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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti has given an ultimatum to Aleph Book Company »
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This refers to the article, “In defence of the offensive” (Feb.21). Alternative histories and narratives are prerequisites to a vibrant democracy. The medieval Christian Church in Europe and Stali...
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
The surrender of a major publishing firm (Penguin India) over Professor Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: an Alternative History, in a recent out-of-court settlement that involves the withdr...
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December 13, 2011
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday got support from Press Council chief, Justice Markandey Katju, who said that he favoured filtering of “offensive material” on social networking sites as it c...
December 10, 2011
The battle for free speech is always fought on the fringes, with people whose thoughts find scant endorsement. Protecting their rights does an essential public service, because it protects everyone's rights.
November 19, 2011
An external regulatory body for news media in the Indian context will very quickly slip or lapse into a body of censorship, said Sashi Kumar, Chairman of the Media Development Foundation. »
October 2, 2011
The challenge is to tighten procedures that help prevent wrongdoing without killing an already sickly patient.
August 20, 2011
Prakash Jha's Aarakshan hit the theatres and multiplexes across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday without any cuts, a day after the Supreme Court quashed the State government's ban on its release.
June 19, 2011
Keep PM, higher judiciary out of its purview »
December 20, 2010
An experimental “tweet-wall” on giant TVs in the main hall of the EU summit in Brussels was shut down to avoid causing embarrassment to Silvio Berlusconi after being hijacked by Italian...
November 28, 2010
Egyptians in modest numbers headed for polling stations on Sunday amid tensions following a government crackdown on the main opposition party ahead of the parliamentary polls.
September 28, 2010
An Iranian court sentenced the founder of one of the first Farsi-language blogs, credited with sparking the boom in Iranian reform bloggers, to more than 19 years in prison for his writings, a news...
July 9, 2010
The curbs slapped on the media in Jammu and Kashmir have come in for strong criticism from the South Asia Media Commission. “The restrictions of the type announced yesterday [Wednesda...
December 12, 2011
Lack of a public debate has muddied the waters
December 9, 2011
Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, has set off a firestorm of protest by demanding that ‘internet intermediaries' — specifically in this round, four social...
October 11, 2011
The Australian producers of a film critical of Iran say they are appalled at reports that an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in the movie. ...
August 26, 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron has been forced to drop controversial plans to shut down social networking sites during civil disturbances after being accused of censorship. Rights groups warned that...
August 13, 2011
Super30 founder and math wizard, who helped Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan prepare for their role as math teachers in Aarakshan, on Saturday said there was nothing objectionable in the m...
January 29, 2011
The scenes from the Egyptian uprising against the government of Hosni Mubarak depict the intensity of the protest against his 30-year rule.
December 3, 2010
Unlike earlier disclosures by WikiLeaks, the group is releasing only a trickle of documents at a time from a trove of a quarter-million, and only after considering advice from five news organizations with which it chose to share all of the material. »
September 29, 2010
To promote a “culture of cyber wellness”, the Singapore government will direct internet service providers (ISPs) to offer “opt-in internet filters”. This new measure...
July 10, 2010
A meeting held here on Friday to mark the 35th anniversary of Emergency urged the State government to recognise those arrested and jailed during the 1975-77 Emergency as political prisoners.
May 14, 2010
The National League for Democracy in Myanmar, the political party of Aung San Suu Kyi — the main symbol of resistance against the junta for over two decades — has ceased to exist...
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