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Caught between insurgents & govt, say Manipur scribes after attack at newspaper office

A hand grenade was lobbed inside the office of Manipur daily Poknapham Saturday evening, days after the the police booked the editor of The Frontier Manipur for sedition.
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‘Hang them’ — YouTuber threatens journalists in now deleted video ‘exposing’ Greta toolkit

The video had been posted on a channel called ‘The String’, which has over 4 lakh subscribers. It was also amplified by BJP members on Twitter.
Kashmiri freelance journalists Zubair Sofi (L) and Adnan Bhat | Credit: Twitter/@Adnanmbhat and by special arrangement

Kashmir duo says Al Jazeera took credit for story making ‘merit list’, portal claims ‘oversight’

A report co-authored by freelancers Adnan Bhat and Zubair Sofi made the Human Rights Press Awards merit list in 2020. But they only found out now. 
UP Police

FIR filed against 3 journalists for news report on children at UP govt event

The journalists have been accused of public mischief and criminal intimidation in the FIR filed against them by a Basic Shiksha Adhikari official.

NYT under fire for ‘firing’ scribe over tweet, but many media houses now watch employees’ posts

From NYT, Guardian and BBC to Indian news outlets, stricter policies on social media usage for employees are in place.

How we got houses for journalists in Delhi from Lal Bahadur Shastri

In ‘Reporting India’, veteran journalist Prem Prakash writes about the history of Delhi’s Gulmohar Park.
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Journalists killed ‘in retaliation for their work’ globally doubles this year to 21 — Report

The report by New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists also mentions the deaths of Indian journalists Rakesh Singh and Shubham Mani Tripathi.
Morning commuters wearing protective masks walk past Chinese flags displayed along Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

China detains Bloomberg News staff member on suspicion of threatening national security

Haze Fan, a Chinese citizen, was last seen Monday while being escorted by plain clothes security officials. Chinese authorities said she is under suspicion of engaging in criminal activities.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | ANI File Photo

Harsh Kerala law brings 5yr jail for content ‘that could insult’ people, media under lens too

Kerala Governor Saturday signed ordinance seeking amendment to Kerala Police Act to control online bullying and virtual abuse of women, children.
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Two journalists booked in UP for running ‘fake news’ related to 2 girls’ death by drowning

Following the death by two girls by drowning, the 2 journalists had run a misleading report that the victims' hands were tied, eyes damaged and they were raped, said police.

On Camera

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The meaning of govt’s new IT rules for OTT, digital media & the serious concerns they raise

In episode 693 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta calls the new IT rules for OTT and digital media a 'government takeover of journalism and free speech'.
Reliance Jio sim card packets at a store in Mumbai | Image via Bloomberg

Reliance Jio emerges biggest bidder for telecom spectrum as it buys 73% of airwaves sold

Of the total Rs 778.2 billion raised in the latest spectrum auction, rival Bharti Airtel spent Rs 186.99 billion while Vodafone India unit acquired spectrum worth Rs 19.9 billion.

Defence

The Israeli Light Machine Gun Negev NG-7 has been procured under the emergency purchase clause | Credit: Israel Weapon Industries

From next week, troops at LoC and LAC to get new & more lethal Israeli Light Machine Guns 

The Israeli Light Machine Gun Negev NG-7 has a rate of fire of over 700 bullets per minute and a range of over 800 meters.
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Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.