Friday, 24 March, 2023
TopicFreedom House

Topic: Freedom House

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.

Why India’s democracy ranking should be taken with a grain of salt

It is difficult to escape the suggestion ranking organisations may have unwittingly been drawn into taking sides in India’s domestic politics.

India rated ‘partially free’ for second consecutive year in Freedom House report

Pegasus spyware scandal, 'love jihad' laws & death of activist Stan Swami in custody are cited as some of the major factors for India's status.

Pakistan minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed can ride horses, row boats. But he’s just a meme for many

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed posted pictures and videos of himself relaxing at his mansion called ‘Freedom House.’ Pakistani social media knew what to do next.

The ‘difficulty factor’ reports like Freedom House miss before ranking democracies

The top ten democracies of the world put together have 8.5 per cent of India’s population. Decidedly, they do not have too many people.

Jaishankar’s problem is stark – no amount of external PR can cover up India’s truth

Freedom House and V-Dem are no gold standards of democracy rating. But Jaishankar must know that just pointing out Western hypocrisy won’t cover India’s reality.

India now as autocratic as Pakistan, worse than Bangladesh: Sweden institute’s Democracy Report

After Freedom House report said India is only 'partly free' now, V-Dem Institute's Democracy Report has downgraded India from 'world's largest democracy' to 'electoral autocracy'.

Why Narendra Modi’s India is ‘partly free’, and where it is headed

The social media rules released last week are the latest manifestation of Modi government’s desire for steadily greater control of so far autonomous centres of influence and activity.

‘Misleading, incorrect’ — govt issues point-by-point rebuttal to ‘partly free’ tag for India

A report by US think tank Freedom House has given India a ‘global freedom score’ of 67/100, downgrading its status from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’.

IT visit to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap suspect. They are artists, not super-rich moguls

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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.