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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation...
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Talking about its global Government Requests Report, Facebook Deputy General Counsel Chris Sonderby said in a blogpost, “Since our first report, we’ve seen an increase in government requests for d...
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
It is deplorable that the release of noted Sri Lankan film-maker Prasanna...
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June 30, 2014
Interview with Sri Lankan auteur Prasanna Vithanage on his film With You, Without You »
June 22, 2014
The film deals with the consequences of the civil war through a poignant love story between a Tamil girl and a Sinhala ex-Army man
March 5, 2014
Amid reports from Bangalore that Aleph Book Company had pulled out American Indologist Wendy Doniger’s book On Hinduism from book shops in the city, the publishing house on Wednesday denied knowle...
February 25, 2014
How did a provision which was meant for scurrilous scribblers end up chilling historical works by respected scholars? The answer lies in the fact that self-censorship and collateral censorship spread themselves much wider than Section 295A purports to
February 22, 2014
Who becomes a scholar in order to insult and injure others? It is the bigots, propagandists, trolls and fundamentalists of the world who trade in insult and injury »
February 18, 2014
To create an aggressive image in order to win an election might be a good strategy but what happens afterwards when the boring job of governing must be done? »
February 15, 2014
I am glad that, in the age of the Internet, it is no longer possible to suppress a book. The Hindus is available on Kindle; and if legal means ofpublication fail, the Internet has other ways of keeping books in circulation.
June 4, 2013
Jordan has blocked unlicensed news websites in a step toward regulating online media widely criticised by the government and readers for sensational reporting, said its Press and Publication Depart...
February 20, 2013
It is disingenuous for the government to claim its IT law is modelled on British statute when the House of Lords has already read down the U.K.’s worst provisions
January 9, 2013
The Communist Party of China appears to have managed to defuse a sensitive and rare protest against censorship, triggered by journalists at a daring southern Chinese daily, which had begun to rec...
June 25, 2014
Media persons see the arrests and a proposed bill on contempt of court as an attempt to contain freedom of expression
March 9, 2014
The publisher has agreed to give a written undertaking on Monday, says SBAS spokesperson
February 28, 2014
To restore India as a liberal democratic nation, it will require more than a mere conduct of regular, supposedly free and fair, elections. We will need to shift the goalposts of our attentions to the fundamental tenets that make a democracy
February 24, 2014
The laws that religious groups wish to enforce against literary and artistic works they consider offensive are colonial in origin, and presuppose the existence of an alien society driven by primordial identities
February 21, 2014
The right to free speech and expression also includes the right for people to be exposed to differing points of view. Book purges have been a staple of regimes trying to establish authority by ensuring that there can be no criticism against them »
February 17, 2014
I start this column with a sense of eerie déjà vu. One more book has suffered censorship in the hands of a fringe player, and some of the writers to the Readers’ Editor office are invoking cultural...
July 9, 2013
Pakistan said on Tuesday that it was too early to say whether someone would be punished for failing to detect slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s decade-long stay in the country, amid leaks of...
March 18, 2013
Justice Katju has once again stirred up a hornet’s nest — this time by suggesting a minimum academic requisite for journalists. Somewhere he fails to understand that the unintended consequences of...
February 14, 2013
Freedom of expression will continue to remain under siege unless all groups accept that people can have different opinions and beliefs in a free country »
January 7, 2013
Academics, actors and bloggers rally behind move to clamp down on daring Chinese newspaper
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Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 for their pioneering work on promoting child rights in the subcontinent, as they made an impassioned plea to globalise compassion.