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.
In a bad year for creative freedom an astonishing variety of reasons were cited for censorship, even as the courts upheld filmmakers’ rights in some cases.
BY PRASHANT THIKKAVARAPU| IN CENSORSHIP |26/11/2017
Since the proceedings involve the CM and serious criminal allegations against him, public interest surely outweighs concerns about inaccurate reporting?
BY GEETA SESHU| IN CENSORSHIP |21/11/2017
Accounts that are satirical, expose hate speech, or are totally harmless are being blocked for ‘violating’ Facebook guidelines.
BY MANJULAA| IN CENSORSHIP |19/11/2017
The directors are indignant at their films being dropped but the reasons are somewhat more complicated than simple ‘censorship’.
The FCAT is doing a good job of overruling the CBFC’s bizarre diktats but it could be less arbitrary about its own orders
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN CENSORSHIP |20/10/2017
Are media establishments self-censoring more since this government came to power? Or were some equally mindful of the UPA’s sensitivities too?
BY MANJULAA| IN CENSORSHIP |09/09/2017
Under Prasoon Joshi, the CBFC is trying to handle film certification without cuts and make life easier for filmmakers
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal’s decisions to overrule or concur with CBFC’s rulings to deny /grant certification are equally questionable
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |20/07/2016
To muzzle the internet at the hint of trouble is to respond like paranoid dictatorships. More safeguards are needed in the law invoked,
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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.                   

The Supreme Court   asked   whether the government is trying to create a surveillance state while hearing a petition filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra on the tender for a Social Media Communication Hub. But in Kashmir, admins of Whatsapp groups have been directed to register themselves with the district administration since 2016! Last week, in Kishtwar, 21 groups have been issued notices for failing to do so.                          

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