Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
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”.
Lee Hsien Loong’s brother and sister have alleged that he abused his power in a dispute with them over their father’s house.
Since the passing of the Telecommunications Law in 2013, the number of defamation cases has risen considerably. Is the country misusing the law to shut down any hint of political dissent?
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Justice Deepak Mishra’s judgment on May 13, refusing to de-criminalise defamation in the Subramanian Swamy case, is a disaster that empowers the powerful to fight each other and to oppress the press and civil society.
Or, a ‘Proponement in Oppugnation’ to the Supreme Court’s use of language
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. Criminalising defamation serves no legitimate public purpose; the vehicle of criminalisation – sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – is unconstitutional; […]
The freedom of speech and right to expression are fundamental rights, but these rights are not absolute, the court said.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the Constitutional validity of penal provisions on the defamation law, observing that the right to freedom of speech is “not an absolute right”.
Independent journalist Subir Ghosh and Supreme Court attorney Karuna Nundy in conversation with The Wire about media ethics, the law and corporate harassment of journalists.
Sections 499-500 of the IPC are vestiges from India’s colonial past that are not appropriate for a modern democracy.
Registration of a case against a citizen for posting the Chief Minister’s picture is totally wrong and untenable
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s run-in with the media, a section of which, he believes, has taken a ‘supari’ – underword argot for a contract killing – to finish off the Aam Aadmi Party, has taken a curious turn.