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Freedom of Expression

Twitter removes 50 tweets critical of India’s Covid management

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement that when it receives a valid legal request, it reviews it under both the Twitter Rules and local law.

Social media and freedom of expression

Misuse of social media demands need for formal censorship, while there are also fears of violation of civil rights of people as a consequence

Journalism in age of infodemic

Increasing use of sedition charges against journalists is an attempt to stifle press freedom and independent media

Chechen, 18, suspected of beheading teacher in France

Visibly moved, the president said that "the entire nation" stood ready to defend teachers and that "obscurantism will not win".

Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

"Police had arrived at the scene after receiving a call about a suspicious individual loitering near the school."

New China law a ‘serious risk’ to Hong Kong’s freedoms: UN experts

The law, which criminalises secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces, carries a maximum life sentence and has intimidated many protesters into silence.

Twitter hires ex-FBI lawyer involved in Trump campaign probe

The hiring comes as the micro-blogging platform is under fire for alleged bias against conservatives, including flagging Trump's controversial tweets on glorifying violence.

KA Paul wants TS, AP govts to stop screening of RGV’s movie

Addressing a press conference via Skype from New York, Paul accused Varma of portraying him in the movie without his permission

UN experts urge probe of Rohingya killings in Bangladesh

"We urge the Bangladeshi government to carry out an independent, impartial and effective investigation into all deaths that have occurred with regards to this case."

Vulgar videos made on Chinese apps now infiltrate WhatsApp

"The lack of any effective prosecution under Section 67 has let the people believe that they can circulate vulgar videos with impunity."

Stifling the freedom

Arbitrary approach and authoritarian misuse of laws by governments will destroy press freedom and free speech

Editors Guild condemns arrest of journalists over objectionable content

The Guild sees it as an effort to intimidate the press and stifle freedom of expression

Of press freedom and confident women

This week's reads focus on what journalism and censorship are all about, and how women must overcome people-pleasing

Genocides begin in language

Hate speech and propaganda construct identities that then become the embodied real in the form of living victims for further action

Melting pot of fears and threats

Increasing attacks on those who do not fall in line and censoring freedom of expression will devour development

Let a thousand flowers bloom

Our getting increasingly intolerant to ideas we differ with places the democratic polity in serious jeopardy.

More than 50 prominent authors ask Chinese President to free Liu Xia

Liu Xia was last seen publicly on July 15 in photos of the memorial service for her dissident husband, who died of liver cancer while in custody two days earlier.

Regulation is important for democracy to survive, says Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu said that no one can hurt anyone's feeling or create social tensions in the name of freedom of expression.

Didn’t intend to bully, says Sehwag on Gurmehar

Sehwag, whose earlier tweet drew widespread criticism including from Kaur's college teachers, clarified that bullying wasn't his intention.

Free speech in Indian universities under threat: Amnesty

Clashes at Ramjas College here illustrate the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday.

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