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 Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has increased accidental death cover for accredited journalists from Rs 50,000 to 5 lakh. Also families of accredited journalists will now get Mata Amrutm (MA) card for cashless treatment upto Rs 2 lakh in govt or designated pvt hospitals in the state. The  MA card is actually given to those whose annual income is less than Rs 1.5 lakh, but a special exception has been made for journalists. Both theses announcements were made in the budget presented in the assembly on February 21st.           

A year and six months after he was jailed in September 2015  Bastar journalist Santosh Yadav was granted bail by a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan today. Yadav was arrested in September 2015 on charges of aiding Maoists.               

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