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Feb 11, 2019
30 years after fatwa, author Salman Rushdie says he doesn't want to hide, admits 'things are fine now'Like a kind of reverse Valentine, Tehran renewed the fatwa year after year. Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection
Sep 30, 2018
'Rising tide of violence, surveillance': Freedom of expression severely deteriorated under Modi govt, says PEN InternationalIn a report on intolerance in India, PEN International has urged the government to amend laws that curb freedom of expression.
Oct 21, 2015
Will return award if Sahitya Akademi doesn't make a clear stand, says novelist Anita DesaiNoted novelist Anita Desai has said she will return her Sahitya Award if the Akademi does not make it clear that it is not a government body but an independent one that exists to defend free speech and the right to question and dissent.
Feb 14, 2014
The citizen has more freedom of expression than leaders: John Ralston SaulThe current president of PEN International spoke to Firstpost about the challenges and responsibilities of freedom of expression.