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Tool of the Emergency: Will India ever dump its I&B ministry?

Jun 25, 2014

Tool of the Emergency: Will India ever dump its I&B ministry?

The I&B minister is ready to work for a future without the I&B ministry. But will politicians be as open to giving up a powerful weapon at their disposal? #Indira Gandhi #Indian media #Emergency #Karan Thapar #Information and Broadcasting Ministry #I&B Ministry #Modi government #Prakash Javadekar #Freedom of Expression #Vidya Charan Shukla
Bull in a China shop: Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Jun 11, 2014

Bull in a China shop: Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar is right to be concerned about what caused the Pune techie to be killed by a mob. But by even talking about a social media ban ala China he is confusing the medium for the message. #social media #facebook #China #Twitter #Technology #CriticalPoint #Kapil Sibal #Ajit Pawar #Freedom of Expression #Section 66A of the IT act #Pune Techie Murder
Facebook anti-Modi row: Goa police question group moderators

May 28, 2014

Facebook anti-Modi row: Goa police question group moderators

"Statements of the complainant Atul (Pai) Kane and several Goa-based moderators from the Goa+ group have been recorded. What is left is the communication from Facebook's end and Devu's statement. We expect to get both these recorded in the first week of June," the official said. #facebook #NewsTracker #Goa #Freedom of Expression #Devu Chodankar #Facebook anti-Modi row #anti-Modi comments
Threatening Ananthamurthy: Will Modi-led BJP say no to right wing thugs?

May 22, 2014

Threatening Ananthamurthy: Will Modi-led BJP say no to right wing thugs?

The protection has been given because Ananthamurthy has said he has received threatening phone calls from unknown persons. A group called the NaMo Brigade has also sent him a one-way travel itinerary to Karachi. #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Freedom of Expression #U R Ananthamurthy #Malavika Avinash #Seshadri Chari #Sagarika Ghose
From Ambedkar to Doniger: Can copyright law rescue books at risk?

Mar 28, 2014

From Ambedkar to Doniger: Can copyright law rescue books at risk?

Where pharma went can publishing follow? A compulsory licensing provision in the copyright act has been used to manufacture generic drugs. Could it help get a book published when the original publisher chickens out? #TheOddAngle #Arundhati Roy #Copyright #Freedom of Expression #Wendy Doniger

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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

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

Jul 22, 2014

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

(AP) -- The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric ... #Israel #Europe #Paris #Berlin #Hamas #Laurent Fabius #Frank-Walter Steinmeier #American Jewish Committee
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 22, 2014

How UK's terrorism law targets words, not just guns and bombs

David Anderson QC's recommendations are sensible but home secretary may be reluctant to make changes before the election The legal definition of terrorism risks criminalising legitimate freedom of expression, according to the UK's terror watchdog. Da... #Heathrow Airport #Anderson, IN
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 18, 2014

Japanese artist released following arrest over vagina selfie for 3D prints

Megumi Igarashi's arrest on obscenity charges has triggered concerns of clampdown on freedom of expression in Japan Continue reading..... #Heathrow Airport #Anderson, IN