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Govt preventing Indian media from criticising it, reporting on pandemic: IPI

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.

No one can become authority to pre-decide what can be published in press: Delhi court

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.
Police personnel block the road near the residences of former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar

J&K police defends FIRs against journalists, says media should ascertain facts first

Three journalists — Peerzada Ashiq, Gowhar Geelani and Magray Zahra — have been booked for allegedly making seditious and incendiary comments on social media.
Kashmiri journalists Peerzada Ashiq and Masrat Zahra (R) | Facebook

UAPA charge on J&K journalist is misuse of power, effort to terrorise media: Editors Guild

Editors Guild of India has criticised the FIRs filed against J&K journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and demanded they be withdrawn.
Pakistani Army

Pakistan saw a spike in militancy in the New Year, but an 85% drop over the last decade

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’.
Freedom of press

7 Pakistani journalists killed, 60 booked under anti-terror & other laws in 2019: Report

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has released a report showing that journalists were routinely subjected to “strict” forms of physical intimidation.
Jagan Mohan Reddy

‘Censorship by another name’ — Editors Guild on Andhra govt allowing officials to sue media

On 30 October, Jagan Reddy-led Andhra govt announced a decision empowering all department secretaries to sue media houses for "defamatory news".
Journalist Steven Butler | https://cpj.org

Pakistan sends back Asia head of Committee to Protect Journalists from Lahore airport

Steven Butler was travelling to Pakistan to participate in the Asma Jahangir Conference-Roadmap for Human Rights, according to Committee to Protect Journalists.
Data privacy | Flickr

India in bottom three as study assesses privacy laws in 47 countries

A study of 47 countries and their regulations to ensure citizens' data is protected has shown that most countries don't do enough.
S. Jaishankar | File photo: Bloomberg Photo

Jaishankar asks UK & Canada why they allowed ‘unfounded’ remarks on Indian press freedom

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.

On Camera

3 states quarrel over NCR sealing: Time for Centre to step in and treat it as one unit?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced Monday sealing of national capital’s borders with neighbouring states for a week.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Indian and Chinese brigade commanders meet at LAC — ‘No breakthrough but talks positive’

Tactical commanders from India and China have also held talks on board boats in Pangong Lake over the past few days to ease tensions.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.