BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |16/03/2017
Several photojournalists were beaten and threatened by uniformed men on Thursday afternoon.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/03/2017
“Velvet Revolution” is a 57-minute international documentary which profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.
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 SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/03/2017
Newslaundry asked the same questions some months ago. So why is Mr Chandrasekhar taking umbrage now,
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 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.
Twitter’s track record in cracking down on abuse, trolls, and fake accounts is the result of its indifference, its policies, and ineffective handling.
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.
BY SAI VINOD| IN LAW AND POLICY |14/11/2016
Government bans on TV won’t go away. They have been around for 12 years, and a sustained campaign against bans as a method of regulation is the only solution.
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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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