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Russia, blocked from the global internet, plunges into digital isolation

March 28, 2022 10:07 pm

TikTok and Netflix are suspending their services in the country. Facebook has been blocked. Twitter has been partially blocked and YouTube’s future is in doubt.

Without pleasure politics, there can be no meaningful consent: Paromita Vohra

December 27, 2021 4:03 pm

A virtual conference by Agents of Ishq and The YP Foundation explores pleasure, desire and data.

Shubhra Gupta's pick: Across 7 decades, 75 films that celebrate the journey of India

August 18, 2021 12:07 pm

Some films draw an unerring bead on intractable societal problems. Some are unabashed mainstream blockbusters. Some are strictly arthouse. And they all tell stories -- we bring you the 75 finest films made in India in the last 70 years.

'Mocked Hindu Gods, disrespected sentiments': BJP leaders demand ban on web series 'Tandav'

January 17, 2021 7:36 pm

While BJP MLA Ram Kadam lodged a lodged a police complaint against the makers of Tandav, MP Manoj Kotak wrote to Prakash Javadekar, asking for a ban on the show and a regulatory authority for OTT platforms at large.

Kuwait eases censorship laws after banning 5000 titles in last 7 years

August 26, 2020 6:24 pm

In the past, books like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Hunchback of Notre Dame were banned.

People in the field of arts and culture indulge in self censorship, survey reveals

February 26, 2020 3:58 pm

A UK arts publication, ArtsProfessional, has conducted the Freedom of Expression survey, and has received responses from more than 500 people, many of whom have pointed out the perils of speaking freely

Instagram removes account publishing gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warns of ban

February 13, 2019 6:50 pm

Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Fake news row: Exam Warriors partner shares staff with site Ministers like

April 04, 2018 1:17 pm

Of the four reports mentioned in The True Picture article titled, “Four major Fake News Stories Busted,” the website called two by The Indian Express fake. Both these reports were based on official documents — an FIR and notes written by the Foreign Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary.

It is not about ‘Padmaavat’ alone

January 29, 2018 9:43 am

If television can be beamed into people’s bedrooms, 24X7, regulated by only a Programme Code and an Advertising code, why have a censorship mechanism just for films?

Cut, delete, repeat - CBFC's favourite formula when it comes to independent, political cinema

June 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Censor Board's absurd demand to stall documentary on Kejriwal raises questions about long history of censorship of independent films tackling political issues.