Freedom of Expression

Arnab Goswami arrest no attack on press freedom

Arnab Goswami arrest no attack on press freedom

November 5, 2020

Moments after a team of Raigad police officials raided residence of Arnab Goswami, managing director of Republic Media Network, on Wednesday and arrested him on charges of abetment to suicide a strong and sharp response came from the ruling BJP and several union ministers slammin...

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Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in India

Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in India

August 18, 2020

Supreme Court’s Friday ruling holding noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court has been roundly criticised by lawyers, former judges, retired bureaucrats and the media as an attack on freedom of expression by the guardians of the Constitution. “Supre...

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Slam poetry culture in India

Slam poetry culture in India

August 11, 2020

Slam poetry culture has become popular over the last few years. Performer-audience interactions, lack of age restrictions and creative liberty it provides, makes slam poetry a hit among new generation artistes. “Slam poetry provides the kind of freedom of expression that writte...

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KIFF 2019 ends on a successful note

KIFF 2019 ends on a successful note

November 17, 2019

The week-long celebrations of world cinema at the Kolkata International Film Festival came to an end on November 15 at a great note.

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Multifaceted artist Girish Karnad passes away at 81

Multifaceted artist Girish Karnad passes away at 81

June 10, 2019

Noted playwright-actor-director and activist Girish Karnad breathed his last today in Bengaluru at the age of 81.

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Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

December 27, 2018

"How much more freedom do you need in a country?" asks actor Anupam Kher in response to Naseeruddin Shah’s statement criticising mob violence and lynching incidents in the country.

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