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freespeechcollective

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.

Who Killed Gauri Lankesh?

Three years to the day on which journalist and editor Gauri Lankesh was gunned down outside her Bangalore home, justice is still elusive, says Laxmi Murthy. Gauri Lankesh, 56, the outspoken editor of Kannada weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike known for its sharp critiques of right-wing fundamentalism, was killed […]

Protest against Rs 50 lakh surety for student activist Suvarna Salve

More than a hundred individuals and members of organisations, includingstudents, womens’ rights activists, academics, lawyers, researchers, film-makers,theatre makers, etc, have lodged a strong protest against the Mumbai policenotice to demand a surety of Rs 50 lakhs from student and anti-case culturalactivist Suvarna Salve. The have demanded that this […]