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In RS, Sena MP questions govt over press freedom, cites GoM report; NCP MP says criminalise marital rape

March 16, 2021 1:22 am

Among the several suggestions that the GoM report mentioned included a strategy to “neutralise” those who set “false narratives” against the government, roping in “right-wing parties” from other countries to seek “common ground”, and alleged “colour coding” of journalists.

Andhra HC gags media on govt FIR over land purchase

September 16, 2020 7:18 am

The petitioner had alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau was working with mala fide intentions against him and that the whole issue was being given a political colour and a media trial.

Journalists covering US protests face assault, arrest

June 01, 2020 2:53 pm

In some incidents, members of the news media appeared to be targeted, by police and protesters alike, the USA Today reported.

Threats to Arunachal journalist: Press Council of India seeks report

May 20, 2020 2:54 am

“While taking suo-motu cognizance of the matter, a Report on Facts of the case has been called for from the Chief Secretary & The Director General Police, Arunachal Pradesh,” the PCI said in a statement on Tuesday.

Unfreedom of press

April 23, 2020 11:24 am

Booking of photographer under UAPA, FIR on a newspaper report, send out a chilling message on free speech.

UAPA against Kashmir photographer for posts, journalist faces FIR

April 21, 2020 5:01 am

In the case against the photographer, police claimed that the Cyber Police Station in Srinagar received information on April 18 “through reliable sources that one Facebook user namely Masrat Zahra is frequently uploading anti-national posts with criminal intention”.

Job of police to facilitate journalists, not impede work: Editors Guild

March 27, 2020 5:37 am

It noted “with concern that high-handed and arbitrary police action has obstructed many journalists from reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in many parts of the country”.

Andhra court order: Prone to misuse, will damage media freedoms — Editors Guild to state govt

November 09, 2019 1:03 am

The Press Council of India had also taken suo motu cognizance of the order on November 2. PCI Chairman Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad had expressed grave concern over the government’s order.

India ranks 13th for impunity for killers of journalists

October 31, 2019 4:09 am

India is at the bottom of the impunity table of the 13 countries, as only countries with more than 5 unsolved journalist killings in the last decade are mentioned in the index.

Mexico: American journalist working for Nat Geo shot at during interview

October 06, 2019 5:42 pm

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mexico is the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere. Five journalists have been killed in Mexico this year.