Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicMedia freedom

Topic: media freedom

‘Reporting of hearings augments judicial integrity’: Why SC rejected EC’s plea on media gag

The Election Commission had asked for injunction on media reporting of court cases related to elections but SC said freedom of speech extended to judicial proceedings as well.

‘PFI link, anti-CAA, riot intention’ — What Kerala journalist headed to Hathras is accused of

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested on 5 October along with three others. After Arnab Goswami’s bail, Kappan’s wife is now hopeful of bail for him too.

Reader View: Media dealing with a divided country & selective outrage from those in power

YourTurn is our weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.

Kashmir Times is latest, media in J&K has been ‘gasping for breath’ since Article 370 move

The offices of two media outlets have been sealed, and since the abrogation of Article 370 last August, 18 journalists have been summoned or questioned by the J&K Police. 

Why it makes good business sense for investors to trust countries with a free press

Unrestrained reporting dramatically reduces the price of information, leveling the playing field for investors. It leads to more questions being asked & uncovering more corruption.

When men celebrate women’s day, and ‘interrupted’ TV signal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Calcutta High Court directs Mamata govt to suspend media campaigns on citizenship law

The Calcutta High Court sought a response from the West Bengal government on claims that the campaigns were carried out using public funds.

75 laws, raid on journalist behind Australian press’ move to black out front pages

Several Australian dailles Monday redacted their front pages as part of a unified protest against media restrictions & a growing culture of government secrecy.

Does India need PSU banks, asks Subbarao, UAPA Bill ‘recipe for abuses’ says Gautam Bhatia

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Editors Guild urges UP govt to withdraw cases against journalist who shot mid-day meal video

The Guild has also expressed concern over travel restrictions on journalists, referring to Gowhar Geelani case.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.