The secrecy with which fiendishly vast surveillance powers are being exercised flies thick in the face of all constitutional and legal principles.
SAURAV DATTA decodes aspects of PRISM. PIX: Screenshot of PRISM slide on The Guardian website.
The grounds in the Content Code under which actions are taken are not clearly defined. This inheres a lack of limitation in application of many of the grounds.
APAR GUPTA examines the Cable Television Network Rules. Pix: “Bidaai”, the show which also attracted the ministry's ire.
Under Section 66A of the IT Act, critical comments on cyberspace are inviting penal action, even arrest.
MADABHUSHI SRIDHAR says this gives police draconian powers that violate freedom of speech. PIX: Change.org
Since January, media has been under attack a number of times, with police failing to protect its rights.
GEETA SESHU says all this forms a grim backdrop to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Pix- One of the Karavali Ale stories.
Shouldn't we focus more on how we understand rape and sexual violence itself, rather than seek justification for a crisis of masculinity and an epic failure of governance?
MANJIMA BHATTACHARYA examines the contentious issue.