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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.
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‘Govt has no tolerance for criticism, fears independent journalism’

The International Press Institute Friday said a democracy can only thrive if media pluralism is allowed to flourish.
'Face of Nation' news portal editor Dhaval Patel | By special arrangement

Deeply disturbing that criminal laws are being used to intimidate journalists: Editors Guild

The Editors Guild of India noted two recent instances, in which one journalist was booked for sedition and the other sent a police notice, for their news reports.
Republic TV's Arnab Goswami | Twitter

Editors Guild condemns attack on Arnab Goswami, asks Mumbai police to book culprits

The Editors Guild strongly condemned the attack on Republic TV editors Arnab Goswami and his wife, saying freedom of expression was one of the basic tenets of journalism.
Kashmiri journalists Peerzada Ashiq and Masrat Zahra (R) | Facebook

UAPA charge on J&K journalist is misuse of power, effort to terrorise media: Editors Guild

Editors Guild of India has criticised the FIRs filed against J&K journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and demanded they be withdrawn.
Migrant workers fleeing Delhi to their native villages after lockdown announcement | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Editors Guild says deeply perturbed at govt move against media, calls SC advice ‘gratuitous’

Editors Guild of India says blaming the media for mass movement of migrants during the coronavirus pandemic obstructs dissemination of news during an unprecedented crisis.
File photo of senior journalist Suman Chattopadhyay | Facebook

Why a star Bengali journalist has been in jail for over 400 days without bail or trial

Suman Chattopadhyay’s family has cried foul about his continued incarceration, petitioning the Editors’ Guild of India this month to seek its intervention. 
Amit Malviya

Editors Guild slams BJP’s Amit Malviya for ‘McCarthyist’ Twitter poll on Rajdeep Sardesai

BJP’s IT head Amit Malviya had run a poll on Twitter asking if noted journalist Rajdeep Sardesai should handle PR for ISIS.
Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University clash with the police during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill on 13 December

Editors Guild condemns police ‘brutality against journalists’ covering CAA protests

In a statement released Monday, the Editors Guild of India has urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide adequate protection to journalists on duty.
Pranab Mukherjee lecture

Democracy without free press is like a blank piece of paper: Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee

Speaking at the Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture, organised annually by Editors Guild of India, Mukherjee said journalists, like civil servants, should never let their biases colour news.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.