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Threatening media

The July 4 editorial in Dawn raises important questions about the conditions of possibility and implications of such a discourse against the media, which are relevant across South Asia, including in India.

New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedom

Two attacks, in particular, weighed on organizers as they discussed in autumn whom to give the honour of initiating the ceremonial ball drop just before midnight, according to Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.


Where anything goes

Message of Cobrapost sting: Media subservience to power, its contempt for the citizen.

A new TRP philosophy

Rights and responsibilities must be harmonised for the sake of democracy. It would be appropriate for the media to dedicate itself to the promotion of Truth in a Responsible and Professional manner.

PIB Accreditation: Why it matters to journalists

The PIB accreditation card has two important advantages. First, in certain events involving the President and Prime Minister, and other Ministers, only PIB accredited journalists are allowed entry. Second, accreditation allows a journalist to protect her sources.

Russian media law poses threat to free press -U.S. State Department

The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, allows Moscow to force foreign media to brand news they provide to Russians as the work of “foreign agents” and to disclose their funding sources.


Gauri Lankesh’s murder puts focus on press freedom, climate of impunity towards journalists

India: the country with the freest press in South Asia still manages to rank as the 13th most dangerous country in the world for journalists, as per CPJ's global Impunity Index.

Plea to refrain media: No High Court relief for Yuvraj Singh

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, had sought directives to media houses to refrain from reporting about the personal lives of his family.

Govt committed to safeguard freedom of press: Prakash Javadekar

Referring to the phenomenon of paid news, Javadekar said people know about its reality.

Concerns over further restriction on Chinese journalists

With imposition of new restrictions on journalists, free speech in China will be curtailed significantly.