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Aug 13, 2018
Cartoonist Satish Acharya cuts ties with Mail Today alleging censorship; editor Dwaipayan Bose rejects claim as baselessAn editorial decision of carrying a photo, instead of a cartoon has gone viral on social media which also raises a debate on the concept of independent or free media in India. Cartoonist Satish Acharya has alleged that his editor at Mail Today Dwaipayan Bose rejected a cartoon which was about how China is surrounding India by spreading influence in countries like Maldives and others.
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
Aug 07, 2018
Shashi Tharoor introduces Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill seeking to remove 'outdated provisions'Shashi Tharoor has introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha to strengthen the notion of artistic freedom and do away with feudal provisions hampering it.
Aug 01, 2018
Facebook removes hundreds of offensive posts under Germany's hate-speech lawThe social network received 1,704 complaints under the law, known in Germany as NetzDG, removing 362 posts.
Jul 17, 2018
Chinese woman detained after tossing ink on Xi Jinping poster; activists accuse authorities of suppressing freedom of speechThe woman, who has been identified by activists as 28-year-old Dong Yaoqiong, went live on Twitter on 4 July in a video in which she accused the ruling Communist Party of employing "oppressive brain control".
Apr 06, 2018
Karnataka Election 2018: Lingayats will teach Congress and Siddaramaiah lesson of a lifetime, says BS Yeddyurappa'BJP has never used religion or caste to win elections. We believe in nationalism. For us, everyone is a proud child of Mother India," says BS Yeddyurappa, BJP's chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Karnataka
Apr 03, 2018
Malaysia approves six years' imprisonment for fake news; law applicable even for foreign journalists defaming MalaysiansMalaysia, on Monday, approved a law against “fake news” that would allow for prison of up to six years for offenders, shrugging off critics who say it was aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a general election
Jan 18, 2018
SC lifts ban on Padmaavat: High time states step up to protect freedom of speech, fringe must not be catered toIf one person commits violence, it's a crime, but if you gather a group of people to commit violence in the name of being offended then you've got a social movement. It sounds absurd, but that seems to be the case in India right now. The Supreme Court today stayed a ban imposed on the film Padmaavat by the Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments. The states banned the film citing certain groups had threatened law and order problems.
Jan 11, 2018
SC did right by not upholding defamation charges against media: Press can't be harassed to have scams buriedDefamation is a criminal offence punishable with two years' imprisonment and fine, but given that the press has to reproduce allegations or information as it's being received, it cannot at all times be able to verify all the information it publishes.
Jan 09, 2018
SC refuses to take up defamation case against Rajdeep Sardesai, IBN-7, says freedom of speech, tolerance must in a democracyThe Supreme Court refused to revive a defamation case against senior TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and other journalists of a Hindi channel (IBN-7).