Has the Union government stopped advertisements for two prominent Kashmir newspapers – Kashmir Reader and Greater Kashmir? It appears so, since there have been no advertisements issued to both newspapers for the last three days. There has been no reason or official communication on the stoppage. The Kashmir […]
The FreeSpeechCollective, comprising journalists, lawyers and activists, aims to protect the right to freedom of expression and to vigorously promote free speech and the right to dissent. We monitor and document violations of free speech, debate issues and analyse major developments that impact Freedom of Expression. We also seek to provide solidarity and support to those who face attacks on their freedom of expression.
Veewon Thokchom, who was charged with sedition, was granted bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East, Nigthoujam Lanleima. The judge, rejecting the charge of incitement to violence, asserted that the “contents of Facebook post as mentioned above cannot be states to bring into hatred or contempt or […]
By Geeta Seshu The arrest of Manipuri student leader Thokchom Veewon on sedition charges for his Facebook posts on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) is yet another example of the jittery response of the state to any expression of dissent. Thokchom Veewon was charged with inciting violence […]
Filmmaker Siddharth Chauhan took to social media to protest the cancellation of the screening of his film by IIT Mumbai at their film festival, which concluded today. Here’s what he said : IIT Mumbai has refused to screen my film PASHI – because of it’s adult (homosexual) content! […]
Amol Palekar : This sea of freedom is receding day by day, gradually but incessantly… why are we silent about this??
Veteran actor Amol Palekar found himself stopped midway through his speech at the inaugural of the retrospective for late artist Prabhakar Barwe by none other than the Director of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Anita Rupavataram. She was objecting to his comments on the lack of […]
Concerned citizens call for ‘Reclaiming the Republic’: We are a group of concerned citizens – drawn from the world of scholarship, writing, law, administration and activism – with some experience in fields such as health, education, environment, social inclusion, transparency and accountability. Some of us have worked in […]
Suman Pandey, a journalsit with the digital portal Voices, was attacked by BJP workers when he recorded a scuffle between BJP workers during a review meeting of the party in Raipur. The attackers also deleted footage from his phone,Another journalist, Vinod Dongre, was also injured in the fracas […]
Journalist Priyanka Borpujari secured anticipatory bail in a case relating to charges under Sec 353 of the Indian Penal Code on Jan 30, 2019, illustrating yet again, the complete vulnerability of journalists who cover police-citizen conflict. The case against her follows a pattern wherein police have been quick […]