Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Journalists

NYT has new policy for journalists using Twitter. Says ‘feeds become echo chambers’

Executive editor Dean Baquet said it would be purely optional for New York Times journalists to use Twitter because of the uptick in threats online.

MP Police take action against 2 officers, after outrage over 8 men stripped in police station

Photo of the men without clothes surfaced on social media. They were detained, allegedly beaten for protesting against CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP leaders in MP's Sidhi district.

Don’t underestimate us – Pakistani journalists say after Fawad Chaudhry calls them ‘rented’

A heated altercation broke out between former Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry and journalist Matiullah Jan this week, but not all Pakistanis support the media’s stand.

‘Silence not an option’: Journalists urge constitutional bodies to curb ‘hatred against Muslims’

In a statement issued Wednesday, 28 senior journalists and mediapersons said ‘calls for violence’ have been met with a ‘cold and calculated silence from the country’s top leaders’.

Erudite, insightful, mentor — colleagues, well-wishers remember journalist Ravish Tiwari

Tiwari, chief of The Indian Express’s national bureau, succumbed to cancer last month. Senior political leaders were among those who paid tribute at a prayer meeting Wednesday.

58 press freedom, human rights bodies write to J&K L-G urging release of journalist Fahad Shah

Shah was arrested on 4 February for allegedly 'glorifying terrorist activities' and 'inciting the public'. Earlier, the Editors Guild had also condemned the arrest.

Editors Guild slams Fahad Shah arrest, says media freedom has ‘progressively eroded’ in Kashmir

New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India Sunday issued a "strong" condemnation of the arrest of journalist and Kashmir Walla editor Fahad Shah, stating...

Journalists in Europe are getting attacked for covering anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protests

There have also been attempts to restrict journalists from covering the health crisis in Hungary, Serbia, Russian Federation and Bulgaria.

Not ‘Lifafa’, Pakistani media has a new name: ‘Basket Journalists’. Thanks to a leaked audio

In the leaked audio, PML-N's Maryam Nawaz and Pervaiz Rashid talk of 'media bias', while certain journalists will receive ‘baskets’ from Nawaz Sharif.

You thought it’s Xi Jinping, Suu Kyi cracking down on journalists? West is taking notes too

The 2021 press freedom index said crimes against journalists increased from last year. Belarus and Spain are learning from the East.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.