Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicPress Freedom

Topic: Press Freedom

Tripura cops, govt lacked ‘integrity’ in handling communal incidents, media: Editors Guild report

3-member team visited Tripura to probe alleged attacks on media in particular. Since September, state has seen spate of alleged attacks on political & media offices and mosques.

4 journalists ‘murdered’ in India for their work in 2021, most in world, says media watchdog

It’s been a ‘bleak year’ for press freedom worldwide, record 293 journalists jailed, 24 killed, says survey report by US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

Journalist questions Imran Khan on economy in BBC article. PTI govt sees PM’s wife as target

According to a Dawn report, PM’s Special Assistant on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill alleged that Shirazi enjoyed 'close ties' with PML(N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz.

All you need to know about Pakistan’s media bill that Amnesty, others are wary of

Many Pakistani media organisations have opposed the PMDA. Dawn newspaper called the proposed law 'no less than a declaration of war against journalists'.

Pakistani journalists are protesting Imran Khan’s ‘black’ law. Shehbaz Sharif is all ears

The proposed regulatory body, PMDA, will have the authority to impose sanctions on media entities in case these rules are violated.

I-T ‘survey’ of NewsClick, Newslaundry shows ‘dangerous trend’ of govt harassing media: EGI

Read the full statement issued by the Editors Guild of India against the income tax department's 'surveys' conducted Friday at NewsClick, Newslaundry offices in New Delhi.

What press freedom crackdowns from US to China to Turkey mean for investors

Restricted information flows can mask political & regulatory problems as well as corruption, raising the risks of doing business—particularly in more volatile emerging markets.

Bangladesh journalist Rozina Islam held for ‘espionage’, could face up to 14 yrs in jail or death

Rozina Islam was detained late Monday under Bangladesh's ‘Official Secrets Act’ for allegedly stealing confidential documents. She recently reported on mismanagement in health sector.

Highlight positives of India’s press freedom to counter Western critics, panel tells Modi govt

Panel set up to improve India’s falling press freedom recommends that to file FIRs against journalists, the Press Council’s consent be taken.

2 Manipur editors, ‘author’ booked under sedition law, UAPA for ‘endorsing armed revolution’

'Frontier Manipur' executive editor was arrested and the editor was called for questioning over an article published on 8 January. Both were released Monday afternoon.

On Camera

YourTurn

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'.

Defence

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.
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