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Tamil Nadu water crisis: Madras HC asks govt to work with NGOs to conserve resource; says don't stop protests as they 'spread awareness'
India

Tamil Nadu water crisis: Madras HC asks govt to work with NGOs to conserve resource; says don't stop protests as they 'spread awareness'

The Madras High Court has said that the Tamil Nadu government should work with organisations interested in conservation of water bodies and should allow protests highlighting the crucial issue.

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech
India

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech

Today, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.

Editors Guild of India calls Rajasthan ordinance protecting babus, judges from scrutiny 'an instrument to harass media'
India

Editors Guild of India calls Rajasthan ordinance protecting babus, judges from scrutiny 'an instrument to harass media'

The Editor Guild of India on Sunday expressed concerns over Rajasthan government's decision to bring a law protecting, both serving and former judges, magistrates and bureaucrats in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction.

Suprateek Chatterjee fired for wishing Modi's death on Twitter: Media espousing violence is a dangerous trend
India

Suprateek Chatterjee fired for wishing Modi's death on Twitter: Media espousing violence is a dangerous trend

Having been the editor of seven newspapers in India and abroad these past 46 years I would gladly submit that I would have had no hesitation in banning columnist Suprateek Chatterjee for his tweets indicating his delight in case someone killed Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Right to privacy debate highlights: Petitioners complete arguments, SC to hear from Centre on Tuesday
India

Right to privacy debate highlights: Petitioners complete arguments, SC to hear from Centre on Tuesday

Right to privacy cannot be an absolute right and the state may have some power to put reasonable restriction, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday

Critique in caricature: Is political cartooning a dying art, or is there hope for its future?
Life

Critique in caricature: Is political cartooning a dying art, or is there hope for its future?

Amid a generation growing up on memes and gifs, have staff cuts and dwindling freelance budgets sentenced political cartoons to a decline?

Ramjas College row: Pranab Mukherjee calls for 'space for legitimate criticism and dissent'
India

Ramjas College row: Pranab Mukherjee calls for 'space for legitimate criticism and dissent'

As campuses are in the midst of a debate on sedition, freedom of speech and expression, president Pranab Mukherjee made a few references to the importance of tolerance.

JNU row: One year on, whether or not pro-Afzal Guru protest was 'doctored', agitation has left many bitter
Politics

JNU row: One year on, whether or not pro-Afzal Guru protest was 'doctored', agitation has left many bitter

An evening gathering that culminates into an ugly scene where the very idea of India was challenged and cursed several times was definitely not a pleasant spectacle for a large number of students, teachers and passers-by.

Supreme Court's National Anthem order: Is it law, asks legal expert in blog post
India

Supreme Court's National Anthem order: Is it law, asks legal expert in blog post

The Supreme Court's Wednesday order that all cinema theatres should play the National Anthem before a movie is screened has come under immense criticism.

Free media strength of democracy, but self-regulation important: Venkaiah Naidu
India

Free media strength of democracy, but self-regulation important: Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu said that while there are concerns about the unregulated content on social media, he emphasised that regulation was unlikely to bring any positive results.

Ashoka University embroiled in free speech debate: Two staff members quit after signing Kashmir petition
India

Ashoka University embroiled in free speech debate: Two staff members quit after signing Kashmir petition

Ashoka University in Sonepat has allegedly prompted resignation of two of its staff members, who had signed on a petition asking for plebiscite and demilitarization in Kashmir.

Decriminalising defamation: Proposed bill backing free speech may impact how politicians work
India

Decriminalising defamation: Proposed bill backing free speech may impact how politicians work

This bill will have important implications for members of the political class who are likely to face criminal defamation from their political opponents

Nationalism being questioned in the name of freedom of expression: Amit Shah
Politics

Nationalism being questioned in the name of freedom of expression: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said nationalism was being questioned in the name of freedom of expression and "propaganda".

Udta Punjab, Nihalani, Nehru and the case for less censorship in a democracy
Entertainment

Udta Punjab, Nihalani, Nehru and the case for less censorship in a democracy

What has escaped attention during the boiling outrage over Udta Punjab is the bizarre state of film censorship in India.

Firstpost podcast: Artist hits out at Facebook for deleting Afzal Guru cartoon, says he depicts people's pain
Life

Firstpost podcast: Artist hits out at Facebook for deleting Afzal Guru cartoon, says he depicts people's pain

Mir Suhail Qadiri, a Kashmiri artist, talks to Firstpost about how Facebook removed a cartoon on Afzal Guru he had posted on the social media website.

Shiv Sena's condemnation of Kalburgi's killing: A sign of intellectual churn?
Politics

Shiv Sena's condemnation of Kalburgi's killing: A sign of intellectual churn?

Just the bewildering happenstance of the Shiv Sena defending freedom of expression would have been a valid reason to wonder if the Maharashtra tiger has turned into the proverbial cat on a pilgrimage after devouring nine hundred rats, probably from non-Hindu, non-Maratha households.

The girl who saved freedom of speech: Meet 24-year-old student Shreya Singhal
India

The girl who saved freedom of speech: Meet 24-year-old student Shreya Singhal

Here is all you need to know about Shreya Singhal, the 24-year-old girl who was the first to petition against the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act.

#JeSuisCharlie? No I'm not really Charlie Hebdo; Here's why
World

#JeSuisCharlie? No I'm not really Charlie Hebdo; Here's why

The trending hashtags #JeSuisCharlie and #IAmCharlie do not mean the world supports freedom of speech and expression.

China: Crackdown on activists continue, two rights lawyers detained
World

China: Crackdown on activists continue, two rights lawyers detained

Tang Jingling, a prominent lawyer known for his work in cases involving land grabs, counterfeit vaccinations and petitioners protesting corruption was arrested on Friday

Turkey: Access to Twitter remains blocked despite court ruling
World

Turkey: Access to Twitter remains blocked despite court ruling

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled late Wednesday that the two-week-old ban violates the right to free expression and demanded that access be restored.