Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicFreedom of expression

Topic: freedom of expression

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.

Editors in Modi’s India have two choices — speak up or give in to intellectual slavery

The press, which is the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, is not given the same status as the other three pillars today. Journalists have to make their choice.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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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