Free Speech
World  /  Published 28.06.22

G7: 'Will protect free speech'

Leaders of the powerful G7 grouping and its five partner countries, including India, have said that they are committed to open public debate and the free flow of information online and offline while g...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Elmau (Germany)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.22

'Declined Pegasus'

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that her government had received an offer to purchase the Pegasus spyware three years ago but she declined it because of her commitment to the right to...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 03.02.22

Pope's speech 'stalled'

A man interrupted Pope Francis’s general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, shouting, “This is not the Church of God!”, in English and waving a medical mask he had removed from hi...
By Reuters in Vatican City

World  /  Published 30.01.22

Mitchell to follow Neil Young out of Spotify

Joni Mitchell said on Friday that she would remove her music from Spotify,  joining Neil Young in his protest against the streaming service over its role in giving a platform to Covid-19 vaccine ...
By Ben Sisario in New York

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.21

The case for free speech

The contest between freedom of speech and ‘reasonable restrictions’ on it is a mature one. The dilemma of liberal democratic societies lies in their ambition to strike a balance between fr...
By Anita Tagore


India  /  Published 31.05.21

SC to examine sedition law

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine the interpretation of sedition law, particularly in the light of media rights and free speech, as it gave protection to Telugu news channels -- TV5 and...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.21

Free the mind: assault against free speech

The assault against free speech is now a global phenomenon. India, in spite of its democratic roots, is, unfortunately, not an exception to this regression. The causes of this assault vary among count...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 11.01.21

Free speech tall claim in the US

When Simon & Schuster cancelled its plans this week to publish Senator Josh Hawley’s book, he called the action “a direct assault” on the First Amendment to the US Constitution t...
By Adam Liptak in Washington

India  /  Published 26.11.20

Kerala repeals law against free speech

The Kerala government on Wednesday repealed a new penal provision against “publishing or disseminating” offensive content, bowing to widespread criticism of a four-day-old law that had bee...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Kerala: free speech boot on hold

The Kerala government on Monday put on hold a new penal provision against “publishing or disseminating” offensive content after it provoked a backlash, with even Left supporters condemning...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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