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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
Facebook removes Kashmiri artist's cartoon post on Afzal Guru

Feb 09, 2016

Facebook removes Kashmiri artist's cartoon post on Afzal Guru

A Kashmiri artist on Tuesday alleged that Facebook removed a cartoon he had posted marking the third death anniversary of Afzal Guru. #facebook #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Afzal Guru #Freedom of Speech #Parliament attack #Cartoon #Shareworthy #Mir Suhail Qadiri
Non-surprising story of the day: Freedom of speech has its boundaries, says Chinese daily

Dec 23, 2015

Non-surprising story of the day: Freedom of speech has its boundaries, says Chinese daily

Freedom of speech has its boundaries, including on the internet, a state-run Chinese daily said on Wednesday following a court verdict on a Chinese human rights lawyer. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Global Times #Pu Zhiqiang #Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court
No country for opinions: Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts

Dec 14, 2015

No country for opinions: Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts

Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts. He has been critical of the government's policies in the ethnic Muslim region of Xinjiang. #China #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Communism #Pu Zhiqiang #Shareworthy #opinions