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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.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari !

By Geeta Seshu From Kashmir to Kanyakumari ! Restrictions on the media literally seem to span the entire country as jittery security forces and police crack down on the movements of foreign journalists. In two separate incidents over the last 12 months, French journalists came under the radar […]


A FreeMuse report Alankrita Shrivastava’s film Lipstick Under My Burkha was initially denied release in India for being “lady oriented”, Icelandic artist Borghildur Indriðadóttir had her Facebook friends and photos deleted after she shared a promo of her photo exhibition Demoncrazy featuring topless women, and Afghan playwright and […]

पत्रकारिता के आईकॉन रामचन्द्र छत्रपति की शहादत से कब तक राष्ट्र अनजान रहेगा ?

Why has our media failed to recognise and remember the contribution of a courageous journalist like Ram Chandra Chhattrapati in taking on the might of the Dera Sacha Sauda and exposing its sinister practices? Journalist and writer Pushpraj, who has been following the case to secure justice for […]

33 eminent South Asians write letter to Bangladesh Prime Minister for release of Shahidul Alam on 100th day of detention

Arundhati Roy, Aparna Sen, Romilla Thapar, Amitav Ghosh, Shabhana Azmi, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Anish Kapoor among other eminent persons from across South Asia have come together to write a letter to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed demanding the immediate release of acclaimed photographer and […]