From internet blackouts to violent attacks, India & South Asia saw new threats to free speech & expression online in 2017

In 2017, India and other South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of speech & expression.

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Behind Narendra Modi: The growing influence of the India lobby

Narendra Modi and Donald Trump each have a corporate style of administration. Modi’s frequent visits to the US have reinvigorated both India-US ties and Indian lobbying

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Triple Talaq Bill: Rushing to Judgement (A Lawyer’s Lament)

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights On Marriage) Bill, 2017, is no doubt a piece of progressive social legislation, well

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When Silence Is Not An Option

At a time when fundamentalism and religious obscurantism are gaining a toehold all over the world, it behoves India, as one of the world’s most ancient, tolerant civilisations, to act as the beacon for guiding the world through increasingly stormy waters

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Pune Police Harasses Women, Assaults Reporter

“The officers were unhelpful and grossly altered the statements, outrightly refusing to include certain parts of the testimony. All attempts were made to dissuade the witnesses from giving their statements.”

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