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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.
Nov 04, 2018
ABVP targets Ramachandra Guha over AU stint: It's worrying that this government tolerates intoleranceThe worrying thing is that ABVP was allowed to dictate terms surrounding Ramchandra Guha's appointment with no resistance from the government. We can make all the noise we want to about being a tolerant society but the reality is in front of us.
Oct 18, 2018
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits that platform causes creation of filter bubblesOn the topic of filter bubbles, Dorsey agreed that Twitter contributed to filter bubbles and that was wrong on its part.
Oct 07, 2018
Arun Jaitley on Section 377 verdict: 'Disagree with Supreme Court's reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech'Arun Jaitley said he did not agree with the portion of the historic Supreme Court judgment decriminalising consensual gay sex that called sexuality a part of free speech
Sep 14, 2018
Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speechThe problem of hate speech is compounded when propagated by members of the press. This is because unlike the situation where the person making the hate speech is a politician or an ordinary citizen/internet user, the media is expected to be comparatively neutral while reporting events.
Aug 30, 2018
In India, letting online hate speech go unpunished, unchallenged has real and violent repercussionsViolence perpetrated and condoned by the majority, fuelled by the spread of right-wing populism in the digital age, has posed a complex challenge to India’s social fabric: one that is premised on the nation’s intrinsic, national values of tolerance and diversity.
Aug 28, 2018
Punjab's proposed amendment to blasphemy law Section 295 AA: Amarinder's move arms religious fanatics against free speechThe Punjab government's proposed decision to amend Section 295 AA, a law which makes acts of sacrilege against the holy books — Guru Granth Sahib, Gita, Quran, Bible — of major religions punishable with life imprisonment, is expected to cause quite an uproar as the bill will be tabled in Punjab assembly on Tuesday.
Aug 09, 2018
Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringentMeesha book controversy: Calls for ban on books violating the right to freedom of speech and expression and the court, in deciding whether a prohibition on a book is justified, must balance free speech with public interest