | 6 Assagao, 7.30 pm, 23rd December 2019