BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |21/01/2016
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are the states which registered the most free speech related cases in 2015.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN LAW AND POLICY |13/11/2015
From folk songs to Facebook comments, the charge of sedition is being generously applied.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |31/10/2015
The RTI Decade: Part III---RTI is proving to be a powerful tool for exposing wrongdoing but the backlog of applications and a gradual watering down of some of its provisions are weak areas. 
BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |21/10/2015
The RTI decade—I. The first of a three-part series on ten years of the Right to Information Act.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |07/10/2015
If the personal use of digital tools is a measure of conviction, many leading politicians today, including several cabinet ministers, would fall short.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |03/10/2015
Half the country’s CMs have no truck with websites, blogs or Twitter.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DEFAMATION |27/08/2015
Defamation cases against the media are being filed thick and fast in 2015, with the pace picking up as the year wears on.
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The New Indian Express  reports that the Puducherry government was holding talks with law experts to file a defamation case against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, according to the chief minister V Narayanasamy. He told reporters that she was  making baseless allegations against the government, and indirectly interfering with the ongoing CBI inquiry into the medical admission scam, through her social media posts.                        

The third murder of a journalist in the month of September  took place in Mohali in Punjab. Journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found murdered at their house in Mohali on September 23.  HT and Scroll report that he was found with his throat slit and his mother appeared to be strangulated.  The Punjab Police have set up a Special Investigation Team to look into their deaths.

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The Washington Post  is rolling out Talk  a new commenting system that will allow the paper to better engage with readers who comment on its stories and help promote civil conversations. The software was developed by the Coral Project, a collaboration between The Post, the NYT and Mozilla, funded by a grant from the  Knight Foundation. The Post will integrate Talk with ModBot, its AI-powered comment moderation technology.                                                                         

Propublica has built a  Facebook bot which is a tiny computer program that automatically converses with you over Facebook Messenger to determine you experiences with reporting hate speech on Facebook. Its says its objective is to learn more about Facebook’s secret censorship rules and what the social media determines is hate speech. (Nieman Lab)                                       
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