BY Lawrence Liang| IN OPINION |24/06/2010
The legislative intention of hate speech laws seem to be on a permanent collision course with their real effects. Rather than protecting minorities from the vitriolic outbursts of the law has been consistently used by an intolerant majority whose sen
BY Lawrence Liang| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |23/06/2010
A historical analysis of the development of free speech in cinema and broadcasting reveals the importance of the individual’s viewership rights,
BY Lawrence Liang| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/06/2010
The first real strain on the seamless fabric of the constitution and on press freedom emerged in the context of three decisions, one by the Patna High Court and two by the Supreme Court.
BY Lawrence Liang| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/05/2010
While the state provided no special right to the press, the judiciary was forced to expand the scope of the Constitutional provisions,
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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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