Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: dissent

China saw hundreds of protests this year despite strict censorship norms, finds new report

According to Freedom House's report, 668 instances of protest were recorded in China between June and September.

Imran Khan portrays himself as arbiter of ‘good’ journalism but people won’t forget excesses

This government has been determined to muzzle free speech, and it is clear that as it nears the end of its term, efforts to solidify this legacy are picking up pace.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

Dissent-mukt Bharat? This is the model of reality Modi’s India follows

The place of the opposition in any democracy is between the government and the people. In India, opposition parties are confused about where they belong.

In Gogoi, Kalita, Narwal and Tanha release, the UAPA still won

By allowing indefinite detention of nearly anyone who dissents, the UAPA becomes only a tool of political safety and not national security.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: Why we must defend everyone’s right to disagree, but not let it divide us beyond repair

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‘New India’ loathes diversity of thought, opinions and culture

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

There’s no crackdown on dissent, opposition criticises Modi all the time: MoS Muraleedharan

In an exclusive interview, MoS for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan says BJP will improve its position in Kerala, and will be able to come to power along with ally AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

In India, sedition law is the ‘toolkit’ to suppress dissent and criticism

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Modi govt is on a self-defeating path by blocking public opinion

The Modi government may claim it has its own feedback mechanisms. But officials and ministers are unlikely to give negative news for fear of being put in the dock

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.