BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/03/2017
Released on bail after one and half years in jail, he is full of plans to keep up with his ‘patrakarita’ and ‘samaj seva’ and tell the world about the plight of the adivasis in this strife-torn area.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |07/02/2017
While stonewalling their demand to broadcast news, the I&B Ministry has said CR stations can air AIR bulletins instead.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |25/10/2016
It all comes round again - political thugs dictating what film, play, or concert can go ahead. Karan Johar is just the latest to surrender to threats.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/09/2016
He is a young Kashmiri man charged with sedition. His offence? Sharing a cartoon showing India being swept by a broom on Facebook.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/08/2016
The filing of a complaint against an Outlook investigation on child trafficking in Assam is the latest attempt to silence the media
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/07/2016
In response to the persecution of journalists, a new law has been drafted to protect them against the police and vigilante groups
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/07/2016
Those fighting to free Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag from jail themselves need defending in a state where the odds are stacked against both.
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.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |20/05/2016
When stringers are attacked or killed, the struggle for justice begins with determining whether they are journalists at all.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/05/2016
On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, the prospects for four jailed scribes are mixed in Chhattisgarh.
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Do web teams of newspapers normally quote other newspapers?  The DNA Web Team and FE (Financial Express) Online this week quoted articles from TOIIndian Express and HT in which Muslims working for Yogi Adityanath had been interviewed. DNA did this on two consecutive days, March 20 and 21. While only the March 20 report had a line in which the Web Team had passed its own judgment - ``However, the religious leader, often vilified for his brand of politics...'', the FE Online article   read like an opinion piece. It even included this comment, without backing it up with any proof: ``The facts of the Mutt show that Yogi has been wrongly painted as anti-Muslim by the media. His followers say that Yogi does not oppose Muslims but Wahabi Islam, which is believed to be behind the rise of terrorism across the world.''  Intriguing.

 

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has appointed his old band of loyalists as advisors. Among them is senior journalist Raveen Thukral, who has remained closely associated with him and had been advising him on media during the run up to the elections. He becomes media advisor to the chief minister with the rank of a Minister of State. Also back in action is his former media advisor BIS Chahal, and a former employee in the Public Relations Department. Chahal is now advisor to the CM, also with the rank of minister of state. Singh's media manager Vimal Sumbly will now be his press secretary.

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