Media and communications

Make-Believe: Indictment of Two Activists Reveals the Truth About Freedom of Expression in Indonesia

Make-Believe: Indictment of Two Activists Reveals the Truth About Freedom of Expression in Indonesia

On 3 April 2023, the trial of two Indonesian activists, accused of defamation by the Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs, began. The defendants, Fatia Maulidiyanti, Coordinator of the Commission...
Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

On 21 January 2023, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting directed YouTube and Twitter to censor BBC’s documentary “India: The Modi Question”, a two-part series that explores the escalating hostility...
The Digitisation of Agriculture in India: How AgriStack Infringes Informational Privacy

The Digitisation of Agriculture in India: How AgriStack Infringes Informational Privacy

As digital capitalism paves the way for a new world order, Big Tech entities are increasingly participating in building digital architecture for developing nations to gain public trust. In India,...
Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

A Supreme Court bench of India comprising Honourable Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah directed the release of political activist Leichombam Erendro, who was detained for a Facebook post following...
Monitoring of employees’ electronic communications: Recent case-law in Turkey

Monitoring of employees’ electronic communications: Recent case-law in Turkey

The Turkish Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgment in the individual application of Celal Oraj Altunörgü concerning the monitoring of the employees’ electronic communications. The Court found the legal requirements...
Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

On Saturday 21 November, despite a nationwide lockdown, thousands took to the streets across France to protest the loi de securité globale (global security law) being debated in the General...
Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Through an order dated 15th May 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) issued a revised Media Policy 2020 (hereinafter “the Policy”). The Media Policy...
Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

The press is always the first casualty of a new despotism. On 10 August 2020, Jimmy Lai, founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested in Hong Kong –...
Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill to fight fake news on 30 June 2020. The bill now goes to the lower house and will need the President’s approval afterwards. This...

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