The BG Verghese memorial lecture by Gopal Gandhi, March 19, 2015 at the Indian International Centre, New Delhi.
A panel discussion on Shrinking space for Dissent, March 19, 2015.
Panelists: Siddharth Varadarajan, Shubha Mudgal, Ashok Malik, Nilanjana Roy.
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.