Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
The special investigation team got a grab of the suspect enhanced to the maximum possible level with help from a US lab.
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“Sage representative suggested dropping piece from the first issue on the basis of informal chat with a clerk at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting”.
Like the New York Times v. Sullivan case fifty years ago, The Wire defamation case too is about the “breathing space” of free speech, criticism and truth.
Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
The disturbing trend of the judiciary authoring restrictions on speech beyond what is constitutionally sanctioned gives the impression that restriction is the norm and speech is the exception.
The expert committee had been constituted in 2015 after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the IT Act for being used arbitrarily and hampering free speech.
Vinod Dua discusses Narendra Modi’s speech on Indian economy and continued attacks on journalists in India.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
The petition demands that Menon be reinstated immediately as chairperson of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory at JNU.
Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
The vice chancellor also said that the use of force by the police on Saturday night was against criminals and not girl students.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
TDP MP T.G. Venkatesh addressed a press conference against the author and sought that he be “hanged publicly”.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
The Karnataka government had banned her book in 1998, two years after its publication.
The bench was hearing an appeal against the ban on Kannada book Basava Vachana Deepthi by scholar, mystic and writer Mate Mahadevi.
The principal and staff editor wanted words including ‘Dalit’, ‘beef’ and ‘fascism’ removed from the annual student magazine of the Government Arts and Science College, Nadapuram.
The Karwan, a peaceful yatra promoting love and communal harmony can only travel with police protection, whereas vigilante mobs kill and lynch with impunity.
While Jamia students were told they can’t invite speakers from “outside”, IIT Madras said the speakers invited were “controversial”.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Urmilesh discusses the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and the politics around it. Joining him in this episode are senior journalist Akshaya Mukul and investigative reporter Neha Dixit.
The Karwan today reached Delhi to meet thousands of people, including widows of the 1984 Sikh massacre, before proceeding to Gandhi’s samadhi.
Shepherd has recently found himself in a controversy over his book, Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu, which Arya Vysya associations say is derogatory and demeaning.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
“We’re not being anti-establishment. We’re just reporting what’s happening, what has to be reported.”
Gauri Lankesh, and others like her, will not be left alone to keep on articulating their dissent. After all, it is the untamed individual voice that is found to be particularly irritating.
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
Lankesh’s views have been relentlessly against what she considered a fascist project taking over Indian democracy. Her silenced voice has spoken so much and so many times, it is impossible for even walls not to hear her.
Gauri Lankesh’s lawyer B.T. Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by Hindu terror units and had nothing to do with all the defamation cases filed against her.