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India’s Supreme Court to test live-streaming of cases

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court decided on Wednesday it would start live-streaming some of its cases in a bid to increase transparency and prevent overcrowding in the courtrooms. Indian courts are open to the public but do not allow video recording or broadcasting. A three-judge bench at the Supreme Court, ruling on litigation seeking such a move, said a pilot project would be launched and developed over time. “Live-streaming of court proceedings is manifestly in public interest,” the court said in its 106-page order.…

China demands live-streaming censorship: state media

BEIJING: China will demand that live-streaming platforms "censor content before releasing it", state media said on Friday, as authorities seek to tighten control over the fast-growing sector. Rules released by the country's internet regulator the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will ban streams which "undermine national security, destabilise society", the official Xinhua news agency reported. Online streaming has grown rapidly in China and the sector is worth an estimated $1.4 billion, often involving young…