Category: Spotlight

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 […]

So much for freedom of the press!

Yesterday, Punya Prasoon Bajpai hosted a show  on Surya Samachar : “जानिए देश के असल चौकीदार का हाल II JAI HIND II” You can view the show here It was about the ‘real’ chowkidars, the security guards employed in countless housing complexes, buildings, private and public establishments. There […]