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‘Right To Comment On Content On Social Media, TV channels Facet Of Free Speech’: Delhi HC

‘Right To Comment On Content On Social Media, TV channels Facet Of Free Speech’: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court was passing an order on a lawsuit by a media house against online news portal Newslaundry for allegedly ridiculing and defaming its news broadcast and anchors through its content.

29 July 2022
Yashwant Sinha Claims The Nation Needs A Thinking, Speaking President And Not A Rubber Stamp

Yashwant Sinha Claims The Nation Needs A Thinking, Speaking President And Not A Rubber Stamp

Ahead of the presidential elections, candidate of joint Opposition, Yashwant Sinha has claimed that a 'thinking and speaking' person should become the...

29 June 2022

G7 Summit: Leaders Focus On Protection Of Free Speech, Cyber Resilience And Access To Reliable Information

In a joint statement titled '2022 Resilient Democracies Statement' issued on Monday during the G7 Summit, the leaders said they are prepared to defend these...

Remarks Against Prophet Muhammad: A History Of Blasphemy

Remarks Against Prophet Muhammad: A History Of Blasphemy

Can free speech have any redline? Are taunts at the Prophet of Islam deliberately aimed to provoke reaction? These are vexing questions the world has been...

24 June 2022

Explained: The Tiananmen Square Massacre, The Protests That Chinese Crushed, And 'Tank Man'

The Tiananmen Square produced one of the most iconic images of all time in which an unidentified man blocked the path of Chinese tanks.

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27 April 2022
How Elon Musk's 'Absolutist' Free Speech Approach Could Collide With Europe's Tech Rules

How Elon Musk's 'Absolutist' Free Speech Approach Could Collide With Europe's Tech Rules

A new EU law will require big tech companies like Twitter, Google and Meta to police their platforms more strictly or face billions in fines.


27 April 2022
Musk's Twitter Ambitions To Collide With Europe's Tech Rules

Musk's Twitter Ambitions To Collide With Europe's Tech Rules

Musk will soon be confronted with Europe's Digital Services Act, which will require big tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook parent Meta to police...


27 April 2022
‘Society Needs More Platforms For Calling Out Fake News,’ Says Anand Mahindra After Elon Musk’s Successful Twitter Bid

‘Society Needs More Platforms For Calling Out Fake News,’ Says Anand Mahindra After Elon Musk’s Successful Twitter Bid

The development comes after the social media platform’s board Monday, decided to sell a 100 per cent stake of the company to the Tesla and SpaceX CEO worth...


26 April 2022
A ‘Free’ Twitter Post Musk?

A ‘Free’ Twitter Post Musk?

The world’s richest man has won Twitter in a $44 billion deal. But the question is can he really win over twitter? Can he really make the platform...


14 March 2022
Press Council Report On Press Freedom Indictment Of J&K Govt: National Conference

Press Council Report On Press Freedom Indictment Of J&K Govt: National Conference

National Conference chief spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said the report lays bare how news media in the Jammu and Kashmir region, especially in the Valley, was...


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11 March 2022
Russia Cracks Down On Instagram

Russia Cracks Down On Instagram

Russian communications and media regulator is restricting access to Instagram in the country.


26 February 2022
Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Kunal Basu’s latest novel, ‘In An Ideal World’, is not just about two competing visions of India, but also about the courage of compassion.


07 February 2022
Freedom Of Speech Not A License To Abuse Justice System With Half Baked Facts, Little Knowledge Of Judiciary: Kerala HC

Freedom Of Speech Not A License To Abuse Justice System With Half Baked Facts, Little Knowledge Of Judiciary: Kerala HC

The court further said, "The existence of a vibrant, independent and free press is no doubt essential to democracy."


27 January 2022
Rahul's Stand On Social Media Platforms Vindicated: Cong After Twitter Says It Is For Healthy Debate

Rahul's Stand On Social Media Platforms Vindicated: Cong After Twitter Says It Is For Healthy Debate

Twitter also pointed out that it does not arbitrarily censor political content and elevating political debate and open discourse is fundamental to its service...


27 January 2022
Shweta Tiwari Mentions Innerwear And 'Bhagwan' In Same Sentence, Lands In Trouble

Shweta Tiwari Mentions Innerwear And 'Bhagwan' In Same Sentence, Lands In Trouble

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has directed the police to investigate actress Shweta Tiwari's remark and submit a report within 24 hours. 


04 August 2021
1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was responding to a written question by DMK member Tiruchi Siva regarding the total number of people imprisoned...


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05 July 2021
Olympics Are 'On The Wrong Side Of History' When It Comes To Free Speech

Olympics Are 'On The Wrong Side Of History' When It Comes To Free Speech

The push for free speech is an artefact of growing athlete activism in recent years in response to racism and other human rights violations


18 June 2021
Scrap This Law

Scrap This Law

Section 124A is the main weapon in the State’s armoury against non-violent speech and expression


25 June 2021
Rights Test In Value Addition

Rights Test In Value Addition

Modi talks up liberties and freedom before the G-7


20 March 2021
Ashoka University Founders Bartered Away Its 'Soul': Raghuram Rajan On Resignation Row

Ashoka University Founders Bartered Away Its 'Soul': Raghuram Rajan On Resignation Row

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, in a Linkedin post, said that free speech has suffered a 'grievous blow' in India.


06 November 2020
An Inconvenient Truth: Support For Arnab, But Ignore The Rest?

An Inconvenient Truth: Support For Arnab, But Ignore The Rest?

The chasm in the BJP’s approach towards following fascist practices when it comes to its apparent supporters and the treatment meted out to its critics...


05 November 2020
Journalist Languishes in Jail Over Facebook Posts In Manipur

Journalist Languishes in Jail Over Facebook Posts In Manipur

Manipuri journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem continues to be detained without bail for over a month.


12 September 2020
Freedom Of Speech And Expression Not An Absolute Right: Bombay HC

Freedom Of Speech And Expression Not An Absolute Right: Bombay HC

The Bombay HC made the observation while refusing to grant interim protection from arrest to a woman who had allegedly made offensive remarks on Twitter...


25 August 2020
Opinion | 'Delhi Riots 2020': Bloomsbury Row Is Not Suppression Of Freedom Of Expression, But Victory Of It

Opinion | 'Delhi Riots 2020': Bloomsbury Row Is Not Suppression Of Freedom Of Expression, But Victory Of It

When the peaceful, powerless, unorganised citizens show concern about organised propaganda of hate, it is their duty as Indians to do so.


15 July 2020
'They Called Me Nazi, Racist': Bari Weiss, The New York Times Editor, On Why She Resigned

'They Called Me Nazi, Racist': Bari Weiss, The New York Times Editor, On Why She Resigned

Bari Weiss said she was openly smeared and demeaned by colleagues at The New York Times who didn't fear their behaviour would be checked.


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