Freedom of Speech

NDTV forcing the withdrawal of Chyetanya Kunte’s blog post “Shoddy Journalism” (see http://bit.ly/hMsH, http://bit.ly/yS2G and http://bit.ly/4ZgS) was a hot topic of discussion this morning on Twitter. nb42 replied to one of my tweets with the following:

Stupid coverage: Rs 50k

Lawsuit to shut a blogger up: Rs 1L

Fancy lawyers to accomplish the settlement: Rs 3L

The fact that the irony of it all is lost on NDTV: Priceless

There are some things in life that money can’t buy. Freedom of Speech, sadly, seems to not be one of them.

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