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International Press Institute, in a statement issued Friday, cited several instances of cases filed against journalists, said there is a blatant attempt to stifle press freedom in India.
The court was hearing a suit seeking to restrain a news channel from defaming a hospital which had allegedly denied to admit a 60-year old critical patient.
Three journalists — Peerzada Ashiq, Gowhar Geelani and Magray Zahra — have been booked for allegedly making seditious and incendiary comments on social media.
Editors Guild of India has criticised the FIRs filed against J&K journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and demanded they be withdrawn.
An Islamabad think-tank has found 27 people were killed in 15 instances of militancy last month following a ‘historical pattern of a rise in violence at the beginning of the year’.
The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has released a report showing that journalists were routinely subjected to “strict” forms of physical intimidation.
On 30 October, Jagan Reddy-led Andhra govt announced a decision empowering all department secretaries to sue media houses for "defamatory news".
Steven Butler was travelling to Pakistan to participate in the Asma Jahangir Conference-Roadmap for Human Rights, according to Committee to Protect Journalists.
A study of 47 countries and their regulations to ensure citizens' data is protected has shown that most countries don't do enough.
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar was referring to ‘The Caravan’ executive editor Vinod K. Jose’s presentation in London on the erosion of press freedom in India.