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Women in journalism face censorship as well as abuse

Trolling, Abuse, Harassment: What Press Freedom Looks Like For Women Journalists In India

According to a recent UNESCO-ICFJ survey, 73 per cent of the women journalists surveyed reported having faced online violence while doing their job

07 November 2022

Journalists protesting in Srinagar

Dispatch From Kashmir: A Journalist's Memoir From August 2019

Lapses in normalcy are normal in Kashmir. But this time, no one knew what exactly was happening, journalist Ubeer Naqushbandi recalls what happened to mediapersons in Kashmir the weeks before and after Article 370 was...


PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Freedom Fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his birth anniversary.


Students waiting in a queue.

Mismatched Skills, Unreal Expectations: How Journalism Schools Fall Short Of Preparing Students For Real World

From skills taught to what to expect in a real newsroom, several journalism graduates feel classroom did not give them a good picture of what the profession would be like after college.

07 November 2022

Siddique Kappan who is still languishing behind the jail

Press Freedom In India: Where Bail Is The Exception, Jail Is The Rule

Since Independence, vernacular journalists in India have been bearing the wrath of the state, sometimes for telling the truth and in other times just for not toeing the government line


Hand Over Your Drones, Nashik Police Tell People

Residents in Nashik, Maharashtra have been ordered to deposit all drones at nearby police stations following two incidents involving drones flying near defense establishments.

01 October 2022

An all-India meet of the India Journalist Union in October

Attack On Press Freedom In India: Can Journalist Unions Return To The Past Glory?

With India’s ranking dropped from 142 to 150 per World Press Freedom Index 2022, increasing reports of attacks and surveillance of journalists, these bodies have increasingly become embroiled in other battles for the...

07 November 2022

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Why Declining Press Freedom Is Nobody’s Concern In India

This sharp decline in Press freedom reveals a dangerous state of affairs in the functioning of media and democracy in India. The condition of the press in India is more often attributed to the vulnerabilities of Indian...

28 June 2022

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13 May 2022
Sedition Law: 'Historic Judgement', Says Akhil Gogoi As Assam Intelligentsia Rejoice SC Move

Sedition Law: 'Historic Judgement', Says Akhil Gogoi As Assam Intelligentsia Rejoice SC Move

Activists, journos, writers and academics across Assam want the colonial-era sedition laws to be scrapped.


24 April 2022
Too Often, We Have Taken Freedom For Granted: Barack Obama

Too Often, We Have Taken Freedom For Granted: Barack Obama

Recent events remind us is that democracy is neither inevitable nor self-executed, citizens like us have to nurture it, said former US President Barack Obama...


06 March 2022
Russia Continues Crackdown On Media, Protests Amid Ukraine War

Russia Continues Crackdown On Media, Protests Amid Ukraine War

Several prominent independent online outlets were blocked on Sunday, on top of dozens of others that were blocked last week. Others decided to halt operation...


19 January 2022
Media Associations Calls Take Over Of Kashmir Press Club 'Coercive'

Media Associations Calls Take Over Of Kashmir Press Club 'Coercive'

Jammu and Kashmir administration retracted the premises allotted to the Kashmir Press Club, following “dissensions” between two factions, one of which had...


18 January 2022
Editors Guild Anguished At Closure Of Kashmir Press Club, Says It’s Latest In Sequence Of Disturbing Events

Editors Guild Anguished At Closure Of Kashmir Press Club, Says It’s Latest In Sequence Of Disturbing Events

The Editors Guild of India is deeply anguished by the shutting down of the Kashmir Press Club by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, on January 17, 2022.


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18 January 2022
Govt De-registers Kashmir Press Club, Closes It Amid ‘State-Sponsored’ Coup

Govt De-registers Kashmir Press Club, Closes It Amid ‘State-Sponsored’ Coup

Government officials said that the decision was taken after they became concerned over an unpleasant turn of events involving two rival warring groups using...


17 January 2022
Jammu & Kashmir Administration Withdraws Kashmir Press Club Premises

Jammu & Kashmir Administration Withdraws Kashmir Press Club Premises

The administration said it was concerned over the situation that had arisen due to the "unpleasant turn" of events involving two warring groups using the...


16 January 2022
When A Daylight Coup At Press Club Misses Official WhatsApp And Gmail

When A Daylight Coup At Press Club Misses Official WhatsApp And Gmail

Opposition leaders call the take over of the Kashmir Press Club by a new body, a 'state-sponsored coup'. A group of people came into the press club with armed...


16 January 2022
Editor's Guild Condemns 'Coup' At Kashmir Press Club

Editor's Guild Condemns 'Coup' At Kashmir Press Club

After a few journalists reached the Kashmir Press Club with policemen and claimed to be its new management, as alleged by the Editor's Guild of India, the...


15 January 2022
Kashmir Press Club Announces Polls, Govt Stalls Their Re-Registration License

Kashmir Press Club Announces Polls, Govt Stalls Their Re-Registration License

The move to put the registration of the Kashmir Press Club in abeyance has been seen as an attempt by the government to stall elections of the club and assume...


27 December 2021
President Duda Vetoes Media Bill That Targeted US Owned Largest Private Television Network Of Poland

President Duda Vetoes Media Bill That Targeted US Owned Largest Private Television Network Of Poland

President Duda, who was facing pressure from the US government to veto the bill, argued that it is important for Poland to be seen as an honourable partner...


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16 December 2021
RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits'...


02 December 2021
Journalists Stage Protest Against Restrictions Levied On Media Person's Entry Into The Parliament

Journalists Stage Protest Against Restrictions Levied On Media Person's Entry Into The Parliament

Several senior editors, journalists and camera persons working with various media organizations partook in the protest movement.


10 November 2021
Pakistan: Journalists Face Problems Due To Crackdown On Media Laws, Report Says

Pakistan: Journalists Face Problems Due To Crackdown On Media Laws, Report Says

Journalists in Pakistan are currently working in an authoritarian environment, increased censorship, violence and limits on free speech, according to a report...


10 November 2021
Pakistan: Journalists Face Problems Due To Crackdown On Media Laws, Report Says

Pakistan: Journalists Face Problems Due To Crackdown On Media Laws, Report Says

Journalists in Pakistan are currently working in an authoritarian environment, increased censorship, violence and limits on free speech, according to a report...


01 November 2021
Mexican Journalist Dies Of Injuries Days After Being Shot

Mexican Journalist Dies Of Injuries Days After Being Shot

Mexican magazine founder Alfredo Cardoso had been kidnapped and shot several times before he was found and hospitalized. He is the ninth journalist killed in...


28 October 2021
SC’s Pegasus Order Gives Tremendous Credibility To Investigative Journalism: Dushyant Dave

SC’s Pegasus Order Gives Tremendous Credibility To Investigative Journalism: Dushyant Dave

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Dushyant Dave spoke to Outlook about the SC order to set up an expert...


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