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Opinion  /  Published 26.05.21

Editorial: New target

Is Big Tech finally standing up to authoritarian regimes? The latest confrontation between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Delhi and Twitter has fuelled such a speculation. In a rather du...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.21

Editorial: All quiet

Silence is desirable, silencing is best. The present Indian government has always loved this principle and now, as the country tries to fight a second wave of Covid-19 infections without enough oxygen...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.20

Quick call: Contact-tracing and privacy

The urgent need to conduct contact-tracing to slow the spread of the Covid-19 infection has brought out strange ironies. In both Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, the governments have chosen to allow the scru...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

A case for truth to save media freedom

For some years now, the growing challenge to journalism has come from the increasing use of predictable laws. These are the Sections relating to sedition and criminal defamation in the Indian Penal Co...
By in

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North East  /  Published 22.02.19

Rohingya getting help to settle in Assam, alleges minister Sarma

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday alleged that vested interests were helping Rohingya refugees to settle in Assam.Sharing statistics of Rohingya detected in the state from 2009 to 2019, Sar...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

India  /  Published 14.01.19

SC gives Centre 6 weeks to reply to notice on PIL against 'snooping'

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system and sought a respon...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.01.19

SC jail threat for officials posting 'objectionable' material

The Supreme Court on Monday threatened to jail any official responsible for the continued prosecution and harassment of people under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which the court had ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.20

Privacy and hunt for the code

The DNA technology (use and application) regulation bill and the personal data protection bill are under consideration by two separate parliamentary committees. It is necessary to discuss the nature o...
By Mandira Narain and Nupur Chowdhury in

India  /  Published 14.01.19

SC notice to Centre on snoop order petitions

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Union government on a batch of pleas challenging its recent gazette notification authorising some central agencies to “intercept, monitor and decrypt...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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