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Press Council Condemns journalist's murder, demands SIT probe

Jun 10, 2015

Press Council Condemns journalist's murder, demands SIT probe

Strongly condemning the murder of a journalist who was allegedly burnt alive at Shahjehanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Press Council of India Chairman C K Prasad on Wednesday said it was an attack on freedom of press and demanded an SIT probe into the incident. #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #Press Council of India #PCI #Freedom of Press #SIT probe #C K Prasad #Shahjehanpur #Journalist murdered
Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve to aggressively curb civil society and press freedom. #China #NewsTracker #Chinese government #Freedom of Press #China Communist Party #Gao Yu
Paris attack: Why provoke, asks Kiran Bedi after gunmen attack Charlie Hebdo, kill 12

Jan 08, 2015

Paris attack: Why provoke, asks Kiran Bedi after gunmen attack Charlie Hebdo, kill 12

While the entire world and social media were busy condemning the attack, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi tweeted backing the gunmen who shot at Charlie Hebdo. #kiran bedi #TweetFeed #Charlie Hebdo #Freedom of Press #al-Qaida #Paris attack #Paris Shooting #Prophet Cartoon
Iran extends Washington Post bureau chief's detention

Dec 04, 2014

Iran extends Washington Post bureau chief's detention

The Post said that Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaians brother, said in an interview "there seems to be a disconnect" between elements of the Iranian government. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #Washington Post #Freedom of Press #Jason Rezaian #Reporter detained #Yeganeh Salehi
Iran Wife of Washington Post reporter freed, husband still detained

Oct 06, 2014

Iran Wife of Washington Post reporter freed, husband still detained

The two were detained along with two other journalists on July 22. The two other reporters were later freed. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #Washington Post #Freedom of Press #Reporter detained
Govt rules out interference in media, but wants 'self mechanisms' improved

Aug 08, 2014

Govt rules out interference in media, but wants 'self mechanisms' improved

Committing to safeguard the freedom of press, Government today ruled out any interference in media but wanted "self mechanisms" to be improved to maintain accountability and responsibility of the fourth pillar of democracy. #India #Media #NewsTracker #Indian media #Press #Freedom of Press #Prakash Javadekar
No new details on detained Washington Post reporter, says Iran official

Aug 06, 2014

No new details on detained Washington Post reporter, says Iran official

Rezaian, his wife, Yeganeh Salehi and two photojournalists were detained 22 July in Iran's capital, Tehran. #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Iran #Washington Post #Freedom of Press #Reporter detained
Rana Ayyub vs DNA Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

Jul 15, 2014

Rana Ayyub vs DNA Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

There is a cautionary tale in the Rana Ayyub vs DNA drama. But chances are it will get drowned in the competing din of Amit Shah loyalists belligerent about what they see as character assassination or Modi-foes who see the death knell for dissent. #Narendra Modi #DNA #Freedom of Press #Amit Shah #Rana Ayyub #Harini Calamur #Digital journalism in India
Newspaper pulls down article critical of Amit Shah, Twitter outrages

Jul 13, 2014

Newspaper pulls down article critical of Amit Shah, Twitter outrages

The social media was outraged after the DNA newspaper pulled down an article by journalist Rana Ayyub criticisng the newly appointed BJP President Amit Shah #social media #BJP #Twitter #Freedom of Press #Amit Shah #Rana Ayyub
Centre looking to enact law to stop attacks on journalists Javadekar

Jun 08, 2014

Centre looking to enact law to stop attacks on journalists Javadekar

"We have earned the press freedom, we did not get it for free. We have gone through a lot of struggle. This (freedom of press) is the essence of democracy and it needs to be preserved. The Modi government is committed towards full freedom to media and that is our principle because we believe in it," Javadekar said. #BJP #Mumbai #TheySaidIt #journalists #Freedom of Press #Prakash Javadekar #Red Ink awards #law to protect press #attacks on press