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What is free speech and how it may be restricted has been heavily disputed from the first days of the Indian republic. Courts have played a key role in building a body of law which has defined the contours of free speech but have also stepped into controversy over issues such as contempt of court.

In this discussion, Prashant Iyengar, Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University, HR Venkatesh, Director, Training & Research, BOOM Factcheck and Arghya Sengupta, Founder & Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy explore the many angles to the free speech debate in India with specific reference to journalistic freedoms and contempt of courts.

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