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Journalists threatened and harassed after numbers leaked online Bid to curtail Press Freedom?

Several Indian journalists, known for their liberal and secular views, became victims of doxxing when their numbers were leaked and circulated, allegedly by right-wing social media trolls. Barkha Dutt, Abhisar Sharma, Rajdeep Sardesai and many others, have since then received threats of violence and abusive messages on their phones. Is this a conspiracy against media…

Spaces of Higher Education are the New Battlegrounds of Inequality: Abhay Xaxa Everyday struggles of Adivasis and their limited representation in Social Media

Adivasis or India’s indigenous people have faced centuries of oppression and exploitation. Today they fight a battle on many fronts. The first against a powerful nexus of industrialists, bureaucrats and the police who have made successive attempts made to usurp their forests, land and water resources. The second in institutes of higher learning against systemic exclusion…

Conclave #NetizensForDemocracy seeks to “reclaim” internet, empower social media Counterview

Given the significance of the subject and the urgency which it entailed – it was an event that had to happen! Netizens for Democracy held a day long conclave on ‘Social Media as a Tool’, of Indian netizens who believe in the power of social media and want to use it to bring about sustainable and positive…

Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Hate: Experts NewsClick

“Withdrawing from the social media should not be an option.” In order to empower citizens to use social media as a tool for freedom against censorship and hate, Sabrang India and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) held a day-long session called ‘Netizens for Democracy’ in Mumbai on January 19. The event that received tremendous…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity Daijiworld.com

New Delhi, Jan 20(PTI): Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event, Netizens For Democracy, organised to discuss social media’s pros and cons. The event was organised by Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), All India Professionals…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity The Indian Express

“They have cells and there is an army of trolls who have multiple accounts. They get instructions, messages and then attack some of the favourite targets of BJP,” Tharoor said. Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event,…

PM Narendra Modi government’s critics speak about social media abuse, trolls Times of India

MUMBAI: Fake news on social media was the focus of discussion at a seminar organised in Bandra on Saturday. Social media influencers, lawyers, human rights activists and leftists known to speak out against the policies of the Modi-led BJP government gathered at the ‘Netizens for Democracy’ symposium organised by the NGO Citizens for Justice &…

Troll patrol! App to combat hate-mongering, fake news The Hindu

‘Hate Hatao’ enables users to report hate speech, crimes; CJP to take complaints to authorities An app aimed at combating hate mongering, particularly on social media, was launched by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) on Saturday. It enables users to report cases of hate mongering, with the CJP offering to help take the complaints…

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