Aug 04, 2021 08:59 PM IST
The guild's petition, in which veteran journalist Mrinal Pande is also one of the petitioner, has said that its members and all scribes have the duty of holding all branches of government accountable by seeking information, explanations and constitutionally valid justifications for state action and inaction.
- Jul 22, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Minister of State for Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to the Parliament said neither the IT Act nor the above said rules contravene the freedom of speech and expression or the right to privacy.
- Mar 21, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Faculty wrote to the vice chancellor and board members to state their “deep anguish” over Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation, and noted that his exit sets a "chilling precedent for future removals of faculty.”
- Feb 10, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo, which is benefitting from Twitter’s row with the Indian government, says his microblogging site will bring together English and non-English speaking users.
- Feb 08, 2021 03:52 PM IST
During his Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address in the Rajya Sabha on February 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Derek O'Brien had chosen good words — freedom of speech and intimidation.
- Jan 27, 2021 06:10 PM IST
FIRs have been registered against Amazon Prime's Tandav web series for hurting religious sentiments and insulting a religion, which are offences punishable under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 153A and 295.
- Sep 11, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The bench also allowed Holey to approach the court at any time during this period in case the police decide to take any coercive action against her, or if any of her rights were breached.
- Feb 18, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Justice Athar Minallah said on February 17 that it is not expected of a democratic government to curb freedom of expression.
- Feb 07, 2016 05:49 PM IST
In his keynote address, the "Vishwaroopam" star, who is a part of the reform committee that is going to recommend changes in the functioning of Central Board of Film Certification in India, said freedom of speech should not be taken for granted.
- Mar 25, 2015 04:58 PM IST
Logically, one would presume that an offence like defamation would be treated the same way whether committed on Twitter or in a newspaper column, a TV broadcast or a politician‘s speech.
- Mar 24, 2015 04:18 PM IST
Government on Tuesday made it clear that it differs with previous UPA regime's stand on Section 66A of IT Act, which has been scrapped by Supreme Court, and has conveyed it in writing to apex court that it respects freedom of speech and expression and is not in favour of curtailing communication of honest dissent or criticism on social media.
- Mar 24, 2015 02:04 PM IST
The intellectual parent of section 66A of the IT Act is actually the ill-defined clauses of Article 19(2) (of which more later), which either needs to be scrapped or defined more precisely so that there is less scope for abuse.
- Aug 22, 2013 03:30 PM IST
Instead of nurturing the spirit of debate, we have become aggressive, bigoted and abusive
- Jan 11, 2013 02:10 PM IST
Getting rid of Section 66A of the IT Act would be a first step in the right direction says Karuna Nundy
- Nov 30, 2012 05:50 PM IST
Union Minister for Communication, Information and Technology, Kapil Sibals website was hacked by hacktivist group Anonymous Indian arm today.
- Sep 22, 2011 11:05 AM IST
Earlier this month, a case of "Twitter terrorism" was reported in Mexico, which could have led to a major civil rights breach.
- Sep 08, 2011 11:35 AM IST
Two social media users in Mexico had wrongly reported an armed attack on a local school in Veracruz. This report that they spread on Twitter, understandably, created a lot of panic.