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.
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, […]
(Update: The Press Council came out with a statement today that it “stands for freedom of the press and does not approve of any sort of restriction on the media”. The case will come up before the Chief Justice of India tomorrow). The Editors’ Guild of India has […]
There are multiple reports of the havoc the internet shutdown has wrought on the lives of the already beleaguered citizens. Apart from the local media, which is unable to function since August 5, there are reports of people who are unable to get in touch with their relatives, […]
A newly elected Opposition in Parliament says media freedom is shrinking. What has changed? The five-year period of 2014-2019 has seen an explosion of media creation and media use in India. The Indian public sphere is increasingly mediated not just by conventional media—TV, print, online, and radio in […]