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Speakers

Co-founder, DAKSH
Editor, Special Projects & Experiments, The News Minute
Theatre person
Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU, Bengaluru

Date & Time

Friday Fri, 19 Mar 2021

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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Contact

+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org
The Centre recently notified Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 to regulate digital content. These Rules mandate online media as well as OTT platforms to follow the existing content codes meant for television and print media and to set up a three-tier grievance redressal structure to look at any violation of the rules. The new rules also empower the I&B secretary to direct blocking of public access to specific content in case of an emergency. Critics of the new regulations have pointed out that these Rules threaten the end-to-end encryption of messaging platforms and impose onerous compliance requirements on the online media platforms.
The panelists will discuss the need for and nature of these regulations. The discussion will focus on whether these reforms align the benefits of social media platforms with the welfare of citizens, while protecting the right to free speech and expression.
In collaboration with MĀRGA | DAKSH

Speakers

Harish Narasappa

Co-founder, DAKSH

Harish is a lawyer and founding partner of the law firm, Samvad Partners, headquartered in Bengaluru. Harish has extensive experience in advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate financing, private equity, projects, regulatory, and dispute resolution matters. Harish is a trustee of the Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation and the Punarchith Collective. He is also a member of the Karnataka Election Watch and National Election Watch.

Harish has a BA, LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, a BCL from the University of Oxford (where he was a Radhakrishnan Scholar), and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London.

Ragamalika Karthikeyan

Editor, Special Projects & Experiments, The News Minute

Ragamalika Karthikeyan is the Editor, Special Projects & Experiments at The News Minute. She writes about gender, sexuality and the law. She has previously worked with Times Now, NDTV-Hindu, and Deccan Chronicle. As a Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) fellow, she has worked on drafting The Good Samaritan (Protection from Civil and Criminal Liabilities) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill for Ms Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha.

Prakash Belawadi

Theatre person

Prakash Belawadi is a noted film and theatre actor / director, filmmaker, journalist, media and television personality. He is co-founder of the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore, and launched the Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts in 2012. He has made several documentary films and Kannada TV serials (‘Garva’, ‘Illiruvudu Summane’) in addition to acting and directing numerous Kannada and English plays. He has also acted in Hindi films such as Airlift, Talwar, Madras Cafe and other. He is recipient of the National Award for his feature film Stumble (2002), and the Karnataka Nataka Academy Award (2012)

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU, Bengaluru

Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. His research focus is on constitutional law and politics and the empirical analysis of the legal system. He is a Founder and Trustee of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bengaluru.