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Press Freedom
Opinion  /  Published 20.11.20

Two faces: Manipulating press freedom

When the Supreme Court nudged the Centre to exercise its powers under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act to rein in rogue television channels disseminating objectionable content, it appear...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.20

Heal the fourth estate

The media is a critical public institution that facilitates discursive interactions in a democracy. As the fourth estate, it is central to democratic resilience in India. However, given the contempora...
By Anita Tagore in

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.20

For journalistic freedom in India

The dawn of the post-truth era has forced journalism of every conceivable form to confront several pertinent questions. Should, for instance, the goal of the media be limited to disseminating informat...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.20

The hour of reflection

Pakistan may have extended the lockdown, but restrictions were eased in mid-April. Some industries were allowed to open in order to generate economic activity while permission was also granted to mosq...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

J&K internet curbs vs press freedom

At first reading, the recent judgment by the Supreme Court on the call by Anuradha Bhasin, the editor of Kashmir Times, who demanded the restoration of the internet in Jammu and Kashmir and inter alia...
By Sanjoy Hazarika and Venkatesh Nayak in

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The media's right to be critical of the government

New India has been failing consistently when it comes to augmenting the vision of the founders of the Constitution. Some of the pivotal foundational values of the Republic — pluralism and equality c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.19

We need to treat women's equality as a political issue

If there is one thing that India has maintained, especially in the past few years, it is its consistent slide on important indices. It has already performed dismally on a number of indices, such as th...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Against surveys that paint 'bad picture' of freedom of press: BJP

Asserting that the media enjoys absolute freedom in India, Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'we will expose' those surveys that tend to portray a 'bad picture' ab...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.20

On all fours: The press freedom

Consistency need not be a virtue at all times. Take the case of India’s consistently poor performance when it comes to upholding the freedom of the press in recent years. This year, India has been r...
By The Editorial Board in


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