an announcement posted on behalf of the NUJS Law Review]
contributions for its annual Special Issue for 2013-14 “Surveillance, Censorship & Indian Law: Mapping the Field”
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.
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
Board of Editors of the NUJS Law Review at [email protected]
on or before December 15, 2013.
of Editors to check the suitability of their proposed papers prior to their
submission of finished drafts by the Submissions Deadline.