But the case shows how contempt is misused by the courts to crush critical reports quickly while the final ruling takes years to come.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/12/2016
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns—the year saw the courts being tested on a range of freedom of expression issues.
BY TIMOTHY SUMMERS| IN PRIVACY |19/12/2016
As an ethical hacker, my job is to help protect those who are unable, or lack the knowledge, to help themselves.
BY AMRIT DHILLON| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/12/2016
A new report says that press freedom has declined to its lowest point in 12 years and, this time, some European countries are in the dock.
BY HILAL MIR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |17/11/2016
Rescind the NDTV ban but continue the six-week ban on Kashmir Reader. This discrepancy is just a small part of the differential treatment Kashmir journalists face.
BY AUNOHITA MOJUMDAR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/11/2016
The editor’s farewell piece from ‘Fact and Fiction’ the last issue of Himal in its current incarnation.
IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/11/2016
The news media are a vital line of defence with regard to the invaluable right to expression, speech, information and dissent.
BY RAJESH SINHA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/11/2016
The channel stands accused of revealing “sensitive strategic information” when an operation was in progress. But does the charge stick and if so does it apply only to NDTV?
BY SURAJKUMAR THUBE| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/11/2016
This crackdown on NDTV is a continuation of the media gagging prevalent in the Kashmir valley. But the issue gains more credence when it happens in Lutyens Delhi.
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.
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The Zee Group being a lead sponsor of the Jaipur Lit-fest  means that you get a dose of Zee News' Sudhir Chaudhary there every year, sometimes plugging one of the group's channels. This year someone from the audience asked him a direct question about fake videos to which he replied without batting an eyelid that India did not have credible institutions who could do a fair investigation.  The moderator chipped in, you have a remote, change the channel if you don't like it. Retorted a person in the audience, don't tell us what to do, improve yourselves.                                  

Catch News has just done a round of staff relocation between its Delhi, Noida and Jaipur offices. Whether you describe it as cost cutting or rationalisation depends on what you choose to believe. The moves are apparently aimed at facilitating the Rajasthan Patrika Group's plan to bring out an English daily from Jaipur, a project which has been in the works for a while. Other expansion plans such as a Malayalam version of Catch News seem to be on hold.              

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