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Sep 25, 2019
Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campusNearly a week after Union minister Babul Supriyo was heckled at Jadavpur University by Left-leaning students, the varsity authorities on Wednesday appealed to 'all stakeholders' to ensure no one is stopped from exercising their right to free speech on campus
Jun 11, 2019
Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speechToday, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.
May 14, 2019
SC's demand for apology, arrest of BJP worker shows how Section 66A of IT Act continues to haunt free speech despite being struck downWhile Priyanka Sharma has been released and the Supreme Court waived the condition of apology, the fact that she was asked to apologise in the first place raises the question if Section 66A is still in existence
May 06, 2019
Bombay HC denies Lodha Group's request for injunction in defamation case: Verdict is victory for free speech on online platformsThe Bombay High Court, in a judgment delivered last week, rejected Lodha Developer’s request for an injunction to restrain an online citizen journalist.
Apr 22, 2019
TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issuePUBG and TikTok are just examples of new, immersive and disruptive activities in a rapidly evolving technological age. There are a variety of others on the horizon, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and driverless cars.
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.