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AAJ Tak airs inflammatory debate, posts hateful content on Twitter Acts despite NBSA advisory, CJP sends written complaint to the broadcaster

While covering the Ayodhya dispute case, Aaj Tak resorted to certain practices which were violative of the guidelines issued by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). The channel not only aired a debate where participants were allowed to make hateful statements against the minority community, it also made a post on twitter about another show…

Hate Watch: Aaj Tak’s tweet on Ayodhya openly spreads communal hate NBSA issues advisory

Hate politics appears to have found a fertile playground within the news media, especially television. Of late, when dealing with religious and sensitive content, a shrill rhetoric that pits one community against another, is insidiously put in motion. It is in this context that we discuss today programming by Aaj Tak on October 16, 2019,…

India among nations manipulating Social Media: Oxford Study Used to manufacture consensus, automate suppression, and undermine trust in liberal values

A study by researchers at Oxford University has found that India is among the nations involved in organised social media manipulation, and such disinformation campaigns can be attributed to politicians and political parties. The researchers monitored social media platforms for three years to take note of organised manipulation by government agencies or political parties, and…

I hope I stand for peace and unity as my avva did: Esha Lankesh In the memory of Gauri Lankesh

Esha lankesh, daughter of Kavita Lankesh speaks about her aunt, her avva, on the occasion of 2nd anniversary of her assassination.             Related: Death of a Rationalist: Gauri Lankesh Our Gauri: A Tribute to Gauri Lankesh Gauri Lankesh laid to rest, but The Truth could not be buried Gauri Lankesh Murder Case: Chargesheet names…

“Grim and despairing, death-knell for the media” NWMI-FSC report exposes absence of press freedom in Kashmir

It has been a month since Kashmir went dark in wake of a virtual communication and media blockade, and now a report has emerged that exposes what is going on in that darkness. Prepared by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the Free Speech Collective (FSC), the report titled News Behind the Barbed Wire:…

Foreign Journalists ask to “leave” Assam, post NRC State declared “protected area”

Assam has suddenly been placed under the “protected area category” by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) following several questions being raised over the politicisation of the entire process of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) reports the Assam Tribune. As a consequence, all foreign journalists working…

Pehlu Khan lynching: Justice Chandrachud says cases monitored by courts have shown ‘better outcome’ Scroll

The Supreme Court judge in a lecture in Mumbai also spoke about how freedom has rendered people intolerant. A file photo of Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud. | Bombay Bar Association/YouTube Justice DY Chandrachud on Saturday said cases in which investigations were monitored by courts have shown a better outcome, PTI reported. Chandrachud was speaking…

Attack on art is attack on freedom, says Justice Chandrachud The Hindu

Justice Chandrachud says art shapes identity, exposes oppressions plaguing society   The allure of art: Justice D.Y. Chandrachud delivers a lecture on Imagining Freedom Through Art, on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini Justice D.Y. Chandrachud (59), often referred to as the “voice of the dissent” at the apex court, spoke on ‘Imagining Freedom Through…

#HateOffender: Yogi Adityanath and his chilling hate speeches against minorities Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

From being a ‘yogi’ of modern times to being elected CM of Uttar Pradesh, but the one thing that has always remained constant about Yodi Adityanath, is his unabashed and open hate against Muslims. Mincing no words, he openly threatens to break the law and speaks against the coexistence of religions. His highly communal speeches…

#HateOffender: अमित शाह ने मुस्लिमों को ‘घुसपैठिये’ कहा क्या यही है भारतीय सभ्यता की पहचान?

भारतीय सभ्यता हमेशा से विविध धर्मों, संस्कृतियों एवं परम्पराओं के समीकरण के रूप में पहचानी गई है। ऐसे में बीजेपी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह एक तरफ सिखों, हिंदुओं एवं बौद्ध धर्म के लोगों के लिए बाहें फैलाकर स्वागत कर रहे हैं, और दूसरी तरफ मुस्लिमों को घुसपैठिये कह कर भारतीय सभ्यता पर दाग़ लगा रहे हैं।…

#HateOffender: PM Narendra Modi’s Malicious Speech Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

PM Narendra Modi’s election campaign 2019 continues to be malevolent, targeting minorities and spreading hate. Watch this video to know the pattern of his speeches that spread communal divisiveness and malicious propaganda.     Related: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut cocks a snook at Election Model Code of Conduct Stop VHP’s Ram Navami Yatras in Bengal…

UN rights experts say Assange’s arrest exposes him to major rights violations

United Nations human rights experts said that the arrest of Julian Assange, who co-founded Wikileaks, “exposed him ‘to the risk of serious human rights violations’, if extradited to the United States,” UN News reported. On Twitter, Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said, “By expelling #Assange from the Embassy, #Ecuador allowed #GB to arrest him,…

#HateOffender: Tejasvi Surya’s Bigotry Exposed Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

From inflammatory tweets to #MeToo allegations BJP’s South Bangalore candidate Tejasvi Surya seems to have earned his stripes by practicing a particular brand of hate and misogyny. All in all he seems to be old wine in a new bottle. Presenting our Election Special series on #HateOffenders – men and women who specialize in hate…

Former Judge in the dock for inflammatory speech at J&K rally Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

An FIR has been lodged against former district judge, Syed Tauqeer from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The former judge reportedly resorted to inflammatory speech while addressing a gathering in the area. Tauqeer was reported to have said, “I have been told that the forest department is closing your roads. Now you have my…

BJP candidate says 2019 election is “test of the common Indian’s patriotism” Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

Tejasvi Surya, 28, the BJP’s MP candidate from Bengaluru South has courted controversy ever since his candidacy was announced. In a latest development, a brief video on Facebook shows him declaring, “This election is a test of the common Indian’s patriotism, and if you are with Modi, you are with India, if you are not with…

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