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    Indian YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli has made her acting debut with the short film “Khayali Pulav”. In the film, she essays the role of the lead female protagonist, based on a 17-year-old small town girl who instead of focussing on her government school education, pursues a vocation in sports. The film navigates between her struggles as an amateur handball enthusiast to her triumph in breaking traditional stereotypes. “Khayali Pulav” is written and directed by Tarun Dudeja. “Growing up and then...
    The Supreme Court bolstered its standing as a defender of religious liberty with two decisions Wednesday vindicating that ideal. One of them, Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, presents a particularly poignant story that fortunately has a happy ending. For seven years, the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Roman Catholic nuns that runs homes for the elderly poor all over the world, have found themselves fighting in the courts against the government’s efforts...
              U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Wednesday commented on the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States’ rulings for religious freedom. Hagerty said this in a press release that he posted on his campaign’s website. “Today’s rulings are major victories for our religious freedom, and I applaud the Supreme Court for making the right decisions today,” Hagerty said in the press release.  “As a pro-life Christian conservative, I proudly stand with religious groups like...
    Wednesday’s headline news from the Supreme Court was less than it seemed, because the justices never should have had to rule on the point they decided on — and they dodged the central issue for at least the second time. The court simply ruled, 7-2, that the Trump administration could add a broad religious-freedom exemption to the Obama administration’s order that employer health plans must include “free” contraceptives. That’s a no-brainer: One president gets to make different decisions from another....
    Matthew Rozsa July 8, 2020 9:35PM (UTC) Secretary of State Mike Pompeos suggestion that the United States government is thinking of taking action against video platform TikTok is a threat to freedom of speech, according to experts who spoke with Salon. Speaking to Fox News Channels Laura Ingraham on Monday, Pompeo explained that with respect to Chinese apps on peoples cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura. I dont want to get...
    A transgender Vox writer wrote to the site’s editors complaining that a colleague’s signature on a letter arguing against ideological conformity made her feel unsafe. Emily VanDerWerff, Vox’s critic at large, tweeted Tuesday that co-worker Matt Yglesias’ signature on the letter made it harder to work at the media company. Yglesias joined Noam Chomsky, J.K. Rowling, Steven Pinker and dozens of others in signing a letter published by Harper’s Magazine Tuesday that argued for less intimidation of writers in the...
    Kanye West announced July 4 he’s running for president in 2020 and has opened up about contracting the coronavirus, why he’s wary of a vaccine and running the White House like Wakanda in “Black Panther.” The 43-year-old rapper told Forbes magazine in a piece published Wednesday that he caught COVID-19 in late February, revealing that he had the “chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it.”...
    The Little Sisters of the Poor have been called the world’s most tenacious nuns for good reason, battling for the past eight years in court to reject government coercion and protect their freedom of conscience. Wednesday’s victory at the Supreme Court is a major win for people of faith, as a 7-2 decision upheld a 2018 agency regulation allowing the group of nuns and other religious non-profit entities to refuse to provide contraception in their employee health plans. In a separate ruling,...
    Nobody wants to see coronavirus numbers spike, but people must have the freedom to go out and have the contact that they feel comfortable doing, because freedom is what its all about, Rep. Brian Mast said Wednesday, while hospitals in his home state of Florida are reporting that they are running out of available intensive care beds.  People have to have that ability to go out there, the Republican lawmaker told Fox News Fox and Friends. We know that thats going...
    The Little Sisters of the Poor won another victory Wednesday in their years-long battle to assert their First Amendment right to religious freedom against the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. In a 7-2 decision, the Court upheld a Trump administration regulation protecting religious liberty, sending the Little Sisters’ case back down to the lower courts for further adjudication. The fight goes back seven years, to the implementation of Obamacare in 2013, when the Obama administration required religious groups to provide contraceptives...
    Comedian-actor Vir Das feels freedom of speech in India is not “free”. On Wednesday, Vir Das shared with his followers that he has been served 13 legal notices since the start of 2020. ” Here’s a fun story. Since the beginning of the year I have had 13 legal notices and a High Court hearing over jokes. Jokes. Literally jokes. Lawyers, fees, meetings, time. Freedom of speech definitely exists… it just ain’t free,” Vir Das wrote. Manoj Bajpayee, Milap Zaveri, Vir...
    President Trump said the decision whether to fly the Confederate flag comes down to “freedom of speech,” after he blasted NASCAR for banning the flag at its race events. “My stance is very simple: It’s freedom of speech,” Trump said in an interview with Nexstar broadcasting on Tuesday at the White House. “You do what you do. It’s freedom of speech,” the president said. “NASCAR can do whatever they want, and they’ve chosen to go a certain way, other people choose...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNNs Anderson Cooper: Trumps Bubba Wallace tweet was racist, just plain and simple Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE on Tuesday described displaying the Confederate flag as freedom of speech while saying it was up to NASCAR to make the decision on whether to allow the symbol at races. Trumps comments about the flag came...
