Legal proceedings have been filed against the four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic verses. Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression.
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The autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine brings together articles from writers including Amartya Sen, Philip Pullman, Jonathan Dimbleby and Peter Kellner, and covers countries including: India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Honduras, Colombia, Afghanistan and Mali. Under discussion are development and free speech; ignored voices; digital media; reporters under fire in South America.