Freedom Of Expression
World  /  Published 18.10.20

Paris attack suspect was never on radar

The teenager identified by prosecutors as Abdoulakh A. lived with his family and had never appeared on the radar of French intelligence agencies. But he propelled himself into their sights in horrific...
By Reuters in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.20

Better safe than sorry

Sir — While the Supreme Court accepted the right to peacefully protest against a legislation, it also made it absolutely clear that protests in public places for an indefinite period of time are...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 23.08.20

Bhushan: campus assignment on case

A Patna college has set its students an assignment to read, research and comment on the Supreme Court’s contempt conviction of advocate Prashant Bhushan, reflecting how the issue has found reson...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Freedom of expression is crucial to democracy

Laws are pivotal to society. They are necessary instruments to establish order and authority. But in the hands of authoritarian governments, legislations are often misused to deny people their rights....
By The Editorial Board in

Arts  /  Published 10.11.18

C in CBFC is for certification, not censorship

By Paromita Kar in


Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Some say I have a nuisance value: Swara Bhasker

Actors, more often than not, talk to the media when they have to promote a soon-to-be-released film or when they are endorsing a brand. Ask them about an issue with political undertones or social conc...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Redefining freedom, equality, and harmony

Words evolve, but evolution does not mean full-scale distortion, or an inversion of substance. But such inversion is indispensable to the majoritarian rhetoric with which Indians have grown familiar. ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 14.04.20

Shock at media attack

Over 3,500 jurists, academics, actors, artists, writers and people from other walks of life in India and abroad have endorsed a statement expressing shock at the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.19

Internet access is a fundamental human right

Even a single source of light can provide enough illumination to pierce through darkness. This was evident in the recent verdict of the Kerala High Court, which ruled that internet access is a fundame...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.19

The law as a weapon of intimidation

Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the conviction and contempt proceedings against the editor of Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim, and its publisher, Shobha Chaudhuri, those concerned about freedom ...
By The Editorial Board in


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