The former apex court judge criticised the "weaponising" of the sedition laws, "abuse" of prohibitory orders and blanket shutdown of the internet
In Sudarshan TV case, SC says 'extremely concerned' with balancing dignity, free speech; next hearing on 23 Sept
In a two-hour hearing, the bench said constitutional values and human dignity need to be protected but the court cannot “become the enforcers of programme code”
Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.
Section 2(1)(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act is unconstitutional, violates the freedom of speech and is 'incurably vague', said the petition
SC's actions in Prashant Bhushan, Twitter case show court as vehicle for administration, not dispenser of justice
If Twitter has an obligation to unilaterally take down tweets without an order, then the SC must not just state the source of this obligation but also spell out when this obligation is activated
Weiss’ observations hold true for most self-proclaimed ‘liberal’ newsrooms across the world.
To be a feminist atheist in India: Hate-filled and violent responses make even the act of offering solidarity fraught
Many Feminist Atheist Women navigate life and work by keeping our opinions on religion largely to ourselves unless we have the assurance of a safe space.
The clip can be found online and, quite frankly, is really funny because it makes fun of a government that’s spending, what many taxpayers consider a lot of money, building a memorial for Shivaji. The clip in no way even hints at a joke about the man, only makes fun of the jingoism of his followers.
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions
The resignation by the four authors comes in light of the renewed criticism that JK Rowling had garnered after she wrote an essay in an attempt to explain her views on the transgender community which had previously earned her tremendous backlash on social media.
India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'
Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) attributed India's decline on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 to 'pressure on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government's line'
Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for
A technology lawyer explains how and when internet shutdowns are enforced by state governments.
Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter demanding that the social media platform restore his account and 'provide a public apology for damaging his reputation'.
Twitter refuses to restore Sanjay Hegde's account; will take social media giant to court, says SC advocate
Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde's Twitter account had been suspended twice last week, first for his cover image and then for a 2017 tweet.
Zuckerberg said that Facebook had introduced transformative avenues for speech that should not be shut down.
TikTok is also accused of being used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content.
Week after students heckle Babul Supriyo, Jadavpur University calls upon 'stakeholders' to ensure free speech on campus
Nearly 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
Aadhaar-social media account linking could result in creation of a surveillance state, deprive fundamental right to privacy
It is without question that a solution is required, but it is increasingly worrying as the solutions move toward deprivation of fundamental rights and the first steps towards a possible surveillance state.
Jammu and Kashmir Police books two from Rajouri for provocative Facebook posts; case filed for promoting enmity
The police booked two men in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday for their "sensitive" posts on social media platform Facebook, thereby emerging as a threat to public order