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Freedom Of Press

Dalai Lama Hails Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov For Winning Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Dalai Lama said he was happy to learn that this year's prize had been given to the two journalists for their efforts to defend freedom of expression.

Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Awarded To Journalists Maria Ressa And Dmitry Muratov

Oct 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The journalists have been awarded Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression.

1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was responding to a written question by DMK member Tiruchi Siva regarding the total number of people imprisoned under the UAPA in the country at present.

Wipe Out Sedition From The Penal Book Completely

Jun 16, 2021 Colin Gonsalves

A law which is prone to so much misuse should have no place in the statute book

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"

30 April, 2021

Sedition Cases Against People Seeking Help Is Curtailment Of Freedom Of Speech: Former SC Judge

Outlook Web Bureau

Justice Madan B Lokur cited a recent incident in UP involving a man who tweeted for help-seeking oxygen for his 88-year-old grandfather and the Amethi police booked him.

08 April, 2021

J-K Police Ban Live Coverage Of Encounters, Law-And-Order Situations

Naseer Ganai

It is an attack on freedom of press, say journalist bodies

04 April, 2021

Press Council Seeks Tripura Govt’s Response On Complaint About Open Threat To Journalists

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had said in September last year that some newspapers are 'getting over-excited and trying to confuse people. Neither history nor I will forgive them'

30 March, 2021

Defamation Law Meant To Curb Free Speech, Needs To Be Revoked: Patricia Mukhim

Midhat Fatimah

Patricia Mukhim, editor of ‘Shillong Times’ speaks to Outlook about free speech, the need for journalists to unite, and the criminal case against her that was recently quashed by the Supreme Court.

17 March, 2021

Will India Print Its Own Version Of A Global Democracy Report? Know Details

Outlook Web Bureau

Discussions about an Indian think tank publishing such reports were on even before the US Freedom House and V-Dem downgraded India's status

06 January, 2021

Hot Off The Press: Documentary About Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Debuts On-Demand

Associated Press (AP)

After a two-week run in about 200 theatres, 'The Dissident' will be available for rent on places like iTunes, Amazon and Roku.


16 December, 2020

Record Number Of Journalists Have Been Jailed This Year Globally

Associated Press (AP)

This is the fifth straight year where at least 250 journalists were in custody, representing a crackdown on press freedom by repressive governments

07 December, 2020

SC Refuses To Quash FIRs Against TV Anchor Over Remarks Against Sufi Saint


FIRs were filed against Amish Devgan for his alleged defamatory remark against saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a news debate on June 15.

28 November, 2020

Editors Guild Protests Press Council's ‘Ominous’ Advisory Against Foreign Content

Outlook Web Bureau

The Guild feels the warning against 'unregulated circulation' of foreign content could lead to censorship

23 November, 2020

Patricia Mukhim Case Reflection Of Threat To Freedom Of Speech In India, Says Editors Guild


The criminal complaint was filed in response to her Facebook post in July 2020 over a skirmish between tribal and non-tribal youth in Lawsohtun at a basketball court.

21 November, 2020

Kerala Governor Signs Police Act Amendment To Counter 'Social Media Abuse'


The amendment stipulates imprisonment or fine for those who publish or disseminate content to insult or defame people through social media.

20 November, 2020

Worried About Misreporting By Media In Siddique Kappan Case: CJI SA Bobde


The court has listed the matter for further hearing next week.


16 November, 2020

'Democracy Cannot Survive Without a Free and Fearless Press', Says VP Venkaiah Naidu


Avoid sensationalism, keep opinion separate from news, and focus on development reporting, says Naidu in a virtual message on National Press Day.

Photo Gallery

Nearly two dozen followers of Mahatma Gandhi opposing the restoration project of the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Gujarat cover their mouths with black clothes and hold placards during a peaceful protest in Hyderabad....

AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

A potter prepares earthen lamps ahead of Diwali Festival, in Mathura.

PTI Photo

Applicants appear in UPPSC ACF, Forest Range Officer (RFO) exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPSC) at an examination centre in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

An engineman of Kolkata Metro Railway offer prayer at the pilot seat during the farewell ceremony of 'Non-AC Metro rakes' on the occasion of 37th foundation Day of Metro Railway, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha (R) during a public rally in Jammu.

PTI Photo

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu