BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |21/01/2016
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are the states which registered the most free speech related cases in 2015.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN LAW AND POLICY |13/11/2015
From folk songs to Facebook comments, the charge of sedition is being generously applied.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |31/10/2015
The RTI Decade: Part III---RTI is proving to be a powerful tool for exposing wrongdoing but the backlog of applications and a gradual watering down of some of its provisions are weak areas. 
BY NANDITA JHA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |21/10/2015
The RTI decade—I. The first of a three-part series on ten years of the Right to Information Act.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |07/10/2015
If the personal use of digital tools is a measure of conviction, many leading politicians today, including several cabinet ministers, would fall short.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |03/10/2015
Half the country’s CMs have no truck with websites, blogs or Twitter.
BY NANDITA JHA| IN DEFAMATION |27/08/2015
Defamation cases against the media are being filed thick and fast in 2015, with the pace picking up as the year wears on.
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An impressive  battery of lawyers lined up by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India have succeeded in securing for the broadcaster an SC ruling which ensures that Prasar Bharati will no longer be able to air the mandatory sharing of sports feed on cable TV networks and pay DTH platforms.  Star India has estimated a subscription loss of Rs 970 crore and a loss of advertising revenue to the extent of Rs 245 crore since 2007 because of DD’s practice. The court has limited DD’s telecast of matches to its terrestrial network  and its Freedish. (Daily Post)                                                            

Sometimes the police balk at registering a case against a politician. Sometimes they register it and tell journalists at the same time that the allegations are baseless. Which makes you wonder with how much conviction the case will be investigated. HT reports that the Karnal police booked BJP MLA Bakshish Singh Virk and some 200 others for their alleged involvement in an attack on a journalist in Assandh.  The DSP told a reporter that an FIR had been registered but the case seemed politically motivated and without basis.                               

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