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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?

Aug 21, 2014

Confronted With Grisly Images, Twitter Is Walking a Fine Line

The social-media site scrambled to remove images of a U.S. journalist's beheading while maintaining its dedication to freedom of expression...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Aug 15, 2014

China Catholics cheer pope's South Korea visit

(AP) -- Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. However, China's entirely state-run media imposed ... #China #Beijing #Xi Jinping #Communist Party
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Aug 27, 2014

Pew Poll Finds That Speaking Our Mind On Social Media Is Difficult For Some Due To 'Spiral Of Silence' Phenomenon

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In our social circles - especially among family, friends and co-workers - we have a tendency to hold in our views on public policy issues. This is especially true when we think our own opinion isn... #National Security Agency #Facebook