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Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

Sep 27, 2016

Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

A prominent local journalist who helped organise a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest. #United States #NewsTracker #journalist #Nepal #Freedom of Speech #Kathmandu #Press Freedom #Free Press #Kunda Dixit
Is Ambedkar University going the JNU way? Kashmir, Bastar issues flare up campus politics

Sep 07, 2016

Is Ambedkar University going the JNU way? Kashmir, Bastar issues flare up campus politics

Graffiti on the Kashmir, Bastar issue triggered a debate in the Ambedkar University in Delhi recently, when the authorities scraped off some of the artwork. #JNU #Graffiti #ConnectTheDots #Sedition #Freedom of Speech #Bastar #Ambedkar University #Kanhaiya Kumar
Perumal Murugan in first interview after Madras HC ruling: 'I am thinking of slowly writing again'

Aug 22, 2016

Perumal Murugan in first interview after Madras HC ruling: 'I am thinking of slowly writing again'

In his first interview after the 6 July 2016 Madras High Court ruling that quashed criminal proceedings against him, writer Perumal Murugan has talked about the controversy around his novel Madhorubagan, his self-imposed exile from writing and more #Freedom of Speech #Madras High Court #Perumal Murugan #Madhorubagan #Shareworthy #Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul #Pyre #One Part Woman #Taml literature #Madras High court ruling
69 years of Independence: How India has evolved over time

Aug 15, 2016

69 years of Independence: How India has evolved over time

In terms of global political power, India has become strategic for both the USA as well as the developing countries #UPA #Poverty #BRICs #Freedom of Speech #parliament #G20 #G7 #Independence Day #NDA #MGNREGA #Constitution #Colonialism #economic speher
Kashmir unrest: Newspapers fail to hit the stands for 6th consecutive day

Jul 20, 2016

Kashmir unrest: Newspapers fail to hit the stands for 6th consecutive day

Local newspapers in curfew-bound Kashmir Valley failed to hit the stands for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, even as the state government said there were no restrictions on their printing and publishing. #Kashmir #Freedom of Speech #Press #Srinagar #Curfew #Burhan Wani #Amitabh Mattoo
Gujarat court refuses to ban a book mocking PM Modi citing violation of free speech

Jun 29, 2016

Gujarat court refuses to ban a book mocking PM Modi citing violation of free speech

A court here has dismissed a suit seeking a ban on the sale of a Gujarati book in which the author has allegedly mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Fekuji Have Dilli Ma #Book on Narendra Modi #Fekuji is in Delhi now #Narsinh Solanki
Keep mum, stay safe: Former Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting President Erdogan

May 31, 2016

Keep mum, stay safe: Former Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting President Erdogan

A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Turkey #Shareworthy #Turkey President #Miss Turkey
Press Club of India condemns killing of two journalists, demands strict action against culprits

May 14, 2016

Press Club of India condemns killing of two journalists, demands strict action against culprits

The PCI condemned the brutal murder of two media persons in Bihar and Jharkhand, while demanding action against the culprits. #India #NewsTracker #journalist #Freedom of Speech #bIhar #Jharkhand #PCI #Siwan #Hindustan #Press Club of India #Journalist killings
Business tycoon in China jailed for a year after publicly criticising President Xi

May 02, 2016

Business tycoon in China jailed for a year after publicly criticising President Xi

Chinese tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been slapped with one-year imprisonment for criticising President Xi Jinping's comments regarding the country's media. #World #China #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Communist Party of China #Xi Jinping #Chinese media #Chinese tycoon
Attacks against scribes increased by 22 percent in 2015: Mexican press rights group

Mar 17, 2016

Attacks against scribes increased by 22 percent in 2015: Mexican press rights group

Attacks against journalists increased by nearly 22 percent in Mexico last year, with eight media workers killed and nearly 400 assaulted, a press rights group said Thursday. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Mexico #Mexican journalists