The Free Speech Impunity Indicator tracks the status of investigation in each case. It is also a reminder of the dogged resistance to the silencing of free speech, that families, friends and colleagues undertake, often for years on end. Free Speech Impunity Indicator No investigation Investigation; no arrests […]
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.
In a case that was almost forgotten but for the dogged efforts of a valiant family, the case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a religious cult called the Dera Sacha Sauda (Abode of Real Truth) in Haryana, for the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati […]
Navin Nischal, Vijay Singh : Family, colleagues say political leader behind murder, police say accident
Name: Navin Nischal, Vijay Singh Date of death: March 25, 2018 Brief synopsis: Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh, who worked for Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, died when an SUV (sports utility vehicle) rammed into their bike in Bhojpur district of Bihar on Sunday night. The incident occurred on […]
The shocking footage of a dumper truck swerving sharply to mow down journalist Sandeep Sharma in Madhya Pradesh went viral and the protests that followed forced the state’s Chief Minister to announce a CBI inquiry. But barely seven months later, Sharma’s death is a mere statistic in the […]
Name: Gauri Lankesh Date of death: September 5, 2017 Brief synopsis: Gauri Lankesh, 55, senior journalist and editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike was shot dead at point blank range on September 5, 2017, at about 7.45 pm as she was entering her home in Bengaluru. She was an […]