Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicFree speech

Topic: free speech

Manish Sisodia orders withdrawal of action against student for remarks on Arvind Kejriwal

A fine of Rs 5,000 had been imposed on Neha, a final year student of Ambedkar University, last week for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Arvind Kejriwal last year.

Right to free speech is democracy’s precious gift, but not when it stifles others’ voices

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Supreme Court giving Sudarshan News case a constitutional colour is curious

The facts of the case are so cut-and-dried that Supreme Court's constitutional question about seeking a balance between free speech and right to equality doesn’t arise.

Facebook’s reluctance to take down problem posts must force India towards co-regulation

Guidelines of Twitter and Facebook have drawbacks because they do not apply universally and are determined by platforms themselves.

Congress attack on Arnab has a Nehru legacy. Curb on free speech is built into party’s DNA

Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami had questioned Sonia Gandhi's silence on Palghar lynching. What followed is a reminder of what Congress has practised for years.

Arnab Goswami vs Congress: Drama for TV ratings or attack on free speech?

Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami has been granted protection by the SC for three weeks from any “coercive action” by the police in relation to FIRs filed against him.

Authoritarian streak among Indians on the rise and it’s helping BJP’s hard Right turn

Even globally, Indians demonstrate a lower commitment to democratic principles than people in other major countries, as per opinion polls.

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.

Facebook needs to understand the dangers of handing a megaphone to 2.7 billion people

Mark Zuckerberg's defence of how Facebook is essential to free expression doesn't mean much if it can’t identify or stamp out the worst abuses that come from it.

Is #MeToo casting a shadow on sexual pleasure?

Bodies and sexual pleasures have always been entangled in public, moralising discourses.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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