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Rana Ayyub on global list of journalists under threat: Abuse of those pursuing truth must be stemmed with govt action
India

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.

The Post movie review: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks-starrer is timely reminder of need for an independent press
Entertainment

The Post movie review: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks-starrer is timely reminder of need for an independent press

The timing of Steven Spielberg’s The Post couldn’t be more prescient, with Donald Trump trying his best to discredit the press that holds him accountable for his dozens of misdemeanours.

Of 'presstitutes' and media: Don't blame just BJP, art of sycophancy emerged during Congress reign
Politics

Of 'presstitutes' and media: Don't blame just BJP, art of sycophancy emerged during Congress reign

After the recent fracas on live television between NDTV anchor Nidhi Razdan and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, here’s a word or two about “presstitutes”.

After presstitute remark, General VK Singh pushes for media regulatory body
India

After presstitute remark, General VK Singh pushes for media regulatory body

At loggerheads with media in recent days, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh on Friday pushed for a media regulatory body to function as an effective watchdog".

VK Singh and the P-word: Media should learn to take it on the chin
India

VK Singh and the P-word: Media should learn to take it on the chin

One quotes Swinton because there has been a hullabaloo over Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh's tweets about "presstitutes" in the media.