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Andhra Prabha journalist MVN Shankar wrote about the kerosene oil mafia in Guntur just days before he was fatally attacked.  GEETA SESHU reports

Upset with Monalisa Changkija's new book, the tribal body Ao Senden has banned it.  Once again, writes SUBIR BHAUMIK, the issue of freedom of expression is at stake. (Pix: Monalisa Changkija; photo credit: northeastreview.wordpress.com)

Indians are routinely subjected to government surveillance on a staggering scale -7500 to 9000 telephone interception orders by the Central Government each month!  Excerpt from a report by SOFTWARE FREEDOM LAW CENTRE, INDIA

First it criminalized dissent on social media, now it seeks to regulate 'tiatr', Goa's traditional satirical performances  But the malaise is deeper, says FREDERICK NORONHA

The sand mafia has enforced ‘no reporting zones' but the media must not ignore environmental destruction.  M Suchitra, attacked for writing on the sand mafia, was interviewed by SAMRAT MUKHERJEE

The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules raise serious concerns about how they can impinge the right to freedom of speech and expression.  Excerpts of an analysis from SOFTWARE FREEDOM LAW CENTRE, INDIA

But is editorial discretion passing into the hands of the proprietor? Corporate owner or family owner, censorship is increasingly becoming the owner's prerogative,  says SEVANTI NINAN. PIX: Rana Ayyub's article that was taken off by DNA

Very little recourse is available against publishers or intermediaries if these private parties censor an author's content unreasonably,  says CHINMAYI ARUN



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