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Apr 11, 2019
Bhobishyoter Bhoot — SC imposes Rs 20 lakh fine on West Bengal govt: 'Speech can't be silenced due to fear of mob'Bhobishyoter Bhoot met with an unfortunate fate when it was unceremoniously pulled out of multiple theatres after directions from Kolkata Joint Commissioner of Police who cited political law and order problem for the order
Feb 11, 2019
Amol Palekar's speech censored: Row highlights culture ministry's tightening grip on NGMA decision-makingAmol Palekar had the right to speak and need not have chosen another occasion to vent his anxieties regarding the growing grip of the Cultural Ministry in the affairs of the NGMA. However, what was the nature of the shows that these local artists advisory body used to present there?
Feb 10, 2019
NGMA Mumbai in censorship row over curtailing Amol Palekar's speech at exhibition openingAmol Palekar had been invited to speak at the opening of a retrospective of the artist Prabhakar Barwe's works at the NGMA Mumbai. During his speech, Palekar referred to recent developments at the NGMA that he found troubling.
Jan 31, 2019
Self-regulatory online content code may not serve interests of Indian consumers, creatorsSignatories of this self-regulatory code include major players like Netflix, Hotstar and Jio.
Jan 04, 2019
Govt plan to amend IT rules is blunt and can lead to over-censorship warns MozillaIt has also asserted that any regulatory intervention to this “complex issue” must be preceded by a wide-ranging and participatory discussion process.
Dec 28, 2018
The Accidental Prime Minister row: Rahul Gandhi and Congress in tough spot over free speech issueThe same Congress is now ignoring the 'freedom of speech' argument in the case of the upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister.
Dec 17, 2018
Regulating online intermediaries: We need to start focusing on user rightsAs a first step, regulators must consider the shortfalls within existing frameworks.
Nov 16, 2018
Most people cannot accept an artist who speaks up or questions authority, TM Krishna tells FirstpostIn the wake of his New Delhi concert being cancelled by the AAI (allegedly due to threats from right-wing groups) TM Krishna dwells on the role of art — and the artist — in a democracy
Nov 13, 2018
Twitter warns Pakistani rights activists over content flagged by the governmentTwitter lets users know when it receives a govt request to remove their content for violations of law.
Nov 11, 2018
Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people not governments which make nationMost Indians today believe that it is not only wrong to say certain things, but also that there should be no right to say them. Till we support restrictions on freedom of speech, true greatness will elude this nation, no matter how brilliant the individual at the helm may be.