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Postcard, Indiatimes in Poynter list of 513 ‘fake news’ websites

Postcard & Indiatimes are yet to issue statements on the Poynter list, which seeks to name websites that carry 'false or misleading information'.

Is Assange a journalist? It depends what year you ask

If WikiLeaks is not different from a news site, then its newsgathering & publications should be almost entirely protected from prosecution.
New Delhi Times

Shashi Kapoor’s New Delhi Times gives a true picture of journalism, warts and all

New Delhi Times conveys the fundamental duality that plagues all journalists — the thrill of chasing a ‘good story’ that is also a human tragedy.
Protestors raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu

When news channels brought pre-World Cup India-Pakistan battle home after Pulwama

Ravish Kumar’s call for restraint was akin to a call to practice journalism — an alien concept in the genetic structure of TV news.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.
File photo of Arnab Goswami | Bhaskar Paul/India Today Group/Getty Images

No matter what we think of Arnab Goswami, we must defend his right to do his job

Details about Rafale deal, unemployment in India would not have come out if we muzzled press freedom.
Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Journalists need an audience, but have no clue on how to earn loyalty

Newsrooms can't seem to agree on the best way to engage and speak to their audience.
Journalist Taha Siddiqui | Sara Farid

Pakistani journalists calling my article a publicity stunt is the biggest disappointment

I want Pakistan to become better and the only way that can happen is by highlighting the wrongs, writes Taha Siddiqui.
Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

We need good reporting now more than ever. Democracy depends on it

The value of trusted, factual journalism has never been higher, the need for it never greater.
File photo of Gul Bukhari | ThePrint

Abduct me, bully me, chase me out, but I still love Pakistan and won’t shut up

Pakistani columnist Gul Bukhari writes about loving Pakistan, but not blindly.

On Camera

Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.