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Woman threatened with rape on #socialmedia #Vaw #WTFnews

VINAYASHREE JAGADEESH A woman activist was shocked by a vitriolic comment that followed after she expressed support for a scientific school of thought on a social networking site. A comment posted in Kannada, by a person identifying himself as V.R…. Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – The Rising: How Modi carefully crafted the wave

ASEEMA SINHA What explains the making of Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate in a relatively short span of time? Modi was appointed chief minister of Gujarat on October 7, 2001 by the national-level BJP leadership when criticism of… Continue Reading →

#India – #Feku vs #Pappu: 2013 -The year we subverted social media

We said bye-bye to a medium of happy anarchy. Increasingly popular social media faced the same threat as traditional media The National Front government of V.P. Singh is remembered for a set of caste-based reforms that set fire to the… Continue Reading →

#India – A Rape Charge and A Suicide – Khurshid Anwar Case

Guest Post by SUCHETA DE and SHIVANI NAG, KAFILE.ORG In Tragic and Tough Times, Let Us be True to Our Democratic and Gender-Just Principles. We are confronted by a painful episode involving a rape charge and a suicide, that poses many tough and… Continue Reading →

Private Tech Companies Collecting Data on You and Selling Them to the Feds #social media #privacy #WTFnews

With a lot of help from the surveillance industry, Big Bro has already won the fight to watch all of us all the time — unless we decide to do something about it. October 8, 2013  |    By Pratap Chatterjee . … Continue Reading →

#Censorship – Decline in web freedom steepest in India #socialmedia #WTFnews

Javed Anwer, TNN | Oct 3, 2013, 07.05 PM IST India saw the “most significant year-on-year decline” in terms of the web freedom, according to a report. NEW DELHI: In a report on the state of internet in 60 countries, Freedom House,… Continue Reading →

Trolls invade social media : activists #Vaw

  B. KOLAPPAN, S. VIJAY KUMAR, The Hindu , Thirumavalavan, Manushyaputhiran, Meena Kandasamy and Kavinmalar at the receiving end On one hand, it expanded the scope for debate, otherwise impossible in mainstream media, on any subject under the sun. On the… Continue Reading →

#India – Sterilization for Accomplishing Targets -टारगेट पूरा करने के लिए बंध्याकरण! #Vaw #Womenrights

jUNE 13, 2013, Prabhat Khabar ये है हकीकत.. बंध्याकरण पर दबाव नहीं बंध्याकरण शिविरों में महिलाएं दबाव में नहीं आतीं. वे अपनी मरजी से आती हैं. देश में कुछ ऐसी जगहें हो सकती हैं, जहां इस तरह के मामले हों,… Continue Reading →

Hindu-Muslim And The Facebook War: Online Communalism #socialmedia

Posted on: April 29, 2013, Youth Ki Awaaz By Nihal Parashar: I wrote a dissertation titled ‘Building of a Communal State in a Virtual World: Hindu-Muslim relation seen through the lens of YouTube and Facebook’. I was trying to interrogate the role… Continue Reading →

#India – Change.org : Campaign Victory’s exposed #Vaw #Socialmedia

Kamayani Bali Mahabal, April 23 2013 , Kracktivism l 23, 2013, Kractivism   “Every day, Change.org members win people-powered campaigns for social change”. Just to give a background to those, who are reading about change.org for first time. It’s a popular… Continue Reading →

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