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Flagrant Attack On Press Freedom: Media One's Editor After Ban On Channel

Flagrant Attack On Press Freedom: Media One's Editor After Ban On Channel

Editor C L Thomas says that by sending written orders, the government is saying that the media has no right to criticise political parties

08 March 2020
Opinion: Lutyen's Media's Attempt To Paint The Anti-CAA Agitation As 'Secular' Was Hypocritic

Opinion: Lutyen's Media's Attempt To Paint The Anti-CAA Agitation As 'Secular' Was Hypocritic

Drawing of clear battlelines in the media space is not really a bad thing because polarisation always precedes compromise, writes senior journalist R....

21 February 2020

Are Newsrooms Run By Political Masters? Why Are Editors Compromising On Truth Telling?

'Pro-government' media -- and denunciations of it from the other side -- hogs the space. But there is plenty to introspect over for everyone.

Editor's Take | Journalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Account

Editor's Take | Journalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Account

This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrut­iny is only fair, since we constantly...

21 February 2020

Painting That Stirred Row At India Art Fair Missing, Artists Cry Foul

A complainant had alleged that artwork at India Art Fair was related to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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30 August 2020
70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Resistance To Transparency Makes Our Courts Mysterious Institutions

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Resistance To Transparency Makes Our Courts Mysterious Institutions

Even after 70 years of India as a Republic, the Supreme Court is yet to launch even the modest pilot project of webcasting constitutionally important cases,...


17 January 2020
Freedom Of Expression In The Time Of Twitter

Freedom Of Expression In The Time Of Twitter

Sanjay Hegde moved the Delhi High Court against Twitter’s arbitrary and opaque policies


26 July 2019
On Open Letter To PM On Lynchings, Kangana Ranaut, Prasoon Joshi, 59 Others Question 'Selective Outrage'

On Open Letter To PM On Lynchings, Kangana Ranaut, Prasoon Joshi, 59 Others Question 'Selective Outrage'

The signatories to the new letter include Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, actor Kangana Ranaut, classical dancer and Member...


24 July 2019
'Weaponisation Of Jai Shri Ram': 49 Personalities Including Aparna Sen, Ramachandra Guha Write To PM Modi

'Weaponisation Of Jai Shri Ram': 49 Personalities Including Aparna Sen, Ramachandra Guha Write To PM Modi

The letter says that 'regrettably 'Jai Shri Ram' has become a provocative 'war-cry' today that leads to law and order problems, and many lynchings take place...


25 June 2019
Editor-Owner Of Kashmir-Based Urdu Daily Arrested In 28-Year-Old Case; Court Grants Bail

Editor-Owner Of Kashmir-Based Urdu Daily Arrested In 28-Year-Old Case; Court Grants Bail

The family alleges that 62-year-old Jeelani Qadri was arrested from outside his house where he returned at around 11:30 PM on Monday.


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21 June 2019
28 Journalists Killed In India Since 2008: Is This The Index Of Press Freedom In One Of World's Largest Democracy?

28 Journalists Killed In India Since 2008: Is This The Index Of Press Freedom In One Of World's Largest Democracy?

In April 2019, India was ranked 140 out of 180 countries in the press freedom index released by Reporters without Borders. Increasingly, scribes are feeling...


12 June 2019
Opinion | Prashant Kanojia's Arrest Won't Be The Last One, Wait Until Next Outrage

Opinion | Prashant Kanojia's Arrest Won't Be The Last One, Wait Until Next Outrage

Simple reprimands are surely not enough to stop a recalcitrant authority in its tracks. Nor are public outrages enough to bring back people drunk on power back...


11 June 2019
'Liberty Of Citizen Is Sacrosanct, Non-Negotiable': SC Orders Release Of Journalist Prashant Kanojia

'Liberty Of Citizen Is Sacrosanct, Non-Negotiable': SC Orders Release Of Journalist Prashant Kanojia

On Saturday, Delhi-based Prashant Kanojia was picked up by two men in plain clothes from his residence without producing an arrest warrant.


10 June 2019
Gorakhpur: Another Man Arrested For Posting 'Obnoxious' Content Against UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Gorakhpur: Another Man Arrested For Posting 'Obnoxious' Content Against UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Sharing the photograph of the arrested man, the Gorakhpur police said they had arrested the man for posting obnoxious content defaming Uttar Pradesh Chief...


07 May 2019
Is Bollywood Fida On PM Narendra Modi? It's Dangal Break In B-Town!

Is Bollywood Fida On PM Narendra Modi? It's Dangal Break In B-Town!

Is Bollywood really apolitical? After Akshay Kumar's recent interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi went viral, B-Town has broken all its borders in terms of...


26 April 2019
Life In An Indian Prison: The Curse Of An Ethnic Minority And A Panic-Stricken Society

Life In An Indian Prison: The Curse Of An Ethnic Minority And A Panic-Stricken Society

Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was sentenced to a year's detention under the National Security Act for allegedly targeting the ruling BJP and...


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25 April 2019
Life In An Indian Prison: When Darkness Falls, Tears Are Not Enough

Life In An Indian Prison: When Darkness Falls, Tears Are Not Enough

The heart-wrenching story of Manipuri journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who stood up for his rights, and won! He talks about life in prison and his family's...


20 April 2019
Prison Diary | By Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Prison Diary | By Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipur journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem, who was jailed under NSA, talks about detention, life in jail, democracy and personal freedom.


10 April 2019
Govt Shouldn’t Try To Suppress Democratic Rights: Manipur Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Govt Shouldn’t Try To Suppress Democratic Rights: Manipur Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Kishorechandra Wangkhem was in Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East since November 27 last year for criticising Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and the BJP...


10 April 2019
Rafale Verdict Stridently Endorses Press Freedom But Also Cautions Journalists Against Bias. Here’s Why

Rafale Verdict Stridently Endorses Press Freedom But Also Cautions Journalists Against Bias. Here’s Why

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the government's contention that sensitive documents accessed by the media on the Rafale deal can't be evidence


21 February 2019
Nepal Introduces Social Media Bill, Sparks Concerns Over Freedom Of Speech

Nepal Introduces Social Media Bill, Sparks Concerns Over Freedom Of Speech

Under the proposed law, the government would have the power to block social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unless they register in Nepal.


23 November 2018
Prejudice, Pride And A Chopper Override: Why Abhijit Iyer-Mitra Is In Jail Since One Month

Prejudice, Pride And A Chopper Override: Why Abhijit Iyer-Mitra Is In Jail Since One Month

A man is in jail due to the CM’s fallout with a former partyman


14 September 2018
Right To Freedom Of Expression

Right To Freedom Of Expression

Prof Shoma Sen was ­arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, as were activists Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhawale, and lawyer...


07 August 2018
Apple, Facebook and Spotify Delete Content Of US Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook and Spotify Delete Content Of US Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

"We've been completely banned by Facebook, Apple & Spotify. What conservative news outlet will be next?" said Jones.


02 August 2018
Bombay HC Raps Central, State Agencies For Lack Of Urgency In Probe Into Dabholkar, Pansare Killings

Bombay HC Raps Central, State Agencies For Lack Of Urgency In Probe Into Dabholkar, Pansare Killings

The bench observed that one was witnessing a "tragic phase" in the country where one could not even speak or move around freely, and yet, the authorities in...


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