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Tharoor’s Net stock

The setting up of supporttharoor.org is the democratic right of either Sebastian Fuhrmann or his employers, especially if they are sitting in far-off Germany. It also seems to be fulfilling a need of those who actually think that “an educated, world-renowned,...

Just five minutes to send a blogger to jail

No surprises here. Just that we need to take note. After all Mubarak is a “democrat” by some standards . An Egyptian court has sentenced a blogger to four years’ prison for insulting Islam and the president. BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egypt blogger...

Is a free media essential for development?

A special edition of The World Debate, one of the BBC’s flagship programmes, will be filmed on Thursday October 26 at the World Congress on Communication for Development in Rome, Italy. Entitled “Is a free media essential for development?” it will be...