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Freedom Of Speech
India  /  Published 08.07.20

Freedom of speech cry by ex-officers

Nearly a hundred former civil servants — all of who have retired from top positions in the bureaucracy — have picked up cudgels for the citizens’ right to freedom of speech and disse...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

Stifling dissent is a step towards a police State

Holders of high office, unfortunately, can have the prickliest of skins. Even the mildest of rebukes elicit a nasty sting from these minders of august institutions. But the need to develop a thick ski...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 10.02.19

Silence of artists ‘hurts’, says Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar has expressed his “hurt” at the silence of the artists at a National Gallery of Modern Art event in Mumbai where he was interrupted on Friday for criticising the culture ministry’s ...
By Arnab Ganguly in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.19

Press freedom: Kashmiri papers show the way

The Indian State was never quite in love with journalists, but press freedom has been rather obviously endangered since 2014. One of the most difficult places in the country for journalists and newspa...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Justice Bobde's reassuring words on freedom of speech

It is easy to believe that the discussions and interpretations of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution in the Supreme Court are the mark of a dynamic democracy. That is not untrue, but...
By The Editorial Board in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Nuanced view on farm relief

Kaushik Basu, former chief economic adviser to the Government of India at the ministry of finance, was on Monday conferred with an honorary DLitt at Jadvpur University. In his address, the C. Marks Pr...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.20

Narrow lens: Kashmir and the need for internet access

In a landmark judgment earlier this year, which upheld the freedom of speech as well as the unrestricted right to expression, the Supreme Court had declared that access to the internet is a fundamenta...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

The danger of sustained attacks on the media

A blank page can, at times, speak a thousand words. In a rare moment of solidarity, rival newspaper publications in Australia agreed to run front pages that were designed to appear as if they had been...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

Fake news: A wire trap

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By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.02.19

Amol Palekar airs post-election misgivings

Actor-director Amol Palekar has voiced fears that the “march towards autocratic functioning and governance” will take several leaps forward if the Narendra Modi-led government is voted back to pow...
By Arnab Ganguly in Mumbai


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