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Democracy in danger: the BJP government uses Pegasus spyware for illegal surveillance

The Indian government has been spying on its political rivals and other critics – including activists, lawyers, and journalists – using some of the world’s most advanced spyware.

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The judicial murder of Stan Swamy

India is the only country in the world that locks up its grandfathers on charges of terrorism. The government must be held accountable for his death.

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Time to speak out: Modi's attempt to silence online criticism

Whatsapp is taking the Indian government to court.

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The BJP’s war on Twitter: How the new social media laws endanger free speech

Twitter is under attack from the Indian government.

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Varavara Rao released on bail as report finds that evidence against Bhima Koregaon 16 was faked

Varavara Rao, poet and activist, has finally been granted bail.

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Profile: Anand Patwardhan.

Filmmaker and activist Anand Patwardhan is one of India's great champions of free speech.

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Disha Ravi: the 22-year-old climate activist accused of sedition

Democracy welcomes voices of dissent; authoritarianism crushes them.

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Where is justice for Varavara Rao?

The court has ordered imprisoned 81-year-old poet Varavara Rao to be moved to hospital. But this decision is too little, and far too late.

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A Twitter storm of support for India's farmers after internet shutdown

Tensions are increasing at the Delhi protests, as Modi’s actions threaten freedom of speech.

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Looking back at 2020: January to June

A month-by-month review of the last year, from protests to the pandemic

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India's world-class business leaders and their responsibility to India

The CEOs of some of the most powerful multinationals, including Google and Microsoft, are Indian. They can use their power to advocate for a better India. But will they?

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Human rights organisations shut down by Modi's increasingly authoritarian government

In forcing Amnesty International to close its doors, the government declared war on civil society

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