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

Kerala's history of politicized campuses may soon be a thing of the past, as curbs on student activity increase.  Must students be penalized for being political, asks ARUN RAMACHANDRAN

Trust in the Internet is conditional on respect for the rights to freedom of expression and privacy online, regardless of users' nationality or location.  Statement led by ARTICLE 19 and other groups

Soft censorship promotes positive coverage of—and punishes media outlets that criticize—officials or their actions.  It is on the rise all over the world. Excerpt from the recently released WAN-IFRA report ‘Soft Censorship, Hard Impact'.

In some countries, the installation of software and filters are seen as an answer to an outright ban of porn but the results have been mixed, censoring a range of content.  SAURAV DATTA debates internet filters in the Indian context

Apart from the conflation of commercial data protection and privacy, the right to privacy bill has ill-informed and poorly drafted provisions to regulate surveillance.  In the second of a two-part series, BHAIRAV ACHARYA critiques the draft privacy bill.

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.



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