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Indian cartoonist jailed on sedition charges


September 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cartoonist in India has been imprisoned for two weeks on sedition charges because of his drawings that were made in a satirical manner on the ... Read more...

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Cartoonist’s arrest an over-stretch: Congress


September 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday termed arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as a bit of an "over-stretch" but said "there are certain emblems and national ... Read more...

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Black woman held in Britain for racist rant


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A middle-aged black woman has been arrested in the British capital on suspicion of committing a racial offence, after she screamed expletives at white passengers on ... Read more...

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‘Detaining Chinese blogger for mocking officials unlawful’


June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) In a case of justice delayed being justice denied, a Chinese blogger detained for a year after mocking a top officials' alleged interference in judicial procedure ... Read more...

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Government wants consensus on rules on internet content (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government Thursday said it does not stand for censorship and regulation of free speech and assured Rajya Sabha members that it will evolve a ... Read more...

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Former IMF chief jeered at Cambridge varsity


March 10th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) At least two people were arrested as protesters scuffled with police and jeered at former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was invited to ... Read more...

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Bizarre case of India versus the Internet (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
It isn't just one angry Indian against Google and Facebook. Internet freedom is on trial in India! The ham-handed, state-backed censorship of Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literary Festival earlier ... Read more...

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FBI software to scan tweets to predict crimes


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) American intelligence agency FBI is reportedly developing new software to scan social networks Twitter and Facebook to look for emerging threats and predict crimes.The FBI ... Read more...

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Muslim groups stifled free speech: Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Calling the scrapping of his video conferencing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) as "awful", writer Salman Rushdie Tuesday said a threat of violence by ... Read more...

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Rushdie shut out of Jaipur, even via videolink (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after his book "The Satanic Verses" was banned, India-born Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Hate censorship, but freedom often misused: Omar


December 6th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said he was against censorship of online content, but added that freedom of speech was often misused."I ... Read more...

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New software to access blocked websites


August 11th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new system by which you will now be able to access blocked internet websites. This radical new approach could render internet virtually ... Read more...

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US civil liberties group cautions Harvard on action against Swamy


July 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) As the controversy over an article written by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy snowballed, a US civil liberties group cautioned Harvard University on taking action against ... Read more...

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Koran burning US pastor jailed


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Terry Jones, the controversial US pastor who hit the international headlines after planning to burn Koran on the 9/11-terror attack anniversary last year, has been jailed for refusing ... Read more...

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Facebook to block contents in some countries


April 21st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Facebook is likely to block content in some countries, as the company faces uncomfortable positions for providing 'too much' free speech."We are occasionally held in uncomfortable positions ... Read more...

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Want to sue for libel? Now, prove your reputation was harmed!


March 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Now, celebrities and other individuals should prove that their reputations were harmed to sue for libel.The UK government has published a draft defamation Bill that said companies ... Read more...

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Bigfoot film-maker sues US state over free speech


March 9th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampshire, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A film-maker is suing the state of New Hampshire claiming that the state’s park rangers infringe on his freedom of speech.Jonathan Doyle had dressed himself in ... Read more...

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Social networking sites Facebook & Twitter absent from ‘free speech pact’


March 8th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The proposed ‘Free Speech Pact’ amongst some tech websites seem to be in danger after some top websites failed to sign up for it.The initiative of ... Read more...

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Courtney Love to pay over $400K to settle Twitter lawsuit


March 4th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, March 4 (ANI): Courtney Love has reportedly agreed to pay 430,000 dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a fashion designer who claimed her career was ambushed by the rocker's defamatory ... Read more...

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Assange seeks to register his name as trademark


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.3 (ANI): Wikileak founder Julian Assange is seeking to register his name as an entertainment service trademark in Britain.But the move by the 39-year-old Australian has been described as "bizarre" in ... Read more...

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Julian Assange seeks to register name as trademark


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are seeking to register his name as an entertainment services trademark in Britain.The application seeks to protect his name in ... Read more...

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American jihadist sentenced to 25 yrs over ‘South Park’, Facebook death threats


February 25th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Zachary Chesser, an American Muslim convert and college dropout, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three charges, including threatening the ... Read more...

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Becks’ $25m lawsuit over ‘cheating claims’ thrown out


February 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): David Beckham has lost his bid to sue a magazine, which claimed the soccer ace cheated on his wife with a hooker.An American court has thrown out ... Read more...

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Ex-US President Carter sued for five million dollars over falsehoods in ‘Palestine’ book


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2(ANI): Former United States President Jimmy Carter is facing a five million dollar-plus lawsuit over his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid", which was published by 'Simon and Schuster' in November ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks founder Assange’s mum says Oz PM is a US sycophant


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Townsville (Queensland, Australia), Feb.1 (ANI): The mother of the founder of the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange has launched a scathing attack on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, calling her a ... Read more...

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US’ efforts to prosecute me ‘a warning that all journalists will be next’: Assange


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' that recently released hundreds of secret US diplomatic cables, has said that efforts made by America to prosecute him on ... Read more...

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Author of ‘Paedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’ arrested


December 21st, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 21 (ANI): The author of the guidebook 'Paedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct' has been arrested.Phillip R. Greaves, who was detained in Colorado and ... Read more...

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Facebook’s decision to guard ‘illegal contents’ spurs debate over free speech on internet


December 13th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): The step taken by social networking site Facebook to establish a "hate and harassment team" as part of a virtual police squad charged with taking down content ... Read more...

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Amazon stops hosting WikiLeaks


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Amazon, after facing criticism for hosting WikiLeaks, has cut off the whistleblowing website from its servers, it was reported here Thursday.Following calls from US senators ... Read more...

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‘China-Norway ties affected by Nobel Peace Prize’


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China Thursday said its relations with Norway had been affected by the Nobel committee's decision to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to "convicted criminal" Liu Xiaobo."I think ... Read more...

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Apex court puts off order on Amar Singh, Jaya Prada plea (Lead)


November 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on a petition by Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh and actress-turned-MP Jaya Prada pleading that they should not attract disqualification ... Read more...

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Residents Of Missouri Town Block Westboro Protestors From Soldier’s Funeral


November 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell, 34, died on October 24 from his injuries while serving in Afghanistan. However, to some media outlets the death of ... Read more...

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BJP demands Geelani, Arundhati Roy’s arrest


October 26th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded the arrest of separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and writer-activist Arundhati Roy, terming their remarks on Kashmir as "objectionable" ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says police to take actions against speeches by Geelani


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.22 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Friday that the Delhi police will take action in accordance to law over the speeches made by the Kashmiri separatist ... Read more...

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Geelani will be punished if sedition charges proved: Chidambaram (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After strong criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government would take action against Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali ... Read more...

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