BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/05/2018
Journalist Kamal Shukla waits for a court verdict about the sedition charge against him over posting a cartoon on Facebook
BY COLLEEN MURRELL| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/05/2018
Foreign journalists have been abandoning countries that have become too dangerous, and local journalists who replace them are now in the line of fire.
The RSF Index 2018 shows China-type media control seeping into Vietnam and Cambodia, as also Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/04/2018
With 57 dead over five years, the heads of state arriving for CHOGM will be given a code of conduct to force them to pay attention
The Supreme Court’s new ruling that poll candidates and their relatives must reveal the source of their income, infringes their fundamental right to privacy
After a spate of court orders gagging the media, two judges buck the trend in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Pachauri cases
BY OZGE OZDUZEN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/02/2018
But continuous censorship and regulation is becoming a potential catalyst for creative dissidence,
IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/02/2018
Detention and imprisonment is a means to silence those working in the unregulated media sector.
BY LAXMI MURTHY| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |24/01/2018
The cartoonist disappeared 8 years ago this day. His wife’s struggle to find him shines a light on Sri Lanka’s dismal record on enforced disappearances
BY PRASHANT THIKKAVARAPU| IN CENSORSHIP |13/01/2018
The Supreme Court’s promiscuous use of contempt laws towards criticism has led to the volcanic eruption of a press conference.
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Paid news falls within the citizen's right to free speech and the Election Commission has no business trying to stop it, according to the Delhi High Court. ET reports that while the EC thinks paid news is a major challenge to conducting free and fair elections, and 15 cases of paid news were identified in the recently concluded Karnataka polls, the HC says the EC's remit is confined to the poll expenditure of a candidate, and not the content of the advertising s/he spends on.                                                             

Journalists covering the ongoing protest of residents of the coastal town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu were at the receiving end of police violence and found their cameras and cellphones snatched. The residents were demanding immediate closure of Vedanta Sterlite's copper operations and the agitation turned bloody, leaving 9 persons dead in police firing.          

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