Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicFreedom of expression

Topic: freedom of expression

‘Social media, not big press, is where democracy will continue to thrive’, says ACJ chair

N. Ram, director of The Hindu Publishing Group, and Arun Ram, resident editor of The Times of India, Tamil Nadu editions, also spoke at Chennai event on freedom of expression.

Artistes from the subcontinent call for visa-free South Asia

Sapan, a coalition of individuals and organisations that works towards peace in South Asia, holds talks on the 'onslaught on art and freedom of expression' by 'authoritarian regimes'.

Slipping since 2014, India ranks 119 out of 165 in Human Freedom Index by US-Canada think tanks

Annual Human Freedom Index, by Cato Institute in US and Fraser Institute in Canada, has used 82 indicators to rate countries from 2008 to 2019.

Concerned about ‘potential threat to freedom of expression’ — Twitter on police visit, IT rules

Twitter is concerned about a rule that requires social media companies to appoint a compliance officer who would be held 'criminally liable' for content posted on the site.

‘Abuse of criminal process’: Bombay HC criticises Goa Police for filing FIR against art-rock band

In a hearing Friday, Bombay High Court quashed FIR against art-rock band Dastaan LIVE that accused band members of hurting the country's sentiments.

‘New India’ loathes diversity of thought, opinions and culture

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

Why India has slipped to ‘partly free’ category on freedom index & how countries are scored

In episode 696 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta analyses Freedom House's report card on democracy, political rights and civil liberties in India.

‘Influential people have to be responsible’ — why SC refused to quash anchor Amish Devgan FIRs

Court differentiates between free speech & hate speech, noting that cases against journalist Amish Devgan for insulting Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti need to be probed further.

Intellectual tolerance to differing opinions is crucial test of principles

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

Irony of ‘Naya Pakistan’, and new ad ‘guidelines’ after Tanishq controversy

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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