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Sandminers attack journalists in Punjab

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-08-01

Two journalists from News18 television channel, Sandeep Kumar and Neeraj Bali, who went to investigate reports of sandmining in Punjab's Jalalabad district, were grievously attacked by a mob of around 100 to 200 people on July 30.  They suffered head injuries when they were shoved into a room and thrashed...


NIA summons for Kashmiri journalist

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-07-16

Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association..


Shujaat Bukhari, targeted for long

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-06-14

Rising Kashmir proprietor and chief editor Shujaat Bukhari who was shot on Thursday night as he emerged from his office in Srinagar’s press colony and died shortly after, had two security guards flanking him who are critically injured. He has had police protection since an attack on him in 2000...


 

Sandminers attack journalists in Punjab

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-08-01

Two journalists from News18 television channel, Sandeep Kumar and Neeraj Bali, who went to investigate reports of sandmining in Punjab's Jalalabad district, were grievously attacked by a mob of around 100 to 200 people on July 30.  They suffered head injuries when they were shoved into a room and thrashed...


NIA summons for Kashmiri journalist

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-07-16

Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association..

 

The increasingly insidious use of Sec 353

BY GEETA SESHU|IN MEDIA FREEDOM|05/07/2018

The charge of obstructing a public servant on duty is the easiest to level against anyone even asking questions of public officials. Journalists are increasingly being booked under it,

 

The wages of reporting corruption in Polavaram?

BY MALINI SUBRAMANIAM|IN MEDIA FREEDOM|11/06/2018 ?

Things turned ugly for a Sakshi reporter when he exposed the exact nature of the relief and rehabilitation fraud in West Godavari District.

 

Great Supreme Court privacy ruling but…

BY PRASHANT REDDY THIKKAVARAPU| IN JUDGEMENTS |26/08/2017

…the problem for journalists is that it can be used against them when public figures and celebrities want to stop media scrutiny

 

Dangerous Pursuit

BY P Sainath| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |01/09/2016

In the 27 cases of journalists murdered for their work in India since CPJ began keeping records in 1992, there have been no convictions.

 

Slow justice for murdered journalists

BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/06/2016

Since 2010, 23 journalists have been murdered, three this year. There has been only one conviction in which an appeal is pending.

 

Four months, 22 assaults on the press

BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2016

All over India, journalists at the district level are vulnerable but things are worst in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

 

A black day for media and democracy

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/02/2016

Sedition charges, BJP assaulters, attackers in lawyers’ robes, nationalist anchors—the media’s freedom was tested on Monday by all of these.

 

BSES vs ToI: a defamation biggie

BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN DEFAMATION |08/09/2015

BSES Limited, a company in the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), has sought a stupendous Rs 5,000 crore as damages from BCCL for a series of stories in August based on a draft CAG report.

 

Disaffection case against 'Hindu' editor: We are like that only!

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |01/10/2013

How a news story about the private visit of a high-ranking police officer to a religious leader becomes a threat to media freedom,

 

Media complicit in moral policing

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/04/2013

Mangalore journalist Naveen Soorinje, arrested while covering a moral police attack, spent 17 weeks in jail.

 

Why was Chaitali killed

BY Lois Kapila and Nikhil Roshan| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/10/2012

Felled by a parcel bomb, her death focuses, yet again, on the dangers faced by the activist-journalist.

 

Why do they hate us?

BY Geeta Seshu|IN MEDIA FREEDOM|13/08/2012

The attacks on journalists on Saturday in Mumbai left media persons shaken, not so much because of its unexpectedness or its brutality but because of the naked hostility towards the media,

 

'Prove that you are a journalist'

BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2012

Attacked for exposing tree felling by politicians, asked by the police to prove that he is a journalist, jettisoned by the newspaper he works for, Kamal Shukla typifies the plight of journalists in Chattisgarh.

 

Journalist deaths: more questions than answers

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/03/2012

Were they killed for their work? Were they involved in other matters? Did their professional and personal enemies conspire to kill them?

 

Dark times

BY The Hoot| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/07/2010

In less than twenty days of this month there have been six assaults on journalists and one arrest in Manipur, Kerala, Kashmir, Maharashtra, Orissa and Delhi.

 

Sitting ducks for public ire?

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/03/2010

The media in the Kannada Prabha case is the victim of a larger threat to creative, artistic and academic discourses. Unfortunately, media institutions are sitting ducks for public ire--genuine or orchestrated,

 

Andaman govt tightens screws on local media

BY Andaman Chronicle| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/01/2010

The administration has taken one more step to cut advertising support to the local media, by empowering a department to stop ads.

 

After the Laxman Choudhury episode

BY Sarada Lahangir|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|02/01/2010

After a stringer without an ID card from his paper languished in jail for two and half months, journalists in Orissa are organising themselves under the banner of Media Unity for Freedom of the Press.

 

Harassed for backing adivasi cause

BY chekkutty| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |19/11/2003 

The CBI has taken over investigation of a case involving police victimisation of a television reporter in Kerala.

 

Goa Chief Minister takes on the media

BY frederick N| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |06/10/2003 

Manohar Parrikar threatens four newspapers with defamation, the press says it is being muzzled, but also begins to introspect on its own role.

 

Gilani & Badal, same difference

BY jaya jaitly| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |27/01/2003

Attempts to equate the two would blur the distinction between right and wrong

 

Shades of Repression

BY ninan| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/03/2003

Take a look at the increasing number of states where journalists are besieged.

 

Iftikhar Gilani: No safeguards in the Official Secrets Act

BY mannika| IN LAW AND POLICY |03/01/2003

 

The Persecution Of Tehelka

IN OPINION |01/09/2002

 

Responding to attacks on the media

IN OPINION |19/08/2002

 

No proof, no bail, Tehelka reporter rots in jail

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/08/2002

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