February 24, 2014

Don't Trust the Polls in India

Jonah Force Hill, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Election polling in India has some severe limitations, especially at the national level.

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February 18, 2014
India's Shrinking Liberal Space
Sanjay Kumar, The Diplomat
Penguin India’s decision to ban a book demonstrates the growing influence of illiberal elements in Indian society. more ››
February 21, 2014
Muzzling Speech in India
New York Times
The decision last week by Penguin India to withdraw from publication and pulp copies of “The Hindus: An Alternative History” is only the latest assault on free speech in India. The publisher’s move is likely to... more ››
February 22, 2014
Will India Choose Erdogan's Path?
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
Your country, which is large, important and troubled but no longer trapped in poverty, is facing a historic election. On the ballot before you are two choices. The first choice is the ruling party, which has governed for decades... more ››
February 17, 2014
Dark Days for India's Creative Class
Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star
As India’s literacy rate improves, governments, courts, media, publishers and big business are all stifling free speech. more ››
February 17, 2014
Why Free Speech Loses in India
Jonathan Shainin, The New Yorker
Free speech has innumerable enemies in India, and comparably few principled defenders—against whom vast legal, political, and social obstacles are arrayed. A writer, publisher, or newspaper editor can fight a case in court,... more ››