Bari Weiss' resignation from NYT spurs 'illiberalism' debate in US, but for Indian media, free and fair journalism is a myth
The resignation of Bari Weiss is interesting because it is an issue of freedom of press in America — one that points to a curtailing of freedom from a direction not usually accused of being an enemy of free speech and free thought.
'Open your eyes... country is being torn apart': First-time TMC MP Mahua Moitra sets stage for Parliamentary debate in fiery, maiden Lok Sabha speech
In her maiden speech in Parliament, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra warned that prevalent signs suggest that India is moving towards fascism. During the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha, the Krishnanagar MP said, 'Only if you would open your eyes, you would see that there are signs everywhere, that this country is being torn apart.'
Prashant Kanojia is a straight-shooter who questions people in power, say colleagues; journo's wife claims tweet was a joke
Kanojia's advocate is said to have advised him to return to Delhi immediately and not to speak to the media in Lucknow. "Prashant raises questions on the government and I think this is not being liked by the people in power," said Jagisha.
UP Police slaps forgery case against Nation Live scribe Anuj Shukla; 'picked up mysteriously' after story on Adityanath, claims channel head
One of journalist Anuj Shukla's friend argued that if the woman had said something objectionable about the chief minister, it is she who should have been arrested.
ACLU has said this indictment establishes "a dangerous precedent that can be used to target all news organisations that hold the government accountable."
Rana Ayyub on global list of journalists under threat: Abuse of those pursuing truth must be stemmed with govt action
It is not surprising that the award-winning journalist and author of Gujarat Files Rana Ayyub finds herself on a global list of 10 journalists threatened for pursuing the truth; the list has been released by Time magazine and One Free Press Coalition. The list underscores the need to take a hard look at the violence meted out to journalists in any form for doing their job, and is as much a reflection of the governments in question as it is of their failure to implement the law of the land.
On India's 72nd Independence Day, George Orwell's essay on freedom of the press makes for a timely read
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear," George Orwell wrote in his essay highlighting the importance of upholding freedom of the press
Aadhaar data breach: Press bodies condemn UIDAI's FIR against The Tribune, its reporter Rachna Khaira
Various press bodies including the Press Club of India, the Editors Guild, Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Association and the Mumbai Press Club condemned the lodging of FIR against The Tribune reporter who exposed the vulnerability of the Aadhaar data
Facebook challenges US court order barring it from notifying users about investigations into their data
Facebook has received support from Microsoft, Google, Apple, Snap, Dropbox and Twitter.
These are scary times, especially for journalism. The arrival of Nobody Speak: The Trial of the Free Press on Netflix therefore is incredibly significant.