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The absence of a statute expressing the legislative will of a democracy to forge a common understanding of privacy is a matter of concern,  says BHAIRAV ACHARYA in the first of a two part series

Chilling effects of at least 52 instances of censorship in the first quarter of 2014 by the state, Hindu groups, publishers, student groups and others.  A FREE SPEECH HUB report. PIX: The books that were banned.

Chilling effects of at least 52 instances of censorship in the first quarter of 2014by the state, Hindu groups, publishers, student groups and others.  A FREE SPEECH HUB report

As the country is in the throes of an election where communal violence and rhetoric have become the norm, the sane and rational voices of Sachin, Sagar and Ramesh must multiply,  rather than be unjustly locked behind bars, says acclaimed documentary film-maker ANAND PATWARDHAN

Attacks on the media, threats, cyber media censorship, curbs on film, theatre performances, defamation notices and surveillance are amongst the categories of censorship for the first Quarter of 2014.  A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST

Actors as diverse as the courts, student organizations, state governments, publishing houses, the LokSabha Secretariat, the Central Board of Film Certification, a lawyers' association, Hindu groups including the Shiv Sena, the RSS, and the Hindu Jan JagrutiSamiti, the ministry of information and broadcasting, Tamil groups and individual industrialists  moved to exercise various forms of censorship. A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST

Actors as diverse as the courts, student organizations, state governments, publishing houses, the LokSabha Secretariat, the Central Board of Film Certification, a lawyers' association, Hindu groups including the Shiv Sena, the RSS, and the Hindu Jan JagrutiSamiti, the ministry of information and broadcasting, Tamil groups and individual industrialists  moved to exercise various forms of censorship. A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST

Actors as diverse as the courts, student organizations, state governments, publishing houses, the LokSabha Secretariat, the Central Board of Film Certification, a lawyers' association, Hindu groups including the Shiv Sena, the RSS, and the Hindu Jan JagrutiSamiti, the ministry of information and broadcasting, Tamil groups and individual industrialists  moved to exercise various forms of censorship. A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST

Attacks on the media, threats, cyber media censorship, curbs on film, theatre performances, defamation notices and surveillance are amongst the categories of censorship for the first Quarter of 2014.  A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST

Actors as diverse as the courts, student organizations, state governments, publishing houses, the LokSabha Secretariat, the Central Board of Film Certification, a lawyers' association, Hindu groups including the Shiv Sena, the RSS, and the Hindu Jan JagrutiSamiti, the ministry of information and broadcasting, Tamil groups and individual industrialists  moved to exercise various forms of censorship. A FREE SPEECH HUB LIST



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