Media freedom

CM Pinarayi Vijayan vows to protect free media, but with a rider

Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan alleged that a frightened government is using this as an opportunity for a vengeful witch hunt of the media.

published on : 7th March 2023

Bangladesh government orders to block 191 'anti-state' news websites

Campaigners and foreign governments including the United States have long expressed worries about efforts by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence criticism.

published on : 31st January 2023

Right to comment on content on social media, TV channels facet of free speech, says Delhi HC

A sharp use of language conveys the message intended by the artists but in a cultured and nuanced manner as seen in 'Ottamthullal' and the 'Chakiyaarkoothu' art forms, noted Justice Asha Menon.

published on : 29th July 2022

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleges Centre hounding media; Modi government refutes charge

It alleged that a senior executive of a prominent news channel and two other staffers had recently quit due to pressure from the government for airing stories critical of the ruling establishment.

published on : 3rd August 2018