Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns—the year saw the courts being tested on a range of freedom of expression issues.
A new report says that press freedom has declined to its lowest point in 12 years and, this time, some European countries are in the dock.
Twitter’s track record in cracking down on abuse, trolls, and fake accounts is the result of its indifference, its policies, and ineffective handling.
Rescind the NDTV ban but continue the six-week ban on Kashmir Reader. This discrepancy is just a small part of the differential treatment Kashmir journalists face.
The editor’s farewell piece from ‘Fact and Fiction’ the last issue of Himal in its current incarnation.
Government bans on TV won’t go away. They have been around for 12 years, and a sustained campaign against bans as a method of regulation is the only solution.
The news media are a vital line of defence with regard to the invaluable right to expression, speech, information and dissent.
The channel stands accused of revealing “sensitive strategic information” when an operation was in progress. But does the charge stick and if so does it apply only to NDTV?
This crackdown on NDTV is a continuation of the media gagging prevalent in the Kashmir valley. But the issue gains more credence when it happens in Lutyens Delhi.
It all comes round again - political thugs dictating what film, play, or concert can go ahead. Karan Johar is just the latest to surrender to threats.