BY ANISHA SHETH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/07/2017
Internet shutdowns have risen from eight in Jan-July 2016 to 23 in 2017, with the string of shutdowns almost unbroken since April,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/07/2017
A fact-finding committee report on the February attack on a journalist in Chirala town confirms that the police acted against him, not his attackers.
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal’s decisions to overrule or concur with CBFC’s rulings to deny /grant certification are equally questionable
Although the judgment has declined to find newspaper managements guilty of contempt, it has settled 4 questions of law which will have far reaching implications for journalists and newspapers in India.
BY JILLIAN C. YORK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/06/2017
It is not only a diplomatic crisis, but a crisis for free expression in an already restrictive region.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/06/2017
All three films not permitted to be shown at the short film festival in Kerala which is currently under way, are now on YouTube. Did the GOI really feel threatened by these?
BY B P SANJAY| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |17/06/2017
The question is being asked amidst an overarching defense by the establishment: has any media person been arrested or hounded?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/06/2017
The I&B Ministry stops three movies tackling JNU, Rohith Vemula and Kashmir from being screened.
BY PRASHANT THIKKAVARAPU| IN JUDGEMENTS |06/06/2017
A High Court judge says an apology for defamation is often better than damages. The argument is intriguing, but flawed.
Justice Endlaw fell back on a far-reaching principle rather than jurisdiction to dismiss the case before him,
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Was the media complicit in broadcasting misinformation about NDTV? The channel thinks so.  It said in a statement that the press had gone by a misleading press release of the income tax department regarding the ruling of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal suggesting that ITAT had accepted claims of money laundering. It said "the ITAT has refused to accept the allegation of the I-T department that there was any money-laundering by NDTV or Dr Prannoy Roy. (this is clearly mentioned in para 103 of its judgment)".            

The Washingtonian.com reports that the Washington Post has a new social media policy which says staffers can be fired if their social-media activity "adversely affects The Post's customers advertisers, subscribers, vendors, suppliers or partners." The paper's guild is opposing the policy.                  

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