Will journalism of the kind that published the Radia tapes, involving private conversations between private individuals, be precluded by a possible data protection law?
A Scroll report that patients will stop treatment revealed a lack of understanding and objectivity, adding to the misinformation.
The FCAT is doing a good job of overruling the CBFC’s bizarre diktats but it could be less arbitrary about its own orders
The Supreme Court’s shaky jurisprudence on Article 19 (1)(a) has provided a foundation for the legislature to push for more restrictions on free speech.
The new hate speech provisions will apply only when likely to incite an offence or threaten public order. But making them cognizable is a cause for worry,
In two cases involving CNN IBN-Cobrapost and the ToI, the judiciary took 10 and 20 years respectively to decide cases of civil and criminal defamation.
Increasingly, MPs are summoning journalists to defend stories they consider false or defamatory. The list is getting quite long.
While the wire reports claimed that the government has “frozen” the bank accounts of all the 2.09 lakh companies, the PIB press release did not use the word “frozen” even once.
…the problem for journalists is that it can be used against them when public figures and celebrities want to stop media scrutiny
Its been a colourful history over seven decades of free speech rights being upheld and diluted in turn, as courts struggled with challenges.
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News18 reports  hat The JNU administration has asked student activist Shehla Rashid to appear for a proctoral inquiry over her claims on Twitter about "Internet censorship" on the campus. Rashid, a former JNU students' union vice president, had tweeted on November 11 that students were unable to access content from AIB, The Wire, NDTV, and YouTube videos related to student movements, and that certain keyword searches related to Mamata Bannerjee, Rahul Gandhi, and others were censored.  Rashid has said she will not appear for the enquiry since the JNU administration has no jurisdiction over her tweets.

Journalists in Bastar were abuzz with news of a pamphlet circulated purportedly by a Maoist group that they would face 'dire consequences' if they misreported encounters in Bijapur district. Last week however the Bijapur press club received a pamphlet from  the South Bastar Divisional Committee of the Maoists which said the news is fake and a 'conspiracy of vigilante groups like Agni, security forces and government'.                 
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