Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
India Censors Google, Facebook
Google India removed content Monday on the orders of the Indian government after a court gave the search giant, as well as sites like Facebook, YouTube and Blogspot, two weeks to present plans to police their networks for “antireligious” and “antisocial” content. The case is raising censorship fears in the world’s largest democracy. The government has been furious about material insulting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ruling Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi, and religious groups. Indian officials say the internet standards of the U.S. are not acceptable for a country like India.