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Freedom of Expression and the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" Movement for Palestine
On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Baldassi & Ors v. France set aside an ‘incitement to discrimination’ conviction of activists avowing commitment to the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" movement.With a groundswell (More)
Freedom of Expression in the Sporting Arena
The option to remain apolitical, in the past few decades has been available only for a privileged few. As people around the world are becoming more aware of the rights they possess, and about the injustices prevalent in society, they have started rai (More)
Afghanistan government withdraws controversial media law amendment
The Afghan government has decided to recall a controversial set of amendments that had been sent to the parliament for ratification. The amendments would have significantly curtailed the freedom of the Afghan press, and, after an outcry from national (More)
The Lack of LGBTQ+ Employment Protections in India
The recent judgment of the United States discussed the point of non-removal of employees merely on the ground of their transgender and homosexual identity. The courts dynamically increased the parameters of words “discrimination on the basis of sex” (More)
Restricting Free Speech and Dissent in India: The Tragic Case of Safoora Zargar
“Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate” - Hubert Humphrey The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was met by widespread criticism throughout the country in the form of peaceful protests and marches. These (More)
The Self-Censorship of Indian Media
The conundrum that India’s media has found itself in during the pandemic has been nothing unusual. India’s mainstream media has been mired in distrust for a large part of this decade. The fledgling state of the media has been a limited focus since th (More)
France Constitutional Court strikes down most of online hate speech law
The French Constitutional Court on Thursday reversed most of an online hate speech law, known as the 'Avia Law,' which was passed by the French National Assembly on May 13. "The requesting senators argue that these provisions would have been in viol (More)
Obscuring the Lines of Truth: The Alarming Implications of Deepfakes
Technology has always been a necessary evil but the advent of Deepfake has tilted the balance more towards the evil side. Deepfakes are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology used to morph a person’s face onto another and manipulate voice r (More)
Philippines court convicts journalist Maria Ressa of cyber libel
A Manila court convicted Philippines journalist, Maria Ressa, Monday on charges of cyber libel following her publication of an eight–year–old story tying businessman Wilfredo Keng to illicit drug and human trafficking activity.The court sentenced (More)
Europe rights court: French judges wrong to convict 'boycott Israel' activists
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that French judges erred in convicting activists who staged a "boycott Israel" demonstration at a supermarket.The activists, who were members of the "Collectif Palestine 68," boycotted products im (More)
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