Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicReporters Without Borders

Topic: Reporters Without Borders

On World Press Freedom Day, India’s ranking falls again to 150th out of 180 countries

Reporters Without Borders published its 20th World Press Freedom index Tuesday. Report talks about 'targeting of journalists, broader crackdown on dissent' in India.

Pakistan is mourning another journalist death. One who exposed illegal hunting by Arab VIPs

In a video Nazim Jokhio had posted online speaking in Urdu, he said, “I am not scared. I am getting threats and I will not apologise.”

French media watchdog lists Modi as ‘predator of press freedom’, govt rubbishes it as ‘baseless’

International non-profit Reporters Without Borders alleges Modi preys on the press by using a method based on national populism and disinformation.

Our press is free, just look at criticism on economy, Rafale — India tells media watchdog

After India was ranked 142 out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index, New Delhi’s Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf met Reporters Without Borders.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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