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To be a journalist in Kashmir is to be prey to violence, suspicion, accused of taking sides and having to think of the consequences of every word.
BY PRANATI B. MEHRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/07/2015
The Daily in Mumbai with a handful of staff scooped three sensational exclusives related to the blasts.
BY BINOO K. JOHN| IN OPINION |27/07/2015
Only the Financial Times’ huge digital subscriber base can explain the price Nikkei has paid for it.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/07/2015
The night before Yakub Memon’s execution, the television channels were filled with vituperation.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |01/08/2015
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Things are beginning to look somewhat grim for Firstpost on the editorial independence front. First an article written by the editor R Jagannathan talking about Arun Jaitley's performance was unceremoniously pulled from the site a few days after it appeared in July. Here is the tweet about the article. Towards the end of last week Lakshmi Chaudhry, the executive editor of the site, submitted her resignation citing editorial interference from upper management. A staff meeting has also taken place where the editorial staff discussed these developments and expressed apprehensions about the future of the site if it is not allowed to criticise certain leaders in the government.

 

The Hindu reports that the family of  Jagendra Singh, the  social media journalist alleged burnt to death in Shahjahanpur in June at the behest of an UP government minister, has decided to withdraw murder charges. The police are getting ready to declare the death a suicide says the story. And the Akhilesh Yadav government has given the family Rs 30 lakh, promised jobs to his two sons, and cleared the family’s lands of encroachment.

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