BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/10/2016
His paper banned for being a threat to ‘public tranquility’, a Kashmir Reader reporter reflects on recent events and what the paper stands for.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |27/07/2016
The mobile-internet blockade has left families in the dark about the well-being and whereabouts of their loved ones.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |20/07/2016
Government doublespeak angers the Kashmir press, as Mattoo claims CM did not know of the three-day ban.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/07/2016
Kashmiris react with fury to the dubious or false stories that some media outlets have been peddling during the current protests against Wani’s killing.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |20/06/2016
Three govt employees have been suspended. Will it now curb a practice that affects journalism in the state adversely?
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/04/2016
Her minor status raises a host of issues about the legality of her detention, the video, its leak, and the disclosure of her identity.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/04/2016
The national media whipped up emotions by carrying provocative stories. The Kashmir papers stuck to the facts.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |06/04/2016
Khyber Agro Farms is convicted for adulterating milk but the story is absent from the top papers
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |14/02/2016
The social media giant removed a cartoon published in Kashmir on Afzhal Guru’s death anniversary.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |24/01/2016
The rumour about anti-polio drops killing Kashmiri children is the latest example of fake journalists misusing social media to spread lies.
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Both Barkha Dutt and NDTV announced on Sunday that she will moving on from the channel to do her own thing.  While she said,"It's been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities and my own ventures," the channel she joined out of college and spent 21 years with issued a generous statement. It said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute...We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best." Will the channel feel the same without her?

Is getting political gossip paramount for political reporters? It  seems to override all other considerations, going by an item in Jan 13's Indian Express column `Delhi Confidential'.  Journalists, including seniors, apparently throng Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's annual lunch for his insights into Haryana, UP and Delhi politics. Any journalist worth her salt knows that he faces criminal cases for his alleged involvement in the November 1984  massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. He was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 because of this, despite having won in 2004. Should journalists patronise a politician accused of such a crime?  Accepting his hospitality is one thing, interviewing him for his insights is another.            

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