freedom of speech

Digital siege around the world: Internet cuts become favoured tool of regimes

Digital rights groups say governments use them to stifle dissent, silence opposition voices or cover up human rights abuses, raising concerns about restricting freedom of speech.

published on : 11th February 2021

Amid full-blown freedom of speech spat with Twitter, govt begins Koo-ing

Taking the spat with Twitter one step further, the IT Ministry on Wednesday posted its response to Twitter first on a rival platform, Koo.

published on : 11th February 2021

'Freedom of speech not unlimited': Uttarakhand DGP amid uproar over 'anti-national' content scrutiny

The state police will keep track of such people posting 'anti-national' content and will mention this while verifying their documents for passport and arms license. 

published on : 5th February 2021

PIL by Arun Shourie, N Ram, Bhushan: Karnataka HC orders notice to Centre over freedom of speech

The petitioners questioned the constitutional validity of Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Court's Act, 1971, in particular, the chilling effect on the freedom of speech that it has. 

published on : 12th January 2021

Persons of influence have to be more responsible in exercising freedom of speech: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court dealt with various aspects of free speech and hate speech and said that later has no redeeming or legitimate purpose other than hatred towards a particular group.

published on : 7th December 2020

'Journalism is not crime': Hong Kong scribe charged as press freedom fears grow

Media groups are concerned Hong Kong's new security law, which outlaws secession, subversion and foreign collusion to interfere in the city's internal matters.

published on : 10th November 2020

Nobody is above law: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Arnab Goswami's arrest

Deshmukh also said that the case was reopened after the interior designer's wife approached a court seeking permission for it.

published on : 4th November 2020

'If you are silent, you back suppression': Smriti Irani slams arrest of Republic TV's Arnab Goswami

Goswami, who was seen being pushed into the police van, claimed he was assaulted by police at his home, while being taken away.

published on : 4th November 2020

'Reminds of Emergency': I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar slams arrest of Republic TV's Arnab Goswami

A police official said that on Wednesday they arrested Goswami from his residence in Mumbai for allegedly abetting suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer.

published on : 4th November 2020

Libya's unity government demands Macron apology for comments on Islam

The comments sparked a volley of insults from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who at the weekend repeatedly urged his French counterpart to undergo mental health "checks".

published on : 26th October 2020

Iran accuses France's Macron of fuelling 'extremism'

Macron said history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils "because Islamists want our future".

published on : 26th October 2020

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods as European leaders support Macron

French goods have already been pulled from supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait, among other Gulf states, in Syria people have burned pictures of Macron.

published on : 26th October 2020

Freedom of Speech v/s National Security

Right to freely express is a gift of the Indian Constitution to its citizens but we have been vandalising it with impunity.

published on : 20th September 2020

Centre using sedition law to curb free speech, says ex-SC judge MB Lokur

Former Supreme Court judge Justice MB Lokur cited examples of journalists reporting about coronavirus cases and related issue such as lack of ventilators, being charged with fake news provisions.

published on : 14th September 2020

Freedom of speech and expression not an absolute right, says Bombay High Court

The court made the observation while refusing to grant interim protection from arrest to a woman booked by the Mumbai and Palghar police for allegedly making offensive remarks on Twitter.

published on : 11th September 2020
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