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Explain sedition charges against cartoonist, court tells police


September 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday said it will create a framework on slapping a sedition charge in future as it heard a public interest litigation ... Read more...

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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against "peaceful protesters" agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.Terming ... Read more...

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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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SC against guidelines on court reporting, allows curbs (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said there can be no blanket guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters across the board but postponement of reporting ... Read more...

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No guidelines to regulate media reporting, says SC (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that there can be no blanket guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters but restrictions could be sought in ... Read more...

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Court declines plea on blocking of web pages


September 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking the quashing of a government notification blocking web pages containing "inflammatory and ... Read more...

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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Russia condemns attacks on journalists in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has strongly condemned attacks on journalists in Syria and has called on countries that have influence on Syrian rebels to take steps to ensure ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap on personal communications (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside an order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Mulayam to take up ‘anti-Islam’ comments on Facebook with PM


July 11th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Objecting to "anti-Islam" material like cartoons and comments on sites such as Facebook, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday called for a blanket ... Read more...

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Report sought on psychiatrists’ use to suppress Kudankulam stir


July 10th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the home ministry on the government deciding to use psychiatrists to counsel activists opposing ... Read more...

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Basic rights denied at Kudankulam: Report


June 4th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The central and Tamil Nadu governments should stop harassing people protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and withdraw cases registered against them, a report ... Read more...

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WHO warns against tobacco industry pushing sales


May 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged governments in Southeast Asia to beware of the tobacco industry's interference in tobacco control programme by targeting the ... Read more...

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Protest belies long tradition of cartoons in India (Comment)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The uproar over a cartoon in a school textbook and the undue haste shown by the government in withdrawing the book were both out of place and uncalled for. This, apart ... Read more...

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Cartoon row serious, needs debate, says Congress


May 15th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said it was all for freedom of expression, but cartoons "denigrating" politicians in NCERT books was a serious issue and it needed ... Read more...

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Let Chen go to US, say Chinese experts


May 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Bling Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is most likely to lose his influence once he leaves for the US, a Chinese expert said in remarks published Thursday.The ... Read more...

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US hopes for further ‘democratisation’ in Russia


May 9th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has expressed hope that the process of democratisation will continue in Russia and the Russian citizens' rights will be respected following Vladimir ... Read more...

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Journalists must know their limits: Apex court (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it wanted journalists to know their limits in reporting court proceedings even as the central government favoured framing of guidelines ... Read more...

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Social media a reality: Khurshid


April 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook ... Read more...

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Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests


April 19th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be ... Read more...

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Newspaper society opposes fresh norms on court reporting


April 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Newspapers Society (INS) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that there was no need for any "further or fresh guidelines" on regulating media reporting ... Read more...

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‘Right to fair trial can’t overshadow freedom of speech’ (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A person's right to free and fair trial enjoys no primacy over the right to freedom of speech and expression of the media, senior counsel ... Read more...

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‘Right to fair trial can’t overshadow freedom of speech’


April 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A person's right to free and fair trial enjoys no primacy over the right to freedom of speech and expression of the media, senior counsel ... Read more...

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Toongate: Kolkata continues to protest


April 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal ... Read more...

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Professor, neighbour arrested for Mamata cartoon (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) No laughing matter, this. A Jadavpore University professor was arrested here early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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Don’t be party to curtailing press freedom: Shanti Bhushan


April 10th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do not be a party in curtailing the freedom of the press, a lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.Senior counsel Shanti Bhushan, appearing for mediapersons, ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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Social media content creators need protection: Experts


March 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams Imran Khan at India Today conclave


March 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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Give self-regulation some time: Soni tells media (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rejecting any attempt to impose censorship, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday urged the media industry to "give the self-regulation process some ... Read more...

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Supreme Court blasts Delhi Police for Ramdev crackdown (Second Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on Delhi Police for the midnight crackdown on Ramdev and his followers here last year that killed ... Read more...

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Unesco condemns murders of two journalists in Brazil


February 21st, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Monday condemned the murders of two journalists in Brazil.Mario Randolfo, the editor of the Web site Vassouras na ... Read more...

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