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Internet freedom improved in India for the second consecutive year in 2015, even as more governments worldwide censored information of public interest and expanded surveillance.

Cyrus Rassool
Senior Program Associate, Internet Freedom

The net neutrality debate that captured the attention of internet users in the United States and turned them into digital advocates has now reached the world’s largest democracy. 

The death of Rajni Kothari has deprived India one of its most eminent public intellectuals and defenders of fundamental rights.

Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.


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