Friday, June 21, 2024

Topic: Free speech

India: Twitter moves court against government’s blocking orders

Twitter has moved the Karnataka High Court on 5 July in an attempt to set aside multiple blocking orders of the Union government as well as to amend their directions to identify specific violative content rather than imposing an umbrella ban on individual accounts.

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter, pitch to go private

Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for about $41 billion, saying the social media needs to go private to see effective changes. Musk's price of...

I&B Ministry bans Malayalam news channel Mediaone TV

India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Monday suspended the telecast of Malayalam news television channel Mediaone TV citing "security concerns". The news was...

Trudeau condemns France attack, But says free speech has limits

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned a deadly attack in the French city of Nice as a 'heinous' act of terrorism, but added that...

The Bridgeport Herald Wages an Important Free Speech Fight

Rarely has an American play met with the kind of government opposition that Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty faced in 1935. Mayors and police departments forbade the staging of the play in a number of cities and stopped performances mid-play in others. Audience and cast members were arrested for protesting police actions. Locally, the Bridgeport Sunday Herald rallied to the cause of the play after it was banned in New Haven and thus played an important and honorable role in defending free speech.

Universities must be the bastions of free speech, says President Pranab Mukherjee

Ancient Nalanda was known for the high level of debate and discussion it nurtured. It was not a mere geographical expression but it reflected an idea and a culture.