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

Aug 04, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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 under the UAPA in the country at present.

Wipe Out Sedition From The Penal Book Completely

Jun 16, 2021 Colin Gonsalves

A law which is prone to so much misuse should have no place in the statute book


World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"

Sedition Cases Against People Seeking Help Is Curtailment Of Freedom Of Speech: Former SC Judge

Apr 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Justice Madan B Lokur cited a recent incident in UP involving a man who tweeted for help-seeking oxygen for his 88-year-old grandfather and the Amethi police booked him.


J-K Police Ban Live Coverage Of Encounters, Law-And-Order Situations

It is an attack on freedom of press, say journalist bodies

04 April, 2021

Press Council Seeks Tripura Govt’s Response On Complaint About Open Threat To Journalists

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had said in September last year that some newspapers are 'getting over-excited and trying to confuse people. Neither history nor I will forgive them'


30 March, 2021

Defamation Law Meant To Curb Free Speech, Needs To Be Revoked: Patricia Mukhim

Midhat Fatimah

Patricia Mukhim, editor of ‘Shillong Times’ speaks to Outlook about free speech, the need for journalists to unite, and the criminal case against her that was recently quashed by the Supreme Court.


17 March, 2021

Will India Print Its Own Version Of A Global Democracy Report? Know Details

Outlook Web Bureau

Discussions about an Indian think tank publishing such reports were on even before the US Freedom House and V-Dem downgraded India's status


06 January, 2021

Hot Off The Press: Documentary About Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Debuts On-Demand

Associated Press (AP)

After a two-week run in about 200 theatres, 'The Dissident' will be available for rent on places like iTunes, Amazon and Roku.


16 December, 2020

Record Number Of Journalists Have Been Jailed This Year Globally

Associated Press (AP)

This is the fifth straight year where at least 250 journalists were in custody, representing a crackdown on press freedom by repressive governments


07 December, 2020

SC Refuses To Quash FIRs Against TV Anchor Over Remarks Against Sufi Saint

PTI

FIRs were filed against Amish Devgan for his alleged defamatory remark against saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a news debate on June 15.


28 November, 2020

Editors Guild Protests Press Council's ‘Ominous’ Advisory Against Foreign Content

Outlook Web Bureau

The Guild feels the warning against 'unregulated circulation' of foreign content could lead to censorship


23 November, 2020

Patricia Mukhim Case Reflection Of Threat To Freedom Of Speech In India, Says Editors Guild

PTI

The criminal complaint was filed in response to her Facebook post in July 2020 over a skirmish between tribal and non-tribal youth in Lawsohtun at a basketball court.


21 November, 2020

Kerala Governor Signs Police Act Amendment To Counter 'Social Media Abuse'

PTI

The amendment stipulates imprisonment or fine for those who publish or disseminate content to insult or defame people through social media.


20 November, 2020

Worried About Misreporting By Media In Siddique Kappan Case: CJI SA Bobde

PTI

The court has listed the matter for further hearing next week.


16 November, 2020

'Democracy Cannot Survive Without a Free and Fearless Press', Says VP Venkaiah Naidu

PTI

Avoid sensationalism, keep opinion separate from news, and focus on development reporting, says Naidu in a virtual message on National Press Day.


12 November, 2020

Out Of Jail, Arnab Goswami Dares Uddhav Thackeray, Says 'Game Has Just Begun'

PTI

Soon after his release from Taloja jail near Mumbai around 8.30 pm, Goswami drove to Republic TV studio, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief.


11 November, 2020

SC Grants Interim Bail To Arnab Goswami In Abetment To Suicide Case

PTI

Top court expresses concern over state governments targeting individuals on the basis of ideology.


Photo Gallery

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar being received at the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe.

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BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi participates in “Sewa Diwas”, organised to celebrate birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a vaccination centre in Rampur.

PTI Photo

Members of Bhartiya Kissan Union block a road during a protest against Punjab Government in support of their demands in Patiala.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waters a sapling planted under the 'All India Tree Plantation Campaign-2021' by CAPF, at CRPF Training Centre in Nanded.

PTI Photo

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets PM Narendra Modi on his birthday by writing a message on a board during inauguration of Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0 at Patliputra Sports Complex, in Patna.

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