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CK Prasad

Advisory to media on foreign content came after govt sought legal opinion, says PCI chief 

Matter to be listed before the council in its next meeting after Editors Guild issued statement urging PCI to withdraw advisory. 
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Editors Guild urges CM Vijayan to withdraw ‘disturbing’ amendment to Kerala Police Act

The Guild said that though Kerala government placed the amendment on hold, the ordinance is still in force and 'has the potential for grave misuse'.
A viral photo of the suspected attack that took place Sunday | Milan Mahanta

Editors Guild writes to Assam CM, urges ‘urgent intervention’ on attacks against journalists 

Journalists have been ‘subjected to mob attacks, intimidation, threats, which is vitiating environment necessary for the functioning of an independent media’, the Guild has said. 
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally for byelections, in Bulandshahr Thursday | ANI

Editors Guild asks UP CM Adityanath to release jailed journalists, ensure freedom of press

In letter to CM Yogi Adityanath, Editors Guild says there are compelling cases of authorities harassing journalists working in UP, and cites several cases that were registered this year.
File photo of Arnab Goswami | Commons

Editors Guild calls Arnab Goswami arrest ‘extremely distressing’, asks for fair treatment

Maharashtra Police arrested Goswami Wednesday in connection with a 2018 abetment to suicide case. Move sparked a flurry of reactions from senior journalists.
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Victimisation of Republic TV journalists should immediately stop, Editors Guild says

In a statement, the Editors Guild said it is 'is pained to see the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of FIRs being filed against journalists of Republic TV'.
Seema Mustafa

Seema Mustafa becomes Editors Guild of India’s new president

Sanjay Kapoor, Editor Hardnews magazine was elected as the general secretary, Anant Nath is the new treasurer.
Prasar Bharati House

Editors Guild says govts & agencies acted ‘vindictively’ in Prasar Bharati-PTI, Odisha matters

The Editors Guild of India says Prasar Bharati cancelling its PTI contract & police picking up Odisha journalist ‘threaten & undermine’ independence of media.
UP Police personnel burning the body of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras who was allegedly gangraped | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Reprehensible’ — Editors Guild condemns Yogi govt curbs on media in Hathras, phone-tapping

Not allowing the media to visit the incident spots and tapping the phone conversation of journalists undermine and obstruct the functioning of the media, the Guild said Sunday.
Supriya Sharma

Editors Guild says FIR against Scroll.in amounts to shooting the messenger, undermines press

The Guild said it respected all laws of the land, but called the FIR against Scroll.in a 'flagrant misuse of such laws', which it said was unjustifiable and reprehensible.

On Camera

Munawar Faruqui no hardened criminal. Denying him bail is to keep Muslims in line

Apart from Munawar, four others were held from Indore. But no one is bothered about them, because only a man with a Muslim name can be worth the outrage.
Columbia University professor and former NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya | Photo: Twitter | @APanagariya

India can grow in double digits in post-Covid decade, but needs more reforms — Panagariya

Speaking to ThePrint, ex-NITI Aayog vice-chief Arvind Panagariya calls for privatisation of public firms, trade liberalisation & more relaxation in labour laws by states, but no Covid cess.

Defence

Bangladesh armed forces contingent during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi on Saturday | ANI

How Army and Navy are keeping Republic Day parade participants safe amid Covid

In November, when Army contingent and bands started arriving in the capital, a total of 260 tested positive for Covid, out of about 3,000 who had landed.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.