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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Fake news propagators are active in Karnataka following the  hung assembly results. Boomlive reports that posts like this one on Twitter are fake news, using a video dating back to attacks on churches in Karnataka in 2008,  to claim that BJP cadres in Mangalore had just attacked a church to "to install bhagwa and bjp flags and celebrate victory of a BJP majority".  It was posted by a Mohammed Mohsin who Boomlive claims appears to be a Congress supporter.               

Editorial writers on Thursday morning either did some plain speaking on what they thought of the Karnataka governor's decision to swear in a BJP government--ET, TOI, and   Business Standard--or looked for other subjects to write on--HT, The Hindu and  Mint. The Indian Express chose to ignore the messy ground reality and focus loftily on what the BJP's election winning prowess will mean for the future of the opposition, even if it chooses to get together. The Dainik Jagran also chose other subjects to write on.                      

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