Category: Spotlight

An Artist’s Bitter Truth

by Geeta Seshu As Pulwama and other constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir go into the final phase of polling for the parliamentary elections on May 6, 2019, one of the Valley’s major English dailies is minus its brilliant cartoonist. “It’s really, really tough. The self-censorship we impose on […]

India: Diversity on the brink

Excerpted from the India chapter of ‘Truth vs Misinformation: The collective push back’ South Asia Press Freedom Report 2018-2019, released by UNESCO on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2019 LITIGATION OVERLOAD The thicket of litigation that has sprung up over particular stories is a […]

Kishorechandra Wangkhem is freed!

Kishorechandra Wangkhem addressing the press after his release from jail, more than four months after being detained under the draconian National Security Act on orders of the Manipur government for making allegedly abusive posts on Facebook. Here he is seen with his lawyer, S.Chittaranjan, human rights activist Babloo […]