Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMedia freedom

Topic: media freedom

Here’s how the world can defend journalism better

Media freedom is under threat—digital technology, the killing of journalists are imposing challenges globally. So here's a better way for reform.

‘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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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