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Right to Free Speech – Article 19(1)(a) : A Medical Report #FOS

The right to free speech belongs to journalists and not to media owners. If we don’t assert this right soon, we may soon be writing an obituary for Article 19(1)(a), warns AJAZ ASHRAFin hoot.org Posted/Updated Monday, Jun 30 18:17:43, 2014 On the morning of… Continue Reading →

Right to Free Speech “butchered” by Team Modi- DNA article Vanishes #Censorship #WTFnews

On April 29, one of the most widely shared news on the Indian Internet scene – pictures of Digvijay Singh romancing a journalist notwithstanding of course – was an article on DNA titled “Mamata Banerjee calls Narendra Modi ‘butcher of… Continue Reading →

When liberals turn illiberal #Censorship

Published: April 18, 2014 00:00 IST |   Kenan Malik Brendan Eich, CEO of Mozilla Corporation, the technology company that, among other things, is responsible for the Firefox browser, was forced to resign after it was revealed that he had… Continue Reading →

Why Free Speech Loses in India #FOS #Censorship

 BY JONATHAN SHAININ The news from India these days is rarely cheery. The country’s long-overdue winning streak in the international press, which saw old clichés upgraded to shiny new high-tech models, ended around 2010. Since then, the headlines have been relentlessly… Continue Reading →

The Penguin Is Mutating Into A Chicken #FOS #Censorship

courtesy Bhavin patel, Twitter CONTROVERSY Delhi-based bibliophiles send a legal notice to Penguin, charging it with ” extra judicial killing of books and authors”, demanding that it either recommence publication of The Hindus or surrender its copyright to the Indian public. Following… Continue Reading →

History of Surveillance and the Black Community #FOS

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | BY NADIA KAYYALI February is Black History Month and that history is intimately linked with surveillance by the federal government in the name of “national security.”  Indeed, the history of surveillance in the African-American community plays an important role… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – The Modi wave is quietly battering free expression #FOE

Clogging The Ink The Modi wave is quietly battering free expression ANURADHA RAMAN   When Thiru Veerapandian expressed the sound idea that people must think before they voted for the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he would not have… Continue Reading →

#India – Free Speech in India 2013- Highlights #FOS #Censorship

     A report from The Free Speech Hub of the Hoot   Highlights   Deaths : eight deaths in 2013   The number of journalists killed has risen in the last three years. From three in 2011 and five… Continue Reading →

Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech #FOE

Vidyut, Aug 25,2012 I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is… Continue Reading →

Sedition, Free Speech and Koodankulam: Video interviews

On 6 April, 2012, Poovulagin Nanbargal and Campaign for Justice and Peace-TN organised a panel discussion titled “The Use and Abuse of Sedition and Other Laws to Stifle Democratic Dissent“Here’re short interviews with the panelists. The film was shot and… Continue Reading →

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