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NASSCOM Looks To Boost India’s Blogger Community In Times Of Regulatory Scrutiny

NASSCOM Looks To Boost India’s Blogger Community In Times Of Regulatory Scrutiny

NASSCOM Community's deal with Bloggers Alliance will support budding creators

NASSCOM Community is an open knowledge-sharing platform

Creators, particularly food bloggers, are dealing with regulatory scrutiny in recent months

Amid the rising concerns of regulations in content across OTT platforms and for online news media, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) community has come forward, inviting Indian tech bloggers to use its open knowledge-sharing platform for publishing. 

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between NASSCOM Community and India’s Bloggers Alliance will collectively work towards supporting the tech community in India. According to the agreement, both organisations will empower other companies to conduct training workshops, joint events and competitions, providing a recognition platform for Indian tech bloggers. The association said it would work to ensure that blog creators get the best tools to make the most out of their passion.  

According to its website, the NASSCOM Community is an open knowledge-sharing platform for the Indian technology industry. The community allows tech writers to share their views on topics like digital transformation, diversity and inclusion, emerging technology, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), etc.

Rising Concerns On Bloggers’ Freedom

Indian Hospitality Association in September came up with a bizarre proposition. The restaurant lobby group planned to file a defamation case against bloggers not recognised by the Indian Hospitality Association. 

Reportedly, the association has already started scanning the blogger community for bloggers that do not comply with the guidelines. Further, Sanee Awsarmmel, chairperson of the Hospitality Industry of India raised a controversial question “How can an engineer or an IT professional judge about food? It is like an engineer treating a patient and not a doctor?”

However, filing a defamation case against a blogger might stand against the constitution-backed freedom of expression and hence the decision by the Indian hospitality association might not be final. 

As of now the rage against the bloggers is limited to the hospitality industry. Moreover, the rising number of Indian bloggers and independent blog publishers might soon provoke other sectors to scrutinise the impact of blogs on business.

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Inc42 Staff

Aman is a recent postgraduate in English Journalism. He currently writes on startup ecosystem and technology. You can write to him at [email protected]

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