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Rana Ayyub vs DNA: Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

Jul 15, 2014

Rana Ayyub vs DNA: Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

There is a cautionary tale in the Rana Ayyub vs DNA drama. But chances are it will get drowned in the competing din of Amit Shah loyalists belligerent about what they see as character assassination or Modi-foes who see the death knell for dissent. #Narendra Modi #DNA #Freedom of Press #Amit Shah #Rana Ayyub #Harini Calamur #Digital journalism in India
Newspaper pulls down article critical of Amit Shah, Twitter outrages

Jul 13, 2014

Newspaper pulls down article critical of Amit Shah, Twitter outrages

The social media was outraged after the DNA newspaper pulled down an article by journalist Rana Ayyub criticisng the newly appointed BJP President Amit Shah #social media #BJP #Twitter #Freedom of Press #Amit Shah #Rana Ayyub
Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

Jul 10, 2014

Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

The article alleged that the country's military was operating a chemical weapons factory in the town of Pauk in Magway, under the instructions of former strongman junta chief Than Shwe. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #journalists #Human Rights Watch #Reporters Without Borders #Than Shwe #Chemical weapons #Press Freedom #Journalists jailed #Myanmar's Military Junta #Unity Weekly #Official Secrets
China: Prominent pro-Tibetan rights writers placed under house arrest as Kerry visits

Jul 10, 2014

China: Prominent pro-Tibetan rights writers placed under house arrest as Kerry visits

Woeser said she was detained after a US Embassy staffer telephoned to invite her to meet a US official for dinner. #World #China #US #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Tibet #Tsering Woeser #John Kerry #US-China Talks #Tibetan Rights

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

Feb 20, 2013

92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

What is deeply troubling is the fact that there has been a consistent slide in rankings over the past few years. #OnOurMind #India #Homosexuality #Government #Freedom

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92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

Jul 28, 2014

Obama to tap rabbi as religious freedom ambassador

Rabbi David Saperstein would be the first non-Christian to hold the job...
92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

Jul 30, 2014

FreedomPop's free data and voice service comes to tablets

The selection is limited, but the price is right with FreedomPop's new tablet service offering. Just be sure to read the fine print...
92nd in the global Freedom Index ratings, how 'free' are Indians really?

Jul 27, 2014

Hawaii mayor candidate tased during flee from cops

Cops quite possibly tased the next mayor of Maui County. The barefoot Beau Hawkes slipped from the grasp of a Maui Police officer and sprinted with a cat-like tread to freedom... #Hawaii #Maui