Nikhil Pahwa

Nikhil Pahwa is the Founder and Editor of MediaNama, a leading publication chronicling the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. He is a TED Fellow, and co-founded the campaign for Net Neutrality in India, which was the largest grassroots campaign in the history of India, with over a million people participating. He is also the co-founder of the Internet Freedom Foundation, which focuses on advocacy for an open Internet in India. He has been a part of initiatives which helped declare unconstitutional, Section 66A of India’s IT Act, which had led to people being jailed for what comments on Facebook; and the watering down of Section 79A, which had led to censorship of speech online.

At present, Nikhil is a part of initiatives to fix Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometric identity database, covering over 1.19 billion Indians, in a manner that protects privacy for Indians. Nikhil was named one of India Today ’s “Indians of Tomorrow” under 35 in 2012

Session Detail :

Minding The MediaIs Indian policy and law out of touch with news in the digital age?

Nikhil Pahwa, SM Khan, Subi Chaturvedi, Manish TewariModerator to be announced closer to the fourm

  • Friday, August 3
  • 9.30 – 10.30
  • Silver Oak
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