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Apr 05, 2019
Rana Ayyub on global list of journalists under threat: Abuse of those pursuing truth must be stemmed with govt actionIt 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.
Dec 29, 2018
Turkey investigating TV anchor Fatih Portakal for 'openly inciting others to commit a crime' weeks after President Erdogan lambasted journalistThe prosecutor's office said it was investigating Turkey's Fox Haber channel's Fatih Portakal for "openly inciting others to commit a crime" after the journalist speculated whether Turks could protest like those in the Yellow Vest movement in France, Hurriyet and Milliyet dailies said.
Dec 26, 2018
Journalists in Pakistan complain of increasing censorship; new legislation regulating media alarms scribesPakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship.
Dec 04, 2018
Alliance For Media Freedom condemns Kanyakumari Police's 'illegal detention' of two journalists probing sand miningThe 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.
Nov 28, 2018
India's regression on free speech, low ranking on Human Freedom Index holding it back from being prosperousThe Human Freedom Index 2017 — compiled annually by the Cato Institute — named Switzerland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as the most-free nations. India ranked 102nd, behind Indonesia and Turkey.
Nov 20, 2018
White House restores full press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta; news channel withdraws lawsuitSimultaneously, the White House also announced that it has framed new rules for the reporters covering the news conferences, either by President Donald Trump or senior administration officials. As per the guidelines, a reporter can ask a single question and permission for a follow up will be subject to the discretion of the individual holding the news conference.
Nov 19, 2018
Donald Trump's war on media continues in an America divided into Fox News viewers and a more non-discriminatory crowdAt the heart of Donald Trump's war on media is that Republicans and their allies know that demography is not on their side: America is changing and there is little that they can do to stop it.
Nov 17, 2018
CNN, Jim Acosta win Round One against Donald Trump but the fight is just beginning; White House to release 'new rules' for mediaRound One went to CNN as a federal judge ruled on a snowswept morning that the Donald Trump administration must immediately return White House ‘hard pass’ press credentials to CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered "irreparable harm" from the decision to abruptly bar him after he questioned a visibly upset US president at a news conference immediately after the Republicans suffered a shellacking in the US midterm elections.
Nov 16, 2018
Judge delays ruling till Friday on CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press credentials; Donald Trump insists 'guys like Acosta are bad for the country'A federal judge has delayed his decision on whether to order the Donald Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
Nov 15, 2018
Donald Trump lawyers and CNN square off in Jim Acosta press pass case; judge to announce decision todayPresident Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House press credentials.