We have 100+ confirmations (applications closing soon) for our round table discussion on online content regulation, in Delhi on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. Details of the venue and discussion are mentioned below, including a reading list, in case you need context for the discussion.


Date: September 26th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Venue: Tamarind hall, India Habitat Centre


01:30 PM – 02:00 PM: Check-in & Refreshments
02:00 PM – 04:15 PM: Discussion on online content regulation ⁠— Regulation of streaming services, user-generated content, implications of a self-regulatory code, censorship and self-censorship
04:15 PM on wards: High-Tea

Reading List

First up, a video we did on why certifying online streaming content is problematic

Regulation of online content: from MediaNama’s archives

  • How should online content be regulated? Should it be pre-censored or certified? Notes from the CCG-NLUD discussion (Read)
  • Why Justice for Rights went to court, asking for online content to be regulated (Read)
  • IAMAI’s regulatory code for OTT platforms outlining principles and seeking a creation of grievance redressal; will it lead to self-censorship? (Read)
  • Giving the hecklers the veto: On the self regulatory code that Netflix, STAR, Jio and others have signed (Read)
  • As India looks to regulate Internet content, some issues to consider (Read)

Views from our previous discussions on online content regulation 

  • #NAMApolicy Delhi: Regulation of Online News Content, 2018 (Read)
  • #NAMApolicy Mumbai: Online Entertainment Content Regulation, 2018 (Read)
  • #NAMApolicy Mumbai: Regulation of Online News Content, 2018 (Read)

Additional reading:

MediaNama is hosting this discussion in partnership with the Centre for Communication Governance (NLU-Delhi), and with support from Facebook, Amazon and Netflix.

Registrations will be wait-listed soon, but you can still apply to attend. In case you fit our mandate for the intended audience, we’ll send you a confirmation on September 24th, 2019. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.


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