    Savannah Rychcik July 7, 2020 0 Comments Author J.K. Rowling added her name to a long list of more than 100 other authors, scholars, and academics calling for the end of cancel culture amid social unrest across the nation. In a letter, published in Harper’s Magazine, the community recognizes the importance of civil debate while simultaneously acknowledging the significance of protests calling for the end to racial injustice. Rowling issued a tweet expressing her reasoning behind signing the letter....
    President Donald Trump spoke to a reporter on Tuesday about the controversy over NASCAR’s ban of the Confederate flag and claimed his comments on the issue and the surrounding debate are about “freedom of speech” as opposed to the symbol itself. “I was just talking about the fact that NASCAR chose to go a certain way, and that’s gonna be up to them, that is up to them,” he said. “I’m very friendly with NASCAR, I know the people there....
    A 24-year-old Jersey City student was released from an Egyptian jail after spending 486 days behind bars. Mohamed Amashah was released from the Cairo jail Sunday, where he was being held on pretrial detention for holding up a sign that read “Freedom to All Prisoners” in Tahrir Square, ABC reports. Amashah, who holds dual American-Egyptian citizenship, was reunited with his family when he flew home Monday, according to the Freedom Initiative group. In March, Amashah started a hunger strike over fears...
    President Donald Trump told a reporter Tuesday that the controversy over NASCAR’s recent ban on the display of the Confederate flag at races is not about the symbol itself, but about “freedom of speech.” On Monday, Trump tweeted about several attacks on historical symbols — such as the removal of a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York; and NASCAR’s ban on the Confederate flag. Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester https://t.co/8iEBxSHm52 via @BreitbartNews. This shows...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has again defended the Confederate flag as freedom of speech, and suggested that NASCAR made a mistake in banning the symbol. In an interview with Nexstar DC, Trump reiterated his stance on the flags place in American society, saying that people are free to feel however they want about the flag and what it symbolizes. 3 President Trump defended the Confederate flag as freedom of speechCredit: AP:Associated Press 3 NASCAR banned the flag from its eventsCredit: USA...
    The U.S. Agency for Global Media announced Tuesday the appointment of James M. Miles to serve as acting chief executive officer of the Open Technology Fund, a grantee organization of the agency.   The OTF “funds internet freedom, technologies and initiatives,” according to a USAGM press release.   In the statement, USAGM CEO Michael Pack said Miles will bring “a wealth of knowledge” and expertise to OTF.   “Bolstering firewall circumvention is a top priority of my three-year term at...
    Coronavirus — Information is a human right, which in times of a pandemic such as that caused by the Coronavirus becomes essential to guarantee another fundamental right such as health. Nicaragua, despite having a Law on Access to Public Information (Law 621), has been characterized by complaints of violation of this norm and a secrecy that prevents knowing the reality that Nicaraguans live. According to Guillermo José Medrano, Human Rights Coordinator of the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation (FVBCH)Although...
    It’s worth taking stock of the state of freedom — and of our attitudes toward it — at home and around the world. In Russia, Vladimir Putin just won a “plebiscite” ratifying his right to stay in power until the year 2036. In Hong Kong, a new security law came into effect, effectively putting an end to the right of peaceful protest. In Poland, a runoff election will decide if the country continues its slide toward illiberalism. In the United...
    DeSean Jackson, #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) DeSean Jackson has been saying some terrible things on Instagram and having Jalen Reagor means the Eagles could get rid of him. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson might have accelerated the end of his NFL career, as his latest Instagram story contained what he believed to a quote from Adolf Hitler that was blatantly anti-Semitic. Jackson also posted several pictures and videos on his account sharing quotes from Louis...
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A senior European Commission official has expressed concern for the independence of Index.hu, one of Hungarys last major independent news websites and a leading critic of Prime Minister Viktor Orbans government. What you are doing, the values you are fighting for, media freedom and pluralism, are essential for democracy, Vera Jourova, the commissions Vice President for Values and Transparency, said in a message to Index published on its web site. You can count on my support. Editor-in-chief...
    A 24-year-old medical student from New Jersey who went on a hunger strike in an Egyptian jail has been released and returned home after more than a year behind bars, according to a report. Mohamed Amashah, a dual US-Egyptian citizen from Jersey City, flew home Monday following his release from the Cairo lockup a day earlier, said the Washington-based Freedom Initiative group, ABC News reported. He had been on pretrial detention for holding up a sign that read “Freedom to...
    An American medical student imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year returned to the United States on Monday, the State Department said. Mohamed Amashah, an Egyptian-American from New Jersey with dual citizenship, had been held in pretrial detention for over 500 days on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to the Freedom Initiative, which advocated for his release. “We welcome the release of U.S. citizen Mohamed Amashah from Egyptian custody, and thank Egypt for its...