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Facebook continues to turn a blind eye to hate speech CJP’s report on how hate offenders continue to thrive on Facebook

It was The Wall Street Journal’s report that exposed Facebook India’s questionable strategy related to inciteful speech. Our experience in filing regular and informed complaints to the platform for over three years now, was merely confirmed by this analysis that showed that Facebook India has been manipulating the company’s hate-speech rules to suit an extreme…

CJP approaches MEITy and Minority Affairs Ministry against Yati Narsinghanand His speeches online are virulently Islamophobic and anti-minority

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) and the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MMA) with a complaint against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, who has been making offensive and discriminatory speech online, selectively targeting the Muslim community. CJP’s complaint dated March 10, 2021, brings to the notice of both…

Facebook refuses to act on CJP’s complaints against Ragini Tiwari The company responded saying they are not in a position to take any action

Facebook Inc has responded to two complaints sent by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) against hateful and inciteful speech made by Ragini Tiwari, stating that they are not in a position to take any action against Tiwari. Instead, Facebook suggested that CJP contact the party directly to get a resolution on the issue. CJP…

NBSA acts on CJP’s complaint against Zee News report on ‘Zameen Jihad’ Calls broadcaster for virtual hearing on November 26, 2020

On October 28, 2020, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) informed Zee News channel, via an official email, to be present for a hearing on November 26, 2020, to look into allegations of running a communal programme titled “DNA: Jammu म ज़मीन के ‘इ लामीकरण‘ का DNA टे ट (DNA test of Islamic conversion of land in Jammu). The email through which the response was…

Teesta Setalvad on CAA-NPR-NRC

Times Now’s vilification of Teesta Setalvad: NBSA to hold hearing Hearing to be held via video-conferencing on Nov 26, 2020

On October 28, 2020, the National Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) informed Times Now news channel, via an official email, to be present for a hearing on November 26, 2020, to look into allegations of a vilification campaign against journalist and activist Teesta Setalvad. The email said, “NBSA was of the prima facie view that the…

CJP moves MEITY against news channel for promoting caste supremacy in Hathras case ‘Best Hindi News’ channel had shared inflammatory videos on its social media platforms

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has approached the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) with a complaint against Best Hindi News, a news channel that has used its social media platforms to share highly inflammatory videos that not only spread misinformation and ignite hate against the victim and her family, but also promote caste…

CJP moves NBSA against India Today’s sting operation on Madrasas The NBSA while taking cognisance has asked the channel to respond within 7 days

CJP has moved the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) seeking action against India Today for running a sting operation on madrasas when the Covid-19 pandemic had started to make headway in India. The show titled Madrasa Hotpots: India Today Investigation hosted by Rahul Kanwal, was aired on India Today TV news channel on April 10, 2020. After this…

NBSA forwards CJP’s complaint against Sudarshan News to I&B Ministry The complaint was filed against the promotional video of the ‘UPSC Jihad’ show

CJP has received a response from News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on its complaint against Sudarshan News that the complaint has been directed to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) since the news channel is not a member of News Broadcasters Association (NBA). The response states, “This is to inform you that Sudarshan TV…

CJP moves NBSA against Sudarshan News Files complaint against highly communal promotional trailer about 'UPSC Jihad'

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a complaint with the  News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) in connection with a communally inflammatory promotional video for a show on the presence of minorities in public service. This complaint is against Sudarshan News, a television news channel, for a trailer of the show alleging ‘UPSC Jihad’ that…

CJP complains to NBSA against Zee News report on “Zameen Jihad” The channel has submitted its response and the hearing will commence once NBSA resumes functioning

The channel allegedly borrowed the deeply communal term from social media and ran a complete show propagating various types of Jihad in the country categorising them as soft jihad and hard jihad. In March, Zee News aired a programme hosted by Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary called “DNA: Jammu मेंज़मीन के ‘इस्लामीकरण’ का DNA टेस्ट” (DNA test…

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