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Outrageous Challenge to Freedom of Expression

Outrageous Challenge To Freedom Of Expression

N. Ram

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/outrageous-challenge-to-freedom-of-expression-1206664

“The show-cause notices sent by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to three television news channels, NDTV 24×7, Aaj Tak, and ABP News, for so-called violations of the programme code prescribed under the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 in their coverage of the serious issues arising from the execution of Yakub Memon are a flagrant attempt to stifle constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech and expression. The grounds cited – exploiting the central government’s power of licensing, and the claimed authority to ‘regulate the content’ of private satellite television channels – are specious and patently arbitrary and unlawful. In the latest instance, regulation under the guise of enforcing the programme code has become indistinguishable from crude censorship.”

World Development Report, 2012: Gender Equality and Development

Here is the full report as a PDF file.

World Development Report, 2012

Note that it is a large file (21.2 MB) and may take some time to download.

(Source: WDR 2012 on The World Bank website)

Pakistan Cables relevant to the killing of Osama bin Laden, accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks — in PDF here, May 4 and 5, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The Pakistan Cables’ relevant to the killing of Osama bin Laden at Abbotabad. These cables, shared among The Hindu, Dawn, and NDTV, have been accessed through WikiLeaks.
The pdfs are of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of May 4 and 5, 2011.
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/system/topicRoot/The_Pakistan_Cables/

Pakistan Cables-1, WikiLeaks, The Hindu, May 4, 2011
Pakistan-Cables-2-WikiLeaks-Op-Ed-The-Hindu-May-5-2011.pdf

P. Sainath, ‘Bribes: a small but radical idea,’ leader page article on Kaushik Basu’s latest thesis, The Hindu, April 21, 2011

Link to leader page article by P. Sainath, The Hindu, April 21, 2011 + pdf of page from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition

*Bribes: a small but radical idea*

To ask a people burdened with systemic bribery to accept bribe-giving as legal is to demand they accept corruption and the existing structures of power and inequity it flows from.

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/sainath/article1712689.ece

P. Sainath, leader page article, ‘Bribes: a small but radical idea,’ The Hindu, April 21, 2011

‘Halt work at Jaitapur,’ leader in The Hindu, April 21, 2011

A link to the leader in The Hindu of April 21, 2011 + 2 pdfs from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition.

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/article1712694.ece

‘Halt work at Jaitapur,’ The Hindu, April 21, 2011, full page

‘Halt work at Jaitapur,’ The Hindu, April 21, 2011, leader as pdf

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (resumed: Day 22), April 21, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks. These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 21, 2011 (Day 22 in the series). The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, Kolkata Consulate on Mamata, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Page 1 story
India Cables, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

Interview with Julian Assange on YouTube, six video excerpts + audio excerpt (on cable reporting and cable journalism) + print, Parts One and Two, The Hindu

Video: excerpts of N. Ram’s April 8, 2011 interview with Julian Assange presented on YouTube

1. Julian Assange on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s reaction to the India Cables

2. Julian Assange on the Jasmine Revolution

3. Julian Assange on the pro-U.S. tilt in India’s Foreign Policy as exposed by WikiLeaks

4. Julian Assange on the nexus between U.S. International Policy and Big Business

5. Julian Assange on the systematisation of unjust practices

6. What moves Julian Assange?

Video excerpts presented at The Hindu’s website:

Video: excerpts of N. Ram’s April 8, 2011 interview with Julian Assange

Audio excerpt: Julian Assange on the difference between cable reporting and cable journalism:

Julian Assange on cable reporting and cable journalism

In print, The Hindu, April 12 and 13, 2011: Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram for The Hindu:

Part One:

‘It means he has a habit of reactively covering up allegations of corruption’, Page 1

WikiLeaks has provided the critical climate for political reform: Assange

Part Two:
WikiLeaks is the method we use towards our goal of a more just society: Assange

Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, interviewed at Ellingham Hall by N. Ram for The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Part Two

Starting March 15, 2011, The Hindu offered readers a broad spectrum of articles and reports based on a first selection from 5,100 India Cables, aggregating six million words, made available to it by WikiLeaks. These stories and the relevant cables were published by the newspaper on 21 consecutive days in March-April 2011.

On April 8, Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, gave a one hour interview at Ellingham Hall in the county of Norfolk to N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, who was accompanied by Hasan Suroor, the newspaper’s U.K. Correspondent.

The first part of the interview was published on April 12, 2011.

In this concluding part, the WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief responds to questions on the government and political reactions in India; the scale and accuracy of the WikiLeaks releases and the care taken not to harm vulnerable and innocent people; the nexus between the policies of the U.S. and other governments and the interests of big business; WikiLeaks as journalism; the distinction between cable reporting and cable journalism; the goal and method of WikiLeaks and the theoretical framework within which it plays its role on the world stage; and what motivates and moves Julian Assange.
Part Two of the interview can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article1691777.ece and the up to date stories and texts of the India Cables at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 13, 2011, Op-Ed Page, Part Two

Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, interviewed at Ellingham Hall by N. Ram for The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Part One

On April 8, 2011, Julian Assange, the brilliant and articulate Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, gave a one-hour interview at Ellingham Hall in the county of Norfolk in the U.K. to N. Ram, The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief, who was accompanied by Hasan Suroor, the newspaper’s U.K. Correspondent.
The interview covered a broad range of issues relating to India, the world, political economy, journalism, the goals and methods of WikiLeaks, and the theoretical framework worked out by its chief.
These pdfs are of Part One of the interview published by The Hindu (TH) on April 12, 2011. They are a follow-up of stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by the newspaper through WikiLeaks and published over 21 consecutive days in March-April 2011.
The up to date stories and texts of the India Cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/ and the interview at http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1688975.ece?homepage=true

Julian Assange interviewed, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Page 1 lead story
Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Page 1
Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Op-Ed Page, Part One

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 21) April 4, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 4, 2011 (Day 21 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 4, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 20) April 3, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 3, 2011 (Day 20 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 3, 2011, follow-up on Dow story
India Cables, TH, April 3, 2011, Page 15, Chennai edition

Courtesy: The Hindu

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 19) April 2, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 2, 2011 (Day 19 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, Dow story follow-up, TH, April 2, 2011, Page 18, Chennai edition
India Cables, TH, April 2, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 18) April 1, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 1, 2011 (Day 18 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 1, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, April 1, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

Census of India, 2011: Provisional Population Totals

Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India has just released the first set of data from the recently concluded Census of India, 2001. Following documents have been released so far.

India at a Glance
Population of States /Union Territories by sex and percentage share of population in total population: 2011
Population of States /Union Territories by sex and percentage share of population in total population: 2011 (in alphabetical order)
Provisional Population Tables – Census 2011
Data Sheet on Provisional Population Totals – Census 2011
Provisional Population Totals – A presentation on Census 2011 (in PDF)
Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of Census 2011 India

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 17) March 31, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 31, 2011 (Day 17 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 31, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu