Home Page > Imposing Silence: The Use of India’s Laws to Suppress Free Speech
A summary of the report and its findings; despite its Constitutional commitment to free speech, India’s legal system makes it surprisingly easy to silence others.

Section 66A criminalised offensive online speech and, due to its vague and ambiguous phrasing, was routinely abused to arrest academics, students and dissidents.

The certification of films for public screening in India has always been an arbitrary and somewhat politically fraught process.

It is not easy to be a journalist in India in a decade that has shown a dismaying fall in both media freedoms and general freedoms of expression.

On the Indian Penal Code and how it makes it increasingly difficult for publishers to uphold international standards of free expression.

The struggle to protect freedom of expression is difficult in India not only because the law is unhelpful..but also because many Indians seem to think that is how it should be.