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‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

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‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

Calcutta (Jan 1) Attempts made to “fabricate and distort history” is a terror of a different nature, , says Professor K M Shrimali,  president general of Indian History Congress, expressing concern over the shrinking space for reason and debate in the country, reports PTI. The sole agenda behind RSS-BJP trying to rewrite history is to […]

Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

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Reuters journalists in Burmese prison

YANGON: Two Reuters journalists arrested in Burma (Myanmar) will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, says Reuters, quoting local media. They were arrested after being invited to meet police officials over dinner on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon on Dec 12. Reporters Wa Lone and […]

Let’s have Freedom After Speech

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Let’s have Freedom After Speech

Freedom of speech is under attack! Even more so, as somebody said just recently … Freedom of speech is only meaningful if there is freedom after speech. Over the past three years, we have observed carefully how difficult it is becoming to have freedom after speech. Criticize Prime Minister Modi and his moves, question flawed […]

India rubbishes official US report on religious freedom violations

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India rubbishes official US report on religious freedom violations

New Delhi: The Indian government was  severely critical of an official US government report that claimed religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory” in 2015 as religious tolerance had “deteriorated” and that violations of religious freedom had “increased”. The report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom also named some top BJP […]

Press Freedom and Jailed Journos

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Press Freedom and Jailed Journos

Yesterday, May 3rd was Press Freedom Day. But is the press really free? It is estimated that 199 journalists were jailed last year and 110 killed (2015). Each year on World Press Freedom Day we hear the horrific stories of endangered journalists. In addition to news, the internet brings us dispatches of attacks on journalists […]