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Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Nov 27, 2014

Pakistani actor Veena Malik is the unlikely poster girl for freedom of expression

Pakistani actress Veena Malik and her husband had been sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for telecasting a blasphemous programme. #ThatsJustWrong #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Indian media #Bigg Boss #Blasphemy #Veena Malik #Geo TV #Freedom of Expression #Pakistani media #Pakistani actor #Pakistani TV
Need greater academic freedom in universities Iran prez Rouhani

Oct 07, 2014

Need greater academic freedom in universities Iran prez Rouhani

Rouhani promised to promote greater openness in the Islamic republic, but has run into fierce resistance from hard-liners in the government. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #sharia law #Tehran university #Freedom of Expression #Hassan Rouhani #Academic #Restriction in Iran
Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

Oct 07, 2014

Haider is not 'fair' but that is not a reason to boycott it

A film based on a play famous for the line Something is rotten in the state of Denmark cannot come out smelling like roses in Kashmir. #OnOurMind #CultureDecoder #Shahid Kapoor #Tabu #Vishal Bhardwaj #Freedom of Expression #Haider #Basharat Peer #BoycottHaider
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

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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