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27 women journalists detained and held in appalling conditions

ORGANISATIONRSF_enAs the world marks International Women’s Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that 27 women journalists are currently detained around the world. Some are being held in inhuman conditions. Some have been the victims of torture and sexual harassment…. Continue Reading →

India – 2,799 URLs blocked by the Government in 2018

‘Website Not Found’ Pop-ups Leave Net Activists Fuming Free Net advocates say govt has withheld info on list of blocked sites; MeitY says no site blocked arbitrarily Tushar.Kaushik@timesgroup.com Bengalur Internet activists are concerned over what they term as rising instances… Continue Reading →

Amol Palekar snubbed after critical speech at government event

Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar said he was hurt at being interrupted by members of the NGMA during his speech and that no member of the audience spoke up for him at a Mumbai event. I Prachi Bari and Vanita SrivastavaHindustan… Continue Reading →

Indian Army Chief Asserts Homosexuality Is Not Allowed In The Forces & We Can’t Understand Why

Robin Wood Even though 2018 was marked as the year of love when the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and made it possible for everyone to chose and live by the sexual orientation of their choice, we still have archaic waves… Continue Reading →

Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’

GLOBAL JUSTICE How to Think About Empire Boston Review speaks with Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’ ARUNDHATI ROY, AVNI SEJPAL In her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), Arundhati Roy asks, “What is the acceptable… Continue Reading →

‘If the voice of the Fourth Estate is stifled … India will become a Nazi state’

Rachna Burman The Madras High Court has, last month, made a strong case in favour of freedom of the press and media, noting that unless functions of the Fourth Estate are safeguarded, India may well become a Nazi State. Justice… Continue Reading →

Police Continue To Make Arrests Using ‘Unconstitutional’ Section 66A of IT Act, Struck Down By SC 3 Years Ago

Charu Bahri December 3, 2018 Mount Abu: On March 20, 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court accorded the status of living human entity to the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The same day, Zakir Ali Tyagi, an 18-year-old from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh posted… Continue Reading →

Sarkar controversy: Madras HC acceding to AIADMK’s demands will be a blow to #FOE

Gita Aravamudan Movies these days always seem to end up “hurting the sentiments” of one group or another. And the Tamil film Sarkar was no exception. This time it was the followers of the ruling AIADMK who got upset because they felt… Continue Reading →

TM Krishna concert organisers face threat #FOE

View on page twitter facebook   Mysuru: Organisers of a TM Krishna event in the city have received threats against hosting the Carnatic vocalist to uphold “dharma” and the honour of “shastriya” music. Krishna, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee, has received… Continue Reading →

Threatened, young Bangladeshi blogger forced to flee to Kolkata #FOE

  Kolkata: At 21, Md Sazzadul Hoque seems to have been abandoned by everybody he ever cared for. His family, in Bangladesh’s Chittagong, has stopped supporting him and Hoque has been expelled from his college in Dhaka. For the last one-and-a-half years,… Continue Reading →

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