Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO  #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving.   Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with theRead More →

In a major political development just a day before Karnataka polling, the Congress today submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India requesting it to direct immediate disqualification of BJP senior leader  Sriramulu and CEO Karnataka to lift ban on Kanadda TV channels from showing the tapes of  Sriramulu-Judge Bribery Sting expose. This was disclosed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal and Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. The sting video was aired by Kanadda TV channels in the evening yesterday. In a 40 minute video, it is alleged that the BJP candidate  B. Sriramulu and three other individuals (identified as G. Janardhan Reddy, CaptainRead More →

5 points highlighted by Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prashad while addressing Asia Media Summit today 1 “We have set up a committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge to recommend on a legislative framework for data protection. There is a need to strike a balance between data availability, data utility, data anonymity, data innovation and data privacy.” said  Ravi Shankar Prashad 2 Privacy is important. Supreme Court has called privacy as a fundamental right. But privacy cannot become a shield for the corrupt and terrorists. Global consensus needs to be developed on issues of terrorism, hate, communal extremism. 3 Our govtRead More →

Chandigarh, May 4 Siddharth Varadarajan, a founding editor of The Wire has received the Shorenstein Journalism Award for 2017 for his extraordinary work in defending the freedom of press in Asia  at Stanford University. The Shorenstein Journalism Award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way that work has helped American readers to understand the complexities of Asia. Varadarajan was given this award last month and detail information in this regard was updated on the official website of the of the Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) on April 25. The award, established in 2002, was named after Walter H. Shorenstein,Read More →