Media Freedom News
Russians have the privilege of openly saying the most obvious and terrible things
Outside their borders, Russians have to learn the hard way that a lot of things they think to be obvious sound most terrible outside their enchanted circle, where freedom of speech lives on
Madras HC stays certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules, says they 'rob independence of media'
The Bombay High Court, on 14 August this year, had stayed the operation of sub-rules (1) and (3) of Rule 9 of the said Rules of 2021, the bench pointed out
Editors Guild slams J&K enforcement agencies' action against journalists Masrat Zahra, Peerzada Ashiq, demands withdrawal of charges
The Editors Guild of India on Tuesday expressed concern over the "high-handed manner" in which the law enforcement agencies in Jammu and Kashmir used prevailing laws aganst The Hindu journalist Peerzada Ashiq and freelance photographer Mazrat Zahra
I&B ministry lifts 48-hour ban on Asianet News, Media One over coverage on Delhi riots; 'Govt supports press freedom,' says Javadekar
Centre revoked the 48-hour ban imposed on Friday on Malayalam news channels Asianet News and Media One for reportage of Delhi riots that could 'enhance communal disharmony' across the country
Article 370 revoked: From subtle threats to intimidation tactics, fact-finding report reveals how State clamps down on Kashmir media
In order to water down the narrative about protests and any resilience from Kashmiris, the government has gone to the lengths of making victims inaccessible to the media
Prakash Javadekar says NDA govt committed to ensuring media freedom, highlights need for self-regulation
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the BJP-led government at the Centre was committed to ensuring media freedom and recalled party leaders' fight against Emergency in 1975 to protect press freedom.
Editors Guild condemns finance ministry restricting entry of journalists into North Block, calls it 'gag on media freedom'
The Editors Guild of India on Wednesday issued a statement condemning the finance ministry's move to restrict entry of journalists into the North Block.
New York Times decides to stop publishing political cartoons: Media freedom takes yet another hit
Press freedom took another hit as New York Times decided to stop publishing political cartoons.
Delhi Talks: Media has enjoyed most freedom during coalition regimes, says former Doordarshan news reader Sunit Tandon
Sunit Tandon has donned several hats but the most memorable has been that of a news reader in Doordarshan.
Alliance For Media Freedom condemns Kanyakumari Police's 'illegal detention' of two journalists probing sand mining
The Alliance For Media Freedom has condemned the "illegal detention and harassment" of two Tamil Nadu journalists for helping two French reporters investigate illegal beach and sand mining.
Bangladesh retaliates with stern law even as editors protest repressive legislation curtailing press freedom
Bangladesh's newspaper editors formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka to protest against a newly enacted internet law.
Full text: Editors Guild of India issues statement criticising govt attempts to 'interfere' with press freedom after ABP exits
The Guild also decries the tendency on the part of the government, and political class in general, to use selective denial of journalistic access as a weapon.
Sohrabuddin Shaikh trial: Bombay HC judgment lifting ban on reporting of case comes as big relief to media
The judgment by Bombay High Court’s Justice Revati Mohite Dere lifting the ban on media reporting of the Sohrabuddin Shaikh trial comes as a big relief.
Jignesh Mevani had no right to seek a journalist’s expulsion: Such a trend would mean death of media freedom
It is deeply disappointing to note the manner in which Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani stifled the media through tactics that he professes to stand against.
On National Press Day, Narendra Modi wishes media fraternity, says govt committed to upholding freedom of expression
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished journalists on "National Press Day" and said his government is "fully committed to upholding freedom of press
Israel's call to shut Al-Jazeera is brazen attack on media freedom: Amnesty International
Israel's decision to close the offices of broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state is "a brazen attack on media freedom", Amnesty International said on Monday.
Covering Donald Trump the Reuters way: Editor-in-chief sends a list of dos and don'ts to staffer
In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way
Post assault, #IStandWithRajdeep tops #ModiAtMadison on Twitter
Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was roughed up outside Madison Square Garden in New York by pro-Modi supporters ahead of the prime minister's speech. #IStandWithRajdeep topped the India trends on Twitter overtaking #ModiAtMadison.
Telangana: KCR launches proxy war on the media freedom
It is now over three days since TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothy channels have been blocked by Multiple System Operators (MSOs) who control the distribution of TV channels through cables.
US 'concerned' over declining media freedom in Pakistan
We have very clearly said that we are concerned about the space for media freedom in Pakistan," the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters yesterday.