Law, Media and Culture

Smarika Kumar writes her views on the strong hold of monopolies of media in India. An edited version of the following first appeared on Scroll.in While walking to work today, I saw an advertisement for CNBC-TV18 [...]
Come, listen intently  to a performed storytelling experience  of lives of women seeking livelihood options in the city of Bangalore Hasivu Kanasu (Of Dreams and Hunger...)  Kannada Play, 1 hr 50 [...]
Lawrence Liang reflects on the world's love affair with the Smartphone. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I was struck by the number of people travelling on the subway who were glued to their phones and it was difficult [...]
The Free Speech Journal is an illustrated discussion of the history of the freedom of speech and expression in India. It was developed by ALF, illustrated by ByTwo Design and designed by Tejas Pande and ByTwo Design, as [...]
This article written by Smarika Kumar was first published on Kafila. TRAI published a set of recommendations on issues relating to media ownership on 12 August 2014. A summary of the key points of these [...]
Activist and co-founder of Pedestrian Pictures, and a friend of ALF, Uvaraj passed away recently. This piece, by Deepu, published in The Hindu, was written in his memory. It was 1999 when I sat in Alternative Law [...]
The following article was written by Smarika Kumar and Siddharth Narrain and first appeared on The Hoot. On 12 August 2014, TRAI published a set of recommendations on issues relating to media ownership. The [...]
The following article is written by Smarika Kumar and was first published on Kafila. Big media has become bigger. The takeover of Network 18 by Reliance has consolidated news media in the country like nothing before. [...]
Dear All, You are invited for a talk at ALF on Hate Speech under the Indian Constitution by Gautam Bhatia this Friday at 6pm. Abstract: The issue of regulating hate speech is something that liberal democracies [...]
In May 2014, the Law Commission of India issued a consultation paper, to seek responses to amendment in media laws in the country. A number of issues were raised regarding media laws and regulations, and we at ALF have [...]
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