Category : India

Leading Nepal editor speaks out about independent media facing censorship in South Asia

alt informationAfter 29 years of circulation, Himal Southasian, which claims to be the only analytical and regional news magazine for South Asia, will cease to publish as of November 2016.

In conversation with Timothy Garton Ash: A blueprint for freer speech

alt informationThe professor of European Studies at Oxford University talks to Index on Censorship about his new book Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

Underground music around the world playlist

alt informationIn some countries, there have been flourishing underground music scenes sprouting up in the last few years, despite a continuing trend of censorship of the arts and governmental suppression

Protest around the world

alt informationAs demonstrations against corruption and the failure to provide basic services sweep Lebanon, we look at how authorities deal with mass protests around the world.

Harsh Ghildiyal: Defamation is not a crime

alt informationIndex on Censorship youth advisory board member Harsh Ghildiyal explains why he thinks India's criminal defamation laws are not reasonable

Padraig Reidy: Women are denied the right to exist in public space — even in death

alt informationWhether openly hateful or couched in “protective” metaphor, the message to women is always clear: public interaction is for men, and at best, you are here by our permission

Free speech in India: Uptick in defamation, attacks on media cause for concern

The state of free speech in India remains a cause for concern judging by the rise in recorded attacks on the media and the increasing use of defamation suits -- the most marked trends in 2014.

Jaspreet Singh: Ghosts of 1984

The novelist shares his memories of the aftermath of the assassination of then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and its devastating impact on the country's Sikh citizens

India: Frontline Freespeech Workshop, 24 Sept

Index on Censorship in association with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, India, invite you to a workshop to launch Frontline Freespeech, a pilot project seeking to amplify the voice of individuals under pressure.

India’s Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter

alt informationPrime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift with India's mainstream press. Mahima Kaul reports

Are India’s internet laws ready for the digital age?

alt informationThe Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India have launched an interactive slide show exploring how India’'s internet and technology laws are holding back economic innovation and freedom of expression.