Can the media in Nagaland do a ‘Charlie Hebdo?’

The tragic attack on Charlie Hebdo office, a satirical French weekly newspaper, on January 7 were rightly and unequivocally condemned by those who believe in the freedom of expression; and the utmost solidarity it generated through offline and  online viral campaign, “Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” was a clear denouncement of  such violence…

The hypocrisy of free speech champions

The general perception, even amongst people who don’t see themselves as Islamophobes, is that Islam is obscurantist and medieval. What was once progressive no longer applies to the 21st century. Of course, this is true of most religions. But believers in religion X find it hard to grasp that religion Y or B or W…

China's Tencent shuts down 133 WeChat accounts for 'distorting history': Report

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for “distorting history”, state media said on Tuesday, citing a government internet authority. The WeChat accounts, including one whose name translates as “This is not history”, spread “fabricated information” and confused the public, the official…

China’s Tencent shuts down 133 WeChat accounts for ‘distorting history’: Report

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for “distorting history”, state media said on Tuesday, citing a government internet authority. The WeChat accounts, including one whose name translates as “This is not history”, spread “fabricated information” and confused the public, the official…