The media school’s faculty members have protested saying that the rules would affect their academic freedom. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Conduct Rules for its faculty members, who termed it as a bid to “gag them” and an […]
What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile?
By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU’s commitment to social justice.
Despite sweeping reforms to Vietnam’s economy and growing openness to social change, the ruling party does not tolerate criticism.
The protest at the airport was led by Imtiyaz Jaleel, an AIMIM legislator, who said Taslima Nasreen had “hurt religious sentiments” of Muslims globally.
‘India Dissents’, edited by Ashok Vajpeyi, leaves you with thoughts that make you understand the value of Indian citizenship.
114 former officers stand with #NotInMyName, ‘dismayed’ at vigilantism and free speech crackdown
EPW’s trustees are fully aware of the current attack on free speech and institutions, including the media and universities. It is bewildering, therefore, to see these concerns completely missing in their statement.
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.
Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
Defying propaganda art, a few Afrikaans rockers revolted against South African military conscription in the second half of the 20th century and sparked an anti-war protest movement.
As far Gujarat is concerned, the cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased post Una, so has the state repression.
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
DCP Cyber Crime said a case has been registered against the comedy troupe on charges of “defamation” and “publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form”.
Violence against those struggling to protect the environment has increased globally, with at least 200 people murdered in 2016 alone.
“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.”
The rejection of the imposition of Hindi is both an attempt to reject cultural homogenisation from the north and an expression of the desire for economic mobility by choosing English.
Middle-class protests are few and far between in Ahmedabad, but they hold a great significance.
The protesters, who have come from different parts of the world, hold world leaders responsible for a range of global problems.
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.”
Chanting “down with Modi, down with RSS, down with government”, protesters blamed the government for inciting violence and failing to prosecute vigilantes.
With increasing instances of atrocities against minorities in a number of states – lawyers, activists and others have come together to chalk out a plan to aggressively tackle the violence.
Xi warned that challenging the mainland’s authority was “impermissible” and that the city should crack down on moves towards “Hong Kong independence” .
Activists spent days creating awareness amongst the villagers, including women, telling them about cases from around the world – like Chernobyl and Fukushima – so they understood the hazards of a nuclear plant near their homes.
Ajay Jaiman documents an evening of dissent and solidarity at Jantar Mantar where upwards of 3000 people gathered to protest against the violence against minorities across the country.
The rampant culture of viewing dissent as treachery and an opposing point of view as an act of war is deeply ingrained and when there are ‘left-liberals’ involved, it is immediately seen as anti-Modi.
The 50-year old who has been arrested works with the Delhi Jal Board.
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.
It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority, strum the tanpura, like Narada did, and chant Narayan Narayan on the TV screen, and nobody will dare say anything to you.
“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people… We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.”
Activists allege that the government’s actions in the area, including not letting anyone in, are undemocratic and an attempt to hide what happened.
Nearly thirty years after the 1989 student-led protests, China bans any public commemoration of the event on the mainland. No official death toll has been released.
Last week, Dalit villagers in Uttar Pradesh were given soap, detergent and shampoo to ‘clean’ themselves before chief minister Adityanath came to their village. Poet Asang Wankhede responds to the government’s ‘gifts’.
The strike also turned violent in a few places, as farmers vandalised trucks of those who did not participate in the strike and threw produce on the roads.
The Modi government’s silence on attacks against those eating beef sends out a clear message: It might not agree with the gau rakshak’s methods, but it agrees with their intentions.
Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.
R. Sooraj was beaten up brutally by a group in the IIT-M campus after some students held a programme to discuss the Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter.
The eight were killed a year and eight months ago in alleged police firing in the Churachandpur town of Manipur.
A Delhi-based group of ‘concerned citizens’ calls for a peaceful Ramzan and a non-violent, dialogic solution to the prolonged Kashmir conflict.
The protest aimed to voice their objections to policies advocated by Pence as part of the Trump administration and as governor, as well Trump’s travel ban.