BY Rakesh Shukla| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/09/2011
If privileges of our elected representatives are not codified, they can be misused,
BY Rakesh Shukla| IN CENSORSHIP |20/03/2011
It is difficult to imagine renderings of Kabir would promote superstition, obscurantism or invoke contempt for communities or stoke hindu-muslim divisiveness,
BY Rakesh Shukla| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/12/2010
The directive of a Delhi metropolitan magistrate to police to file an FIR charging sedition against the writer and the Kashmiri separatist leader,
BY Rakesh Shukla| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/04/2010
The present definition of criminal contempt is arbitrary and can lead to unreasonable restrictions on freedom of speech.
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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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