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Govt Shouldn’t Try To Suppress Democratic Rights: Manipur Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Apr 10, 2019 Abdul Gani

Kishorechandra Wangkhem was in Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East since November 27 last year for criticising Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and the BJP on social media and was released on Wednesday

Rafale Verdict Stridently Endorses Press Freedom But Also Cautions Journalists Against Bias. Here’s Why

Apr 10, 2019 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the government's contention that sensitive documents accessed by the media on the Rafale deal can't be evidence

Nepal Introduces Social Media Bill, Sparks Concerns Over Freedom Of Speech

Under the proposed law, the government would have the power to block social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unless they register in Nepal.

Apple, Facebook and Spotify Delete Content Of US Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Aug 07, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

"We've been completely banned by Facebook, Apple & Spotify. What conservative news outlet will be next?" said Jones.

Bombay HC Raps Central, State Agencies For Lack Of Urgency In Probe Into Dabholkar, Pansare Killings

The bench observed that one was witnessing a "tragic phase" in the country where one could not even speak or move around freely, and yet, the authorities in the above cases had failed to show urgency, or make concrete progress, in probing the killings.

30 July, 2018

John Abraham's Satyameva Jayate Runs Into Rough Weather Over Maatam Scene

Outlook Web Bureau

Shia community head, Nisar Hyder, said that a complaint was lodged in regard with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Zone, V. Satyanarayana for further action.

27 January, 2018

In India, Our Larger Problem Is Not So Much Fake News But Lack Of Interest In Real News

Aakar Patel

Fake news can get you killed in India. However we should accept that even in the total absence of fake news our problems would remain.

22 November, 2017

US Regulator Moves To End Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' That Aimed For 'Free And Open' Internet

Outlook Web Bureau

Pai unveiled a "Restoring Internet Freedom" order to be voted on at the FCC's December 14 meeting

21 November, 2017

Big Blow To I&B Ministry, Kerala High Court Orders Screening Of S Durga At IFFI

Outlook Web Bureau

Sasidharan had last week moved to the Kerala High Court against the Information and Broadcasting ministry and IFFI officials over his film S Durga being dropped from the festival.

21 November, 2017

Padmavati Row: 'I Want Deepika's Head... Saved,' Kamal Haasan Bats For Freedom Of Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

In a Twitter post, he also said "many communities" had earlier opposed his films, without naming anybody.


01 November, 2017

Comment Against Modi In 'Private Chat' Lands Teen In Jail

Outlook Web Bureau

Thirumurugan was arrested fafter he commented on a Facebook to a post related to Vijay-starrer Tamil film Mersal

24 October, 2017

Facing Flak, Rajasthan Sends Controversial Ordinance To Select Assembly Committee

Outlook Web Bureau

Amid an uproar from the opposition Congress, the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill was tabled in the Assembly by Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria yesterday to replace an ordinance promulgated on September 7.

21 October, 2017

Civil Rights Group PUCL Condemns Rajasthan Government Ordinance Shielding Judges And Bureaucrats

Outlook Web Bureau

State president of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Kavita Srivastava said the amendments and provisos were to "gag the media" and "clipping" the powers of the magistrate to order an investigation

18 October, 2017

NDTV Punished Me For Speaking Against Censorship Of My Story And Was Hostile, So Parted Ways, Says Barkha Dutt

Outlook Web Bureau

Sreenivasan Jain on Tuesday alleged that a report by himon loans given to Jay Shah’s companies was taken down from NDTV’s website

05 October, 2017

Can A Public Servant Claim Freedom Of Speech?: SC Refers Matter To Constitutional Bench

Outlook Web Bureau

The court was hearing a plea in a Bulanshahr gangrape case against former Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for his controversial statement that the gangrape case was a "political conspiracy".

03 October, 2017

'Restore Atmosphere Of Debate In JNU', Leading Academics Urge President

Outlook Web Bureau

It urges Kovind to intervene in the matter and "restore the atmosphere of healthy debate for which JNU has been recognised in the entire academic world."


30 September, 2017

Did Twitter Accommodate War Mongering Amid The Din Around 280 Characters?

Siddhartha Mishra

Twitter said that it cannot take down Trump's post about North Korea as it was 'newsworthy'. Two days later, the cycle changed.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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