Category : India

“You cannot report on anything that is not confirmed by the government,” Indian journalists report

alt information“It’s as if media is an opponent. It is as if asking questions of the government is crime, or a politically motivated exercise,” Indian journalist Anuradha Sharma reports on journalism under threat.

Podcast: Is there a global crisis for local newspapers?

alt informationSpring podcast with Karoline Kan, Ian Murray and Sinead Corr exploring the future of local news.

India’s sedition law is a dangerous hangover from British colonialism

alt informationIt's been 72 years since India gained independence from Britain, but sedition remains entrenched not only in law, but in the mindset of successive governments

Why I worry about India’s media

alt informationIndia's prime minister seeks to create an unquestioning press, writes John Lloyd

India: Love, Simon release indefinitely delayed

alt informationIndians took to Twitter to express their frustration after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) pushed the release of the film Love Simon back indefinitely.

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