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Authorities weaponising sedition laws, says former Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur
India

Authorities weaponising sedition laws, says former Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur

The former apex court judge criticised the "weaponising" of the sedition laws, "abuse" of prohibitory orders and blanket shutdown of the internet

Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court
World

Charlie Hebdo attack trial: 'Nothing to regret' over Prophet Mohammed cartoons, magazine's chief tells court

Laurent Sourisseau, who was badly wounded when Islamist gunmen attacked the French weekly's office in Paris in 2015, also said that he doesn't want to be "dependent on the insane arbitrariness of fanatics"

Editors Guild condemns recent attacks on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru, urges authorities to act
India

Editors Guild condemns recent attacks on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru, urges authorities to act

The Bengaluru incident highlights law enforcement's failure to maintain an environment where the media can function without fear, the guild said.

'We will persevere': A newspaper faces the weight of Hong Kong's crackdown
World

'We will persevere': A newspaper faces the weight of Hong Kong's crackdown

In Hong Kong’s newly restrictive environment, the freewheeling publication is both a target and a test case for the government’s authority over the media

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
India

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.

Govt fines PTI Rs 84.48 crore over lease agreement 'violations' for its Sansad Marg office in Delhi
India

Govt fines PTI Rs 84.48 crore over lease agreement 'violations' for its Sansad Marg office in Delhi

The government has asked PTI to pay the amount by 7 August, failing which the agency will have to pay 10 percent interest on the total dues.

Must Prasar Bharati spend taxpayers’ money on PTI? Five questions on press trust
India

Must Prasar Bharati spend taxpayers’ money on PTI? Five questions on press trust

The PTI building stands on land leased for pittance by the government, besides it getting a substantial taxpayers’ money — over Rs 9 crore annually of its Rs 110 crore-odd revenue from subscriptions and services.

India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'
India

India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'

Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) attributed India's decline on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 to 'pressure on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government's line'

Srinagar journalists demonstrate against police action on colleagues at anti-CAA protest, call for end to harassment of scribes
India

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)

Australian newspapers censor front pages in protest against govt secrecy, crackdown of press freedom
World

Australian newspapers censor front pages in protest against govt secrecy, crackdown of press freedom

Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom.

Article 370 revoked: From subtle threats to intimidation tactics, fact-finding report reveals how State clamps down on Kashmir media
India

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

BSP slams Mirzapur DM’s ‘irresponsible statements’; official had justified case against journalist who exposed poor quality mid-day meal in UP
India

BSP slams Mirzapur DM’s ‘irresponsible statements’; official had justified case against journalist who exposed poor quality mid-day meal in UP

A day after Mirzapur district magistrate justified the case against the journalist who exposed poor quality mid-day meal in the Uttar Pradesh, BSP spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Wednesday said the official was making irresponsible statements instead of protecting press freedom

Communication lockdown in J&K
India

Communication lockdown in J&K "draconian", says Editors Guild; journalist moves SC seeking lifting of restrictions on press in state

'The lockdown (in Kashmir) is almost total and draconian for the vibrant local media,' said a statement released by the Editors Guild of India on Saturday.

Editors Guild condemns finance ministry restricting entry of journalists into North Block, calls it 'gag on media freedom'
India

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.

No journalist held captive during Yogi Adityanath's visit to Moradabad hospital, says district magistrate
Politics

No journalist held captive during Yogi Adityanath's visit to Moradabad hospital, says district magistrate

Moradabad District Magistrate Rakesh Singh said that some journalists were allowed inside the ward, over 35 persons were 'detained' as part of safety measures.

Sri Lankan media watchdog slams attempt to arrest journalist for remarks on anti-Muslim riots
World

Sri Lankan media watchdog slams attempt to arrest journalist for remarks on anti-Muslim riots

The Sri Lanka Free Media Movement (SLFMM) has said police were trying to prosecute Kusal Perera, a senior journalist who wrote a column in Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper over the anti-Muslim violence.

New York Times decides to stop publishing political cartoons: Media freedom takes yet another hit
World

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.

Another journalist held for 'defamatory content' against Yogi Adityanath; TV news channel editor remanded to 14-day custody
India

Another journalist held for 'defamatory content' against Yogi Adityanath; TV news channel editor remanded to 14-day custody

Another journalist at a Noida-based TV channel has been arrested allegedly over defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, said officials

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech
India

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech

Today, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.

Editors Guild condemns physical attacks on journalists in West Bengal during phase 5 of elections, asks EC to take action
India

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.