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This research report tries to establish the relationship between the freedom of association and assembly offline and online, and analyses how they intersect and influence each other. It further identifies legal challenges, laws, policies, and the manner in which state and non-state actors regulate the internet rather than following the inherent principles of a free and open internet to bring equal freedoms in all forms – expression, speech, association and assembly. This report explores and analyses India’s positions on various freedoms and governance mechanisms to understand how they affect the freedom of association and assembly online.
Link to the report: http://defindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Shrinking-Spaces.pdf