Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had passed an order to restrict the internet speed in the entire Union ...
COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

The lack of access to high speed internet within Indian island territories is a violation of digital equality, and ...
National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special ...
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 ...
Freedom of Expression and Information in the Coronavirus Era

Freedom of Expression and Information in the Coronavirus Era

As 1/3 of the global population faces some form of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, Michelle Bachelet, ...
Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: Is Free Speech the next Victim?

On 1 April 2020, Sri Lanka’s police announced that it would arrest those who disseminate false or disparaging ...
The Filipino Anti-False Content Bill: Fake News and Free Expression

The Filipino Anti-False Content Bill: Fake News and Free Expression

On 1 July 2019, the ‘Anti-False Content Bill’ was introduced in the Senate of the Philippines, seeking to ‘protect ...
The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

On October 1st, the Indian Supreme Court heard petitions relating to the media and communications blackout in ...
Blurred Lines: When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

Blurred Lines: When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

On the 27th of August 2019, the South African Constitutional Court (Court) heard its first substantive hate speech ...
Human Rights and Internet Shut-Downs in Jammu & Kashmir

Human Rights and Internet Shut-Downs in Jammu & Kashmir

The developments in Valleys of Jammu and Kashmir (hereinafter J&K or valley) has witnessed innumerable counts ...
Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

In Australia, the Australian Public Service (‘APS’) is statutorily required to be ‘apolitical, performing its ...
The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The right to information is often understood as essential for the effective exercise of the right to expression, ...

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