Launch of Freedom on the Net India Report

Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world has been published the latest Freedom on the Net Report, which assesses the degree of Internet, and digital media freedom around the world. Freedom House’s methodology is listed here.

The entire 2014 Report is available here and the India Country report is available here. Indian has had the largest increase in Internet freedom over the past year. India scored 42 points this year, which is an improvement of 5 points over the previous reporting period.

The Indian report is authored by Centre for Communication Governance‘s Research Director- Chinmayi Arun, Research Fellow Sarvjeet Singh and Research Assistants Parul Sharma and Medha Vikram.

The Centre is organising a panel discussion to launch the India Country Report and discuss the implications of the data contained in the report.




6:00 p.m., 9th December 2014

Organised by

Freedom House, Washington DC


Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi


Lecture Room – II | India International Centre Annexe Joseph Stein Lane, Lodhi Estate, Max Muller Marg | New Delhi


6:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Tea
6:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice- Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi
6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Launch of the Freedom on the Net India Country Report
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on ‘Freedom on the Net in India’

Madeline Earp, Research Analyst, Freedom House

Dr. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology

Vikram Tiwathia, Deputy Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India

Chinmayi Arun, Co-author, Freedom on the Net India Report & Research Director, CCG

7:30 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Discussion
7:50 p.m. High Tea