Journalists write to Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel over assault on scribes in Kanker, demand magisterial inquiry
On 26 September, editor of Bhumkal Samachar, Kamal Shukla, was beaten up outside a police station while he had gone to cover an attack on a young journalist
In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign
J&K Police defend FIRs against 3 scribes, say two were booked for making seditious comments on online, one for instigating violence
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday defended filing of cases against three journalists in the valley saying two of them have been booked for making seditious and incendiary comments on social media.
Google News Initiative has launched Journalism Emergency Fund to provide urgent aid to small, medium and local news publishers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Stanford University and Google launch COVID-19 Case Mapper to aid local journalists
Stanford University’s Big Local News and Pitch Interactive in collaboration with the Google News Initiative have come up with the COVID-19 Case Mapper to help journalists.
Delhi violence: Journalists beaten, shot at as police, Centre, state govt scramble to control situation; I&B ministry cautions against 'anti-national' content
As the toll in the violence that gripped northeast Delhi for the third consecutive day on Tuesday rose to 13, the Ministry of Information and Broadcast issued an advisory to news channels saying that "be particularly cautious" with content that is likely to "encourage or incite" violence or that "promotes anti-national or communal attitudes". The advisory also said that programmes should refrain from airing content that "contains attacks on religious communities".
China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials after newspaper declines to apologise for column calling Beijing 'real sick man of Asia'
China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists with the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologise for a column with a headline calling China the 'real sick man of Asia,' the foreign ministry said.
Srinagar journalists demonstrate against police action on colleagues at anti-CAA protest, call for end to harassment of scribes
Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar protested on Wednesday against the alleged police action on their colleagues while they were covering a student protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
Academicians, writers, journalists condemn FIRs against Miyah poets: 'Labels will only sharpen Assam's brittle faultlines, create conditions for ethnic, communal violence'
On 10 July 2019, an FIR was filed against ten Miyah poets and other activists from Assam under five different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Telecommunications Act for a poem titled Write it Down, I am a Miyah written by senior Miyah poet, Hafiz Ahmed. The FIR accused the poets and activists, amongst other things, of depicting the Assamese people as 'xenophobic in the eyes of the whole world' and posing a 'serious threat to the Assamese people as well as towards the national security and harmonious social atmosphere.'
Priyanka Gandhi accuses UP govt of muzzling media, slams 'shutting' of cameras during Yogi Adityanath's Moradabad visit
Priyanka Gandhi also tagged to her tweet a media report, which alleged that cameras of journalists were being shut during Yogi Adityanath's visit to Moradabad.
Critics have said that freedom of the press has been under attack since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government first took office in 2014 and journalists have complained of intimidation for writing critical stories.
RedInk Awards 2019: Sonali Jain of Firstpost wins prize under 'Women Empowerment and Gender Equality' category
Former Tribune journalist, Rachna Khaira bagged the 'RedInk Journalist of the Year Award' for her far-reaching expose on the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of Indian (UIDAI) and its Aadhar data cache, reported Outlook.
Editors Guild condemns physical attacks on journalists in West Bengal during phase 5 of elections, asks EC to take action
The Guild urges the EC to initiate necessary action against those who indulged in physical violence against journalists in West Bengal.
'I don't remember': MJ Akbar resorts to refrain during #MeToo cross examination by Priya Ramani's counsel at Delhi court
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Priya Ramani, then began her cross examination of MJ Akbar, represented by senior advocate Geeta Luthra, on the intricacies regarding Ramani joining The Asian Age and other case details.
World Press Freedom Day: Journalists stress on need to stand with each other, re-examine archaic laws
In the absence of any support from state agencies, journalists said it is their own community they look to for solidarity and support.
Myanmar Supreme Court rejects appeal of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years for violating Official Secrets Act
A district court judge in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, found the two journalists guilty under the Official Secrets Act in September, 2018 and sentenced them to seven years in prison. The Yangon High Court rejected an earlier appeal in January.
Pakistan ordered probe against six journalists who had shared Jamal Khashoggi's pictures online, claims RSF
Pakistan's interior ministry ordered investigations into six journalists who had posted pictures online of murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday. RSF said it was "appalled" to learn of the investigations, adding that it "condemns this latest case of intimidation, especially given the Pakistani police's past behaviour towards dissident journalists".
Editor's Guild issues statement on barring of Kashmiri journalists from R-Day event; calls it 'State-sponsored attack on press freedom'
The Kashmiri journalist community, following this, boycotted the ceremony on Saturday in protest against the police action.
Editors Guild of India responds to Rahul Gandhi's 'pliable' journalist jibe, says labelling scribes has emerged 'favourite tactic'
The Editors Guild of India on Thursday said it believes journalists should claim no immunity from healthy and civilised criticism, but at the same time their labelling has emerged as a "favourite tactic" on the part of the establishment to discredit, delegitimise and intimidate them.