Dev Desai, well known social activist from Gujarat, was in for a shock this afternoon when WhatsApp sent him a message that he was blocked from using their service! Totally clueless as to why the popular messaging service took this extreme step, Desai took to Twitter to let […]
Justice Madan Lokur: Gradual erosion of right to free speech leading to destruction of right to dissent
Justice Madan Lokur, former justice of the Supreme Court of India, delivered the Verghese Memorial Lecture 2020 on “Preserving and Protecting our Fundamental Rights – Freedom of Speech, Expression and the Right to Protest.” Justice Lokur said that one of the worst forms of curtailment of the freedom […]
People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) (Maharashtra) released its report ‘The Double Siege: News Media in the Time of COVID-19’ on September 4, 2020, based on a discussion with Sevanti Ninan, media commentator and founder editor of The Hoot and the author of the report, and journalist Geeta […]
Kashmir police intimidate media: UAPA against photojournalist Masrat Zahra and fake news charge against Peerzada Ashiq
Even as it continues with a policy of intimidation and harassment towards journalists in Kashmir, the government has clearly decided to step up with penal action against anyone who steps out of line.
14 films ‘rejected’ so far: Backdoor Censorship at Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) Again !
In 1990 through the efforts of filmmakers like Mani Kaul and Director of Films Division, Shri Vijay Chandra, the Bombay International Film Festival was launched. One of its main talking points was that it did away with the requirement of censor certificates. BIFF which later became MIFF was […]
Internet restrictions on people of the Kashmir valley will continue with some additional facilities thrown in for citizens to access the Internet but under heavy and daily supervision! As expected, the Jammu and Kashmir government conducted its ‘review’ of all orders (within four days of the Supreme Court […]
Delhi High Court Approves Take Down of Content Globally (Republished with permission from Sflc.in) Asks Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to remove defamatory content from their global services Statement: At SFLC.in we believe that ordering intermediary platforms to take down content globally negatively impacts freedom of expression online, […]
by Meena Menon This petition(started by me) now has over 95,000 signatures. I felt that few people were speaking up against the curbs on the press in Jammu and Kashmir and when Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal , executive editor of Kashmir Times filed a petition in the Supreme Court, […]