BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/07/2018
The charge of obstructing a public servant on duty is the easiest to level against anyone even asking questions of public officials. Journalists are increasingly being booked under it,
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/06/2018
…Even as journalists in Srinagar face fear and uncertainty, and no credible clues emerge to Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination.
BY MALINI SUBRAMANIAM| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/06/2018
Things turned ugly for a Sakshi reporter when he exposed the exact nature of the relief and rehabilitation fraud in West Godavari District.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/05/2018
Journalist Kamal Shukla waits for a court verdict about the sedition charge against him over posting a cartoon on Facebook
BY COLLEEN MURRELL| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/05/2018
Foreign journalists have been abandoning countries that have become too dangerous, and local journalists who replace them are now in the line of fire.
The RSF Index 2018 shows China-type media control seeping into Vietnam and Cambodia, as also Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/04/2018
With 57 dead over five years, the heads of state arriving for CHOGM will be given a code of conduct to force them to pay attention
The Supreme Court’s new ruling that poll candidates and their relatives must reveal the source of their income, infringes their fundamental right to privacy
After a spate of court orders gagging the media, two judges buck the trend in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Pachauri cases
BY OZGE OZDUZEN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/02/2018
But continuous censorship and regulation is becoming a potential catalyst for creative dissidence,
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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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