Journalists protest thrashing of colleague

Journalists protest thrashing of colleague

Handwara: As a mark of protest against Sopore police, journalists from print as well as electronic media protested in front of the office of the SSP Handwara on Monday morning. Carrying placards with the slogan, “Stop harassing media”, the journalists were protesting the thrashing of fellow scribe from Hanwara, Javed Zargar while on his way […]

Journalist thrashed in Baramulla

Journalist thrashed in Baramulla

Srinagar: A journalist from Kupwara was thrashed by police in Sopore on Sunday in Watergam area of district Baramulla. Javid Zargar of Handwara was on way to Baramulla when a police party stopped his vehicle near Watergam and thrashed him. Javid told Kashmir Reader that the policemen thrashed him after they heard he was a […]

Police thrash journos in Sopore

Police thrash journos in Sopore

Baramulla: Two journalists were thrashed while others were abused and chased away by police on Friday in Sopore. The journalists were covering protest that broke out after Friday prayers in the town.  While journalists were covering the protest, a posse of police led by station house officer (SHO) Sopore reached the spot and thrashed two […]

Freedom of the Press: An Intrinsic Good

Freedom of the Press: An Intrinsic Good

The 3rd of May is celebrated as the World Press day to commemorate the freedom of the press and expression.  The level, depth and intensity of press freedom, in many ways, determines and reflects the level and capaciousness of freedom in a given state or society. This freedom could be said to constitute a political […]

World Press Freedom Day: ‘The state’s attitude towards journalists is pejorative’

World Press Freedom Day: ‘The state’s attitude towards journalists is pejorative’

Srinagar: World Press Freedom Day, observed every May 3, reminded journalists in Kashmir of the many restrictions and risks they face in their work. Seasoned Kashmiri journalist Yousuf Jameel said that “invisible coercion” continues to be exerted on the media and the state’s attitude towards journalists is “pejorative”. “Officially there is no censorship imposed on […]

Photojournalist Abid wounded during clashes

Photojournalist Abid wounded during clashes

Srinagar: Freelance photojournalist Abid Bhat was injured on Friday during clashes between youth and government forces in Srinagar’s Rangreth area. Abid said he was covering the protests when he took a hit from a policeman’s riot shield. He was removed to a private hospital where he received six stitches in his eyebrow. Abid is a […]

KEG ends boycott of police after DGP regrets assault on AFP photojournalist

KEG ends boycott of police after DGP regrets assault on AFP photojournalist

JAMMU: Director General Police SP Vaid has regretted the assault on AFP photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa by a police officer last Thursday and hoped that such “isolated instances” will not come in the way of a “synergised approach of law enforcing