The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill 2021, by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, slated to be introduced in the upcoming session of the Parliament, is fraught with over-broad definitions, a draconian investigation process and penal provisions that defeat the very […]
This provision will effectively give the Central Government supreme power over cinema exhibition in the country potentially endangering freedom of expression and democratic dissent.
Prominent citizens, including artists, environmental and social activists, parents, teachers, professionals, adivasis, dalits and farmers, today spoke out against the illegal and disproportionate response of the government in targeting young activists, including Disha Ravi, and the government’s intent to criminalise dissent. At a press conference organised by the […]
Inexplicable that Kanojia was arrested and should have to struggle to secure his freedom while the likes of Tiwari could roam scot free and continue to spout hate speech.
A year since the start of the longest communications clamp down, Free Speech Collective reached out to journalists from Kashmir to mark the day with their voices about a year in the abyss. “I would have loved to send video messages…can’t as we are running on 2g network” […]
Last week, environmental groups were taken by surprise at the block on environmental websites and a notice by Delhi police against multiple emails sent to Environmental minister Prakash Jawadekar. The block has now been lifted but the notice remains. Radhika Jhaveri explains why Internet censorship has become a […]
Journalists in India are being intimidated and harassed by governments trying to manage a pandemic by simply censoring uncomfortable reports. FSC brings you a list of ten instances of serious charges against journalists for their reports. World Press Freedom Day dawns over a globe fraught with the sorrow […]
While the world is engaged in the biggest struggle for survival in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, while all of us are under the most unprecedented lockdown in our history, officers of the Indian government are very busy, making every effort possible to ensure that two prominent […]