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Amazon’s plan to ban words on internal chat app shows insecure authoritarians aren't to be found only in govts

April 08, 2022 8:57 am

The company is set to launch an internal chat app for its employers on which words such as “union”, “fire”, “compensation”, “plantation”, “slave labour”, “diversity”, “robots”, “grievance” and “injustice” will be banned.

Qawwal booked for ‘provocative’ remarks; artistes warned against ‘anti-national’ thoughts

April 01, 2022 5:25 am

Madhya Pradesh police have left for Kanpur to arrest Shareef Parwaaz, the UP-based qawwal booked over his comments about PM Modi, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath during a performance in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district on March 28.

Exercise freedom of expression with decency of language, discipline of words: V-P Venkaiah Naidu

January 04, 2022 8:10 pm

He also said that it is expected from civilised society that its language is gentle, cultured and creative.

France marks one year since the assassination of Samuel Paty

October 16, 2021 8:52 pm

France is paying tribute to the late teacher Samuel Paty on the anniversary of his death. He was murdered by a Chechen extremist after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a lesson on free speech.

Allahabad HC rejects PFI activist’s bail plea, says freedom of speech not absolute

April 07, 2021 8:15 am

Rejecting the anticipatory bail application of PFI member Mohammad Nadeem, Justice Chandra Dhari Singh observed that someone who takes the risk of “dissemination of blasphemous messages is not entitled to get the discretion of the Court exercised in his favour”.

Free speech is a basic right that empowers marginalised lives

November 04, 2020 9:00 am

It is a mistake to see free speech as an elite indulgence. It is a basic right that preconditions the realisation of other rights. So basic that it enables the weak and the oppressed to rise against their oppressors.

Right to dissent, freedom of speech discussed at Goa conference

February 21, 2020 3:54 am

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Justice Mahesh Sonak of the Goa bench of Bombay High Court, advocates Shyam Divan, Vrinda Grover and Geeta Luthra, and members of civil society spoke on legal issues at the event which concluded last Sunday.

Shreya Singhal case was one of the defining rulings of modern internet law

January 17, 2020 12:24 pm

With Shreya Singhal judgment, India showed the world how to protect plurality and innovation online. Draft Intermediary Rules by the IT ministry move away from that achievement

UN special officer on freedom of expression to visit India next year

August 28, 2018 4:59 am

UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye has asked the Narendra Modi government for a visit in keeping with the mandate of his office, and communicated his intention on July 25, according to information.

In Good Faith: Terms of unfreedom

April 16, 2018 12:03 am

How do ideas of metaphysical and political freedom align themselves? Is dissent the essence of freedom?


Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you indulge in anti-national slogans: Amit Shah

February 15, 2016 4:32 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday condemned the anti-national protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, saying that such activities would not be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for supporting the incident and asked that what more anti-India proof was required when students were shouting slogans like ‘har ghar me afzal honge', 'bharat tere tukkde honge’. He further said the Congress Party should make their stand clear as supporting such activities clearly indicated disrespect for the nation’s martyrs.

FTII chairman supports action taken in JNU issue

February 14, 2016 5:21 pm

Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,