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The Kerala government on Wednesday repealed a new penal provision against “publishing or disseminating” offensive content, bowing to widespread criticism of a four-day-old law that had bee...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

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.20

A fatwa on free speech

There is something frighteningly familiar in the unfortunate developments in France around free speech. The principles of the French Republic are invoked on the issue of free speech, quite often by em...
By Amir Ali

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.20

A raw nerve: Free speech in the United Sates

An acquaintance came to me a few weeks ago with the rough draft of a letter about free speech and asked me to sign. I declined, in part because it denounced ‘cancel culture’. As I wrote in...
By Michelle Goldberg

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.20

Brew more

Sir — The department of agriculture in the United States of America has predicted that global coffee consumption is set to fall for the first time since 2011. Cafes, which account for 25 per cen...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 18.10.19

Zuckerberg on free speech and FB

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy 'even if it goes against our standards.' But while he promoted free e...
By AP in Washington


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