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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
Chanting 'Bharat mata ki jai' is my right: Javed Akhtar in impassioned retirement speech in Rajya Sabha

Mar 16, 2016

Chanting 'Bharat mata ki jai' is my right: Javed Akhtar in impassioned retirement speech in Rajya Sabha

Retiring as Rajya Sabha member, noted film personality Javed Akhtar said on Tuesday that "adjournaments" and "polarisation" will not take the country forward. He pleaded with the Opposition and the government to work together without thinking about the next elections. Taking a break from the usual uproar, the different political parties in the Upper House, were seen cheering Akhtar, unanimously. #GDP #Pakistan #Rajya Sabha #TheySaidIt #Javed Akhtar #Freedom of Speech #Nationalism #Opposition #Owaisi #extremists #AIMIM #Shareworthy #Bharat Mata Ki Jai #retirement speech
Clooney's heading to India, but not George: Human rights lawyer Amal to discuss freedom of expression on 18 March

Mar 16, 2016

Clooney's heading to India, but not George: Human rights lawyer Amal to discuss freedom of expression on 18 March

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, married to Hollywood icon George Clooney, is slated to visit India this week to speak at a conclave in Delhi. She looks forward to her trip to India and is eager to initiate a dialogue on human rights and freedom of expression in the country, according to reports. #NewsTracker #Hollywood #Sanjay Dutt #Javed Akhtar #Freedom of Speech #Abhinav Bindra #Human Rights #George Clooney #Mary Kom #Gopichand #India Today Conclave #Amal Clooney #Varun Grover #Shareworthy
Defiance on campus: ABVP rebels burn Manusmriti copy despite university admin denying permission

Mar 09, 2016

Defiance on campus: ABVP rebels burn Manusmriti copy despite university admin denying permission

ABVP) rebels who left the RSS' student outfit citing differences over its handling of the JNU row, today burnt a copy of the ancient legal text Manusmriti despite the varsity administration denying permission for the same. #India #JNU #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #ABVP #Intolerance #university #Manusmriti #Kanhaiya Kumar #JNU row
One wants Kanhaiya's tongue, another wants him dead: Free speech is fine, as long as it's applicable to everyone

Mar 08, 2016

One wants Kanhaiya's tongue, another wants him dead: Free speech is fine, as long as it's applicable to everyone

The true test of a democracy’s character is a person who is able to say the most offensive and distasteful things while maintaining order while he does so #JNU #InMyOpinion #Sedition #Freedom of Speech #Charlie Hebdo #Juvenile Justice Act #MF Hussain #Kanhaiya Kumar #Kuldeep Varshnay
'Intolerant', 'anti-national': Indian liberalism is now all about calling others illiberal

Feb 28, 2016

'Intolerant', 'anti-national': Indian liberalism is now all about calling others illiberal

Indian liberalism has become about terming others as illiberal and not about fighting for the rights of an individual. #India #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #CriticalPoint #Freedom of Speech #PM Narendra Modi #JNU row #Indian liberalism
We have been much too tolerant of intolerance: Amartya Sen

Feb 13, 2016

We have been much too tolerant of intolerance: Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen said that religion could be used in many different ways and when it was used to silence people because of their faith or no faith, it then clearly violated one’s fundamental right to Freedom of Speech. #Amartya Sen #Freedom of Speech #Freedom of Expression #Intolerance Debate #The Argumentative Indian