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India - Internet censorship in response to communal violence and rumours

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the Indian government's disproportionate and inappropriate censorship of the Internet in response to the inter-ethnic violence of the past two weeks in the northeast of the country. Rumours of reprisals between communities in the state of Assam, circulating on the Internet and mobile phones fuelled an exodus of more than 200,000 people from the region and at least 80 deaths in acts of violence. "While taking action to protect the population is (...)

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