If the people or government of Jharkhand disagree with Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s book, they should fight it with their own books and ideas, not with bans and burnings.
Rally organisers had invited several far-right speakers who were confined to a small pen that police set up in the historic Boston Common park to keep the two sides separate.
In his speech, Sarkar said the spirit of secularism is under attack across the country.
‘Freedom First! is a protest movement in Kerala that is made up of collective, continuous, simultaneous acts of freedom that anyone, anywhere can commit.’
At an event on Sunday, senior BJP leaders including Union minister Radha Mohan Singh began yelling at Drèze as he criticised the Jharkhand government and demanded that he be removed from the stage.
Author Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar had earlier said he was facing intense online abuse, and a group of Adivasis had taken out a protest against him, burning his effigy and books.
A Delhi court issued an interim injunction on the book on an ex parte basis – which means the publisher and author were not asked to present their version of events.
On February 22, violent clashes broke out between the ABVP and AISA, who were protesting the cancellation of a seminar where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were expected to speak.
An Adivasi group in Jharkhand is planning to burn the author’s effigy tomorrow for his ‘negative’ portrayal of Santhal culture.
A copy of the letter Mitra has sent to Deepak Nayar and D.N. Ghosh, head trustee and managing trustee respectively, of the Sameeksha Trust (which publishes EPW) about the recent resignation of its editor, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
In an open letter to Sameeksha Trust, the renowned social scientist has questioned the trust’s position on recent events at EPW and their decision to take down an article on the Adani Group.
More than 150 academics have questioned the decisions to remove an article on the Adani Group from the EPW website and impose restrictions on the editor.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The show was to run for a year but was cancelled within two and a half months by the management
In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
Vinod Dua discusses the stepping down of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the editor of Economic and Political Weekly and the ongoing discussion on the right to privacy in the SC.
In a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar asked the leader whether he approved of the ‘hooliganism’ demonstrated by Congress supporters.
A selection of cartoons published by The Irrawaddy over the course of four years, which reflect the media milestones and hardships experienced in Myanmar.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Jahnavi Sen from The Wire analyse three news stories of the day
The Censor Board in Kolkata has stalled the release of a documentary on the Nobel laureate because the director has refused to beep out Sen saying ‘Gujarat’, ‘cow’, ‘Hindu India’ or ‘Hindutva view of India’.
CBFC has asked Bengali filmmaker Anik Dutta to beep the words ‘Ramrajya’, ‘bandh’ and ‘penis’ from his latest thriller Meghnad Badh Rahasya.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
Indian censors are far more liberal than in many other countries, says the controversial censor board chief.
Terming the forcible cancellation of the convention and subsequent arrests as “an attack on freedom of expression”, S.R. Darapuri said “The government is in a state of panic amidst the rising public voices against it.”
Citizens will hold a protest against the lynchings of Dalits, Muslims, and rationalists, calling upon the government and citizens to take a stand.
Restrictions on social media posts will not allow citizens to question the policies and actions of the military.
Protests are scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the country following the lynching of a 15-year-old on suspicions of carrying beef.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
The charge of sedition slapped by the Madhya Pradesh police on 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in a cricket match suggests lessons have not been learnt from the apex court order.
“We’ve granted a ‘UA’ to the trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal on condition of deletion of the dialogue about intercourse”, said censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost.
The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
The students, members of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing, have been charged with serious crimes, including rioting, after they raised black flags at a campus event featuring Adityanath.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
The documentary on the student’s suicide was denied a ‘certificate of exemption’ by the information and broadcasting ministry.
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet