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Uday Shankar president of FICCI to @SreenivasanJain @ndtv talks about the #Tandav controversy and what followed. "It worries me a lot. It's a matter of concern. Anyone anywhere in this country can hold anyone to ransom. The only fundamental right today in this country is
the right to take offense and if you claim to be offended you have far greater attention. That is a source of worry. People don't want to just change the channel if they don't like something. They want capital punishment, you want to company to be shut down, you want people to
be arrested. We are in a democracy, the joy of the democracy is that we can disagree. The overall mindset in this country is that I can take matters into my hand, I can lodge an FIR, bring a bunch of people and start shouting
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Out now.

@HRW's annual review of #humanrights around the world: #Rights2021

Read @KenRoth's introduction, the individual country chapters, and a curated selection of thematic essays on rights challenges and trends here:
hrw.org/world-report/2…

thread to follow 👇🏾
2/ Advance warning/apology - this will be a narrow, parochial thread.

Read for yourself the bigger #Rights2021 report, and the chapters that interest you.

What follows below is just on issues I follow (as perhaps you may also do, seeing as we're connected over twitter)
3/ Read here what the main #humanrights concerns across the EU🇪🇺 have been during 2020.
hrw.org/news/2021/01/1…
#COVID19
Health, Unemployment, Lockdowns
Poverty and Inequality
Rule of Law
Discrimination and Racism
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Migration and Asylum A nurse holds hands with a Covid-19 patient at the intensive
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Says a non elected man whose country integrates South Asians through modern day slavery, is a center for human trafficking, where #HumanRights, #FreedomOfthePress do not exist, where prisons are filled w/ political prisoners #UAE #UAENationalDay #France⤵️ middleeasteye.net/news/uae-franc…
The United Arab Emirates (#UAE) has been ranked 131 in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index (down by 12 points in 3 years) for its severe restrictions on #FreedomOfExpression and opinion and outward repression of independent journalists.
rsf.org/en/ranking#
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#ArnabGoswamy

I have been at a certain point where I was feeling puzzled at the turn of events in our world of narratives

There is a famous TV news anchor, famous more for a theatrical presentation of his take on and choice of narratives

@lalitha_jr
@anexcommie
#RepublicTV

He took on the high, mighty, corrupt, murderous, execrable & monstrous folks – no doubt.

He raised the voice on matters that other news media refused to even acknowledge.

@GunduHuDuGa
@HelloNNewman
#ReleaseArnab

He took a contra position against the MSM presentations and garnered market leadership through his channels – both in English & Hindi

Clearly, his agenda worked with the masses & his audience size too grew.

@kpkarthikbabu
@almightykarthik
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There are 400 plus TV news channels in India and several riddled with conflict of interests.

Here is a detailed report (by Pen International) of how #FreedomOfThePress has taken a hit.

India: Pursuing truth in the face of intolerance
ruralindiaonline.org/library/resour…

[Follow thread]
This September 2018 report focuses on the atrocities in India against independent and critical journalists, writers, and academics since 2014. India is languishing at #142 in the #WorldPressFreedomIndex 2020.
The report has essays by journalists Raksha Kumar and Nilanjana Roy, advocate Gautam Bhatia, and cultural critic Apoorvanand – discuss legal threats, pressures on editors, threats of violence, challenges to academic freedom, and the chilling effect all of this has had on writing.
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WELL AS I HAVE SAID #piersmorgan WHEN YOU BEATING DOWN YOUR SON ON #Tweeter FOR DARE HAVING A VIEW/OPINION ON WHAT HE FELT THIS QUITE RIGHTLY TO #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO BEAT HIM DOWN ON @PublicIssues IN @Public JUST SHOWS WHAT A SADISTIC
HEARTLESS MAN, IF THAT IS THE CORRECT TERM TO USE WHEN DESCRIBING SOMEONE AS LOW AND SELFLESS AS YOURSELF SIR.

LIKE @GREATBritain TREATED YOUR MOTHER, HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME FOR THE MANY MR MORGAN, JUST AS THE #NHSheroes WHO HAVE NEVER SHOWN MYSELF OR #MySon #AmbroseGGBall THE
SAME TREATMENT SHOWN TO #WhiteLivesMatter PRETTY MUCH HOW YOUR @metpoliceuk @MHewittNPCC DEPUTY #Commissioner OF @PoliceChiefs WHO TELLS #whitepride THAT HE WILL FOLLOW UP ANY FORM OF INTIMIDATION CARRIED OUT BY HIS @MetTaskforce WHO ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB TO SERVE US
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WITH @IamEddieIsOk WHO IS NO BETTER @HampsteadR #AKA @quietkristen WHO IS JUST AS MUCH AS THE GAME PLAYER AS ANYONE ELSE ImageImage
WITH @StopBullyingGov @davidicke MATE @RichieAllenShow PLUGGING @wedger_jon WHY HE FEELS HE CAN HAVE #Pity ON ME WHO CALLED ME THE #liar WHILE WEDGER MAKES MONEY AS I AM DENIED #compensation. ImageImage
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India test-fires 10 missiles in 35 days. It is not a coincidence - india news - Hindustan Times

India is finally Speaking the Language China understands Most

#ModiHaiToMumkinHai
#IndiastandswithTaiwan
#IndiaChinaFaceOff
#StrongHaveFriendsWeakEnemies
m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ind…
Why Indian Americans must ensure #JoeBiden is defeated in #USElection2020

He was the Senator who sabotaged India's efforts to procure and develop Cryogenic Engines.

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#IndiansWithTrump
#TrumpAWinner
Back in 1992, Joe Biden made sure that India does not get access to cryogenic tech for its space programme
#JoeBidenIsSick
#JoeBidenIsRacist
#JoeBidenIsRacist
#Trump2020Landslide
#TrumpPence2020
#JoeBidenKamalaHarris2020
tfipost.com/2020/10/back-i… #America #JoeBiden via @tfipost
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HORRENDOUS ORDER by #DelhiHC to ask @ByRakeshSimha to delete following tweets which he made against @IndiaToday & its corrupts-practices. Nothing defamatory in these tweets. Big MISTAKE by Judge #RajivShakder to restrain Rakesh like this. BLATANT attack on #FreedomOfExpression👈 Image
HC asked him to delete the tweets, so I guess he'll have to comply. There is no time-frame given though in order for deletion, but next date of hearing is Nov-19. Such a SHAM order by this HC judge. As u said, he should go to SC and wake them up midnight!
Fortunately, I took screenshot of @ByRakeshSimha's tweet-thread against @IndiaToday👇

Tweeples can read and make their own judgement on these and SHAM HC-Order!

Mr @aroonpurie Instead of such defamation cases, U should respond point-by-point to Rakesh!
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The #SupremeCourt declines to entertain a PIL which sought a declaration that there is no Freedom of Expression as regards subjudice matters and final orders except to the extent of fair and true reporting.

CJI Bobde: Read the law and you'll find what you're saying is the law. Image
Petitioner in person, Dr. Subhash Vijayran: Issue is how the media is acting these days and the faith of the people in the Court is getting eroded.

CJI Bobde: Your motives are good and noble but you are trying to get a relief which we cannot give.
CJI Bobde: It is like saying nobody should commit murder... It is true that nobody should commit murder but how can an order be passed for this. You withdraw the petition, we will not dismiss it.

(Petitioner withdraws PIL)

#SupremeCourtOfIndia
#FreedomOfExpression
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Today the Spanish Inquisition (aka Supreme Court, its historical heir) will take out of office the President of Catalonia @QuimTorraiPla
#StandUpForCatalonia
His crime was hanging a banner in the Catalan Government premises that demands the same as the UN working group on arbitrary detentions #FreeCatalanPoliticalPrisoners
#FreedomOfExpression

bit.ly/3hwgA6o
What do you think about that Ms. @vonderleyen #SOTEU2020
Catalans are EU citizens, netto payers of your gages and privileges. We are treated as 2nd class citizens in Spain AND in the EU. Stop ignoring us, we also deserve to be treated with respect+dignity!
#StandUpForCatalonia Image
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۱- پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے رہنما جناب امجد علی خان صاحب نے #مسلم_لیگ_ن کے #سائبر_کرائمز_بل کو فسطائ قرار دیا ۔ اس پر محترمہ @NasimZehra صاحبہ ، اویس لغاری صاحب، میں اور محترمہ @FariehaAziz باجماعت آبدیدہ ہوگئے

مکمل : dailymotion.com/video/x2o718a

#PECA #CyberCrimeBill #FATF
پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے رہنما جناب امجد علی خان صاحب نے #مسلم_لیگ_ن کے #سائبر_کرائمز_بل پر تنقید کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ قانون کو صحیح کیونکہ قانون لوگوں کے لیئے ہوتا ہے ۔ اس پر سب لوگ آبدیدہ ہوئے
@NasimZehra @FariehaAziz

مکمل : dailymotion.com/video/x2o718a

#FATF #CyberCrimeBill #PECA
1 - PTI Leader Mr Amjad Ali Khan declared that #PMLN wants to bring in #Fascist Government via Draconian #CyberCrimeBill !

Full : dailymotion.com/video/x2o718a |
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Ms @NasimZehra , Ms @FariehaAziz , Mr Awais Leghari & me literally wept 😂 #PECA #FreedomOfExpression #PressFreedom
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Selective #FreedomOfExpression?

#1. Dissent a “Safety Valve” of democracy.

#2. Labelling Dissent Anti-National Strikes at Heart of Democracy.

#3. Bombay HC forces deletion of 4 scenes from #JollyLLB2.

#4. #SudarshanNews show on #UPSCjihad is banned by #SupremeCourt ImageImageImageImage
If Media favors Ecosystem's ideological narrative,
Then Its Media Freedom, any opposition is Media gagging.

If Media doesn't favors Ecosystem's ideological narrative,
Then Media running agenda, Its #MediaTrials ImageImage
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Is de strafwet van 1846 voor beledigen van het koninghuis grondwettelijk? Dank aan het uitleveringsprocess van de rapper @valtonyc weten wij binnenkort meer ervan.
#VrijeMeningsuiting #FreedomOfExpression
La loi pénale de 1846 pour insulte à la Maison royale est-elle constitutionnelle ? Grâce au processus d’extradition du rappeur @valtonyc nous en saurons bientôt plus.
#Liberté d'expression #FreedomOfExpression
Ist das Strafgesetz von 1846 wegen Beleidigung des Königshauses verfassungskonform? Dank des Auslieferungsprozesses des Rappers @valtonyc werden wir bald mehr darüber wissen. #FreieMeinungsÄusserung #FreedomOfExpression
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بریگیڈیئر امتیاز کے مطابق تحریک انصاف کے رہنما غلام مصطفی کھر کے پاکستان دشمن ایجنسیوں سے تعلقات ہیں

Brigadier (R) Imtiaz Ahmed says " #PTI Leader Mr Ghulam Mustafa Khar" enjoys relations with Hostile Intelligence Agencies (2009 #ARYNEWS )

#میں_بھی_ابصار_ہوں_غدار_ہوں
نواز شریف صاحب کے دوسرے دور ۱۹۹۷ تا ۱۹۹۹ میں صحافت و صحافیوں سے حکومت برسرپیکار ہوئ اور بہت بھاری قیمت چلائ ملاحظہ فرمائیں

35 journalists on govt's 'hit list'
asianstudies.github.io/area-studies/S… (05 June 1999 Dawn)
#CyberCrimeBill #Pakistan #HateSpeech #PressFreedom #FreedomOfExpression ImageImage
From Archives 👉 Pakistan Frees Journalist It Held for Sedition
nytimes.com/1999/06/03/wor…

Pakistani Government drops sedition charges against @najamsethi (3 June 1999)

#میں_بھی_ابصار_ہوں_غدار_ہوں
#CyberCrimeBill #Pakistan #HateSpeech #PressFreedom #FreedomOfExpression Image
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Prashant Bhushan to address media at 11 am as he deposits ₹1 fine to the Supreme Court for Contempt of Court.

Discussion hosted by CJAR & Swaraj Abhiyan on “Freedom of speech and judiciary”, begins. @AnjaliB_ briefs the audience on the case background.

@pbhushan1 ImageImage
Despite him giving a very clear explanation on why he had given the tweets... the Court went ahead and declared @pbhushan1 guilty of contempt: @AnjaliB_ recounts

Today Prashant is going to be given the ₹1 fine. A review petition is being filed against the judgment: @AnjaliB_
Today will also see a discussion on "Freedom of speech and the Judiciary" which will see the participation of:

Justice (Retd.) Madan Lokur;
N Ram;
Aruna Roy; and
Yogendra Yadav.

The discussion will be moderated by Anjali Bhardwaj.

@nramind
@_YogendraYadav
@AnjaliB_
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@SureshChavhanke speaks to @SreeIyer1 about his recent program about 140% increase of Ms in the Indian Civil Services being stopped by the Delhi High Court although the Indian Supreme Court allowed it.

All ppl, especially RWers, criticizing @TIinExile & defending #FreedomOfExpression to demean our gods - why are you not raising hell about licensed media person @SureshChavhanke's program broadcast & #FOE stopped by Delhi High Court?

CC: @rvaidya2000

The promo by @SureshChavhanke that started it:

Rough Translation: Blowing the covers off the M take-over of the highest positions of Civil Services / Bureaucracy, the most important pillar of Democracy.

#UPSC_Jihad
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WHY @MarkWatts_1 ?

YOU HAVE BEEN DOING A PRETTY GOOD YOURSELF WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE @InquiryCSA AND YOU KNOW THE #IICSA IS JUST TO DIVERT AWAY FROM @NSPCC FAILINGS TO @PROTECT MYSELF AND MY TWIN SISTER GINA @Alexand89562701 WHILE THE INQUIRY PANEL @MaggieOliverUK @WedgerJon
.@wedger_jon @DrSaraPayneMBE WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO DISCREDIT US AND OUR #TruthMatters AS WE ARE #TargetedIndividuals THAT THE @InquiryCSA PANEL @ukhomeoffice @Ofstednews @centreWJ @PoliceChiefs SITTING HAVE ACTED AS IF THEY CAN NOT SEE MY 5 YRS AND 8 MTHS OF #MYTRUTHDOC
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Regarding @mohammed_hijab's bad behavior lately: anybody who knows him knows that he doesn't mean what he says when #insulting the #family of #Islamophobes (anti-Muslim ex-Muslims).

What he's doing is plain obvious to those who use their mind: #exposing the #hypocrisy of haters.
Whenever #Islamophobes attack the #Prophet #Muhammad—peace be upon him—knowing full well that #Muslims love that man more than their whole family altogether, the anti-Muslims/Islamophobes claim it is their #FreedomOfExpression and their #FreedomOfSpeech.

Why shouldn't they?
Any sincere person knows that #insulting a person is not #FreedomOfSpeech anymore, but #hatred: it has become #HateSpeech.

Ironically, #Islamophobes condemn Hijab for #hateful behavior, but not condemn those who #attack, #insult and #abuse the Prophet Muhammad—peace be upon him.
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A Year of #InternetRestrictions
#JammuandKashmir had 213 days of the complete internet blackout after which only 2G internet was restored in the valley. This year long communication block has caused immense damage to the citizens of the erstwhile UT.
#LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn Image
Students have lost many hours of their education, people have lost their livelihoods, the media has been severely crippled, the economy has suffered immensely & businesses have collapsed in the absence of a stable #internet connection.
#internetshutdown
#5AugustBlackDay
As #DigitalIndia is becoming a reality, it is important to understand that maximum efforts have to be made to make the internet a safe space for everyone. #FreedomOfSpeech & #FreedomOfExpression expression shouldn't be diluted over the internet.
#LetTheNetWork
#BAckTo2G
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6 districts in Haryana have imposed a ban on social media news platforms using provisions - Section 188 of the IPC, Disaster Management Act 2005 and Epidemic Disease Act, 1957.
@IndianExpress
indianexpress.com/article/india/…
#FreedomOfSpeech #WebsiteBan #Haryana
The reason for the said ban is stated to be “dissemination of unverified and misleading news from such platforms may disturb tranquillity in the society and may adversely affect the mental health of common man during the COVID-19 pandemic".
#Covid_19 #pandemic #FakeNews
These six districts include #Sonipat, #Kaithal, #CharkhiDadri, #Karnal, #Narnaul and #Bhiwani.
The News platforms upon which the Ban has been imposed are based on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, YouTube, Instagram, Public App and LinkedIn.
cdn.s3waas.gov.in/s3d296c101daa8…
#Covid_19
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MY #AmbroseGGBall.

THIS WAS A DAY OUT WITH HIS FAMILY.

I MISS HIM SO SO MUCH THE PAIN IS UNBEARABLE. Image
I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS A BIGGER UTTER PUNCH IN THE FACE IS SHALL I.

WHEN @bbcpress @ctvc @clarehjohns @TheSpursgirl #BBCbias #Documentary #thisistottenham THAT WAS SET UP TO #coverup #thetruth IN DEATH OF #MySon #AmbroseGGBall WHO WAS KILLED BY @metpoliceuk .
TO AIR WHAT WE WERE DEAD AGAINST AND MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO ALL CONCERNED, ON @BBCTwo @bbctwoscot @BBCiPlayer AND ON REPEATS A MTH BEFORE THE @INQUEST_ORG WAS DUE TO START THAT LEFT EVERY SINGLE THING WE HAD FILMED OVER THE THE FIRST WORSE 10MTHS OF MY SON GOING @missingpeopleuk
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@cityofsaintpaul: @DaiThao1 @abrendmoen @christolbertstp @mitrajunjalali @janeprinceW7 @NelsieYang @RebeccaNoecker Islamic org CAIR sponsored #AntiCAA resolution is NOT ONLY inaccurate, divisive & spreading false narratives, BUT has massive #antiHindu #antiIndia connotation.
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@melvincarter3: What does a small city of St. Paul with a population of 304,442 (2016 numbers) in the U.S. has got to do with international law, sovereignty and democracy of India that houses 4 times more population than the United States?#Hinduphobia #antiHindu #antiIndia
3/14
@cityofsaintpaul:
Q. What does the city council want to accomplish by passing the resolution?
Q. Why is the city council so eager to pass this resolution?
Q. Why is the city council spreading misinformation without proper understanding?
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[THREAD] This #WorldPressFreedomDay, a thread acknowledging our brave colleagues in media, #journalism and #satire in southern Africa. 🌍

Our producer @SteveSince91 met a few at a digital activism & internet freedom (un)conference in Lusaka in March. Press Freedom is Democracy ...ImageImage
First up, the amazing Zimbabwean satirist, and host of The Week on @MagambaTV , @ComradeFatsooo. The most passionate giving person who wants to grow the SADC satirical community, he works on cheeky political satire in Zim 🇿🇼 under tough conditions. ImageImage
It was he who first reached out to us on Twitter. He later suggested we join an African satire network he was forming alongside the likes of @KagisoLediga @iampilato @bustoptv @xyzshow and a few other huge satirists, artists & activists! We were honoured to be included! 🤩😎
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