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Translation of Vasant Dattatreya Gurjar’s poem Gandhi Mala Bhetla (Gandhi Met Me)

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The Marathi poem, Gandhi Mala Bhetala (Gandhi met me), is a satirical critique of those who falsely claim to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi   The poem was first published in 1983. The poet was a class-III employee of the Bombay… Continue Reading →

SC – If you don’t like PK of Aamir Khan , don’t watch it #FOE #Censorship

R. BALAJI AND SUMI SUKANYA New Delhi, Aug. 14: The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the upcoming Aamir Khan movie PK for alleged obscenity and outraging religious sentiments, saying: “If you don’t like, you don’t watch.” In… Continue Reading →

Citizen journalism gets more stories out than traditional reporting in war-torn Syria

 June 16, 2014 London (16 June 2014). Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It… Continue Reading →

Soft #Censorship Of Media Condemned Globally

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN) has strongly condemned “soft censorship” by governments and regulators as a “very serious threat to media independence and the very viability of media companies”. WAN, which is the umbrella organization of newspapers… Continue Reading →

New Kerala Case – Crackdown on anti-Modi slurs: College editors arrested #FOE

by Shruti Dhapola Jun 16, 2014 10:24 IST The crackdown against those who use ‘misuse’ their freedom of speech against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues and in the latest case of arrests, it’s the state of Kerala again. On… Continue Reading →

Delete ‘draconian’ sec 66A of IT act, demand activists

  8 Jun 2014 Hindustan Times (Mumbai) MUMBAI: Calling it a draconian act, social activist Aruna Roy has demanded immediate revocation of section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. Roy was addressing participants at Western India Right to… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Police to book those who like derogatory content on Facebook #FOE #WTFnews

Ganesh N.   |   Mail Today  |   Mumbai, June 10, 2014 |   Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil. Faced with the growing menace of riots following derogatory remarks made against well-known people on social networking sites, the Maharashtra police would now be booking even those who… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi bars ministers, bureaucrats from talking to Media #censorship

Gag order follows the model used in Gujarat. As a result, Modi’s Twitter account has become the most important source of information for journalists. Dhirendra K Jha ·  One of the facts that went largely unremarked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s… Continue Reading →

Pictures criticizing the world’s most powerful, were banned by Facebook #censorship

This string of seven pictures by the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo was banned by Facebook from projection as the work was labelled provocative and the images garnered much controversy across the world. The collection contains seven pictures in which children… Continue Reading →

India’s Newest Media Baron, Mukesh Ambani Embraces #Censorship #WTFnews

  6 JUN 1, 2014 6:03 PM EDT By Pankaj Mishra Bold initiatives characterize India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, who famously lives in a 27-story building in Mumbai, a city where most people languish in slums. Last month, his company, Reliance Industries Ltd.,… Continue Reading →

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