A spate of recent events, such as the debate surrounding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and the Intermediaries Guidelines under it, the calls against decriminalizing speech offences (such as sedition, obscenity or defamation) in both traditional and new media, the debate around the Central Monitoring System, the NAT GRID and CCTNS in India (and the Snowden affair globally) have thrown the effect of state action (including legislation) on the fundamental rights to free speech, privacy and due process into sharp relief.
This issue proposes to engage with key questions surrounding the state of speech and privacy rights in India, in light of existing and improving capacities of both state and non-state entities to engage in activities that restrict these rights. We welcome contributions engaging with state and non-state led censorship and surveillance arising across the Indian media, whether physical or virtual, and with the sufficiency and effectiveness of existing laws to govern them. Submissions may address censorship in any medium (press, broadcasting, film or new media) and surveillance of any type (whether of persons, physical property or of communications).
Information for Contributors
All contributions must be sent to the Board of Editors of the NUJS Law Review at [email protected] on or before December 15, 2013.
Authors are welcome to write to the Board of Editors to check the suitability of their proposed papers prior to their submission of finished drafts by the Submissions Deadline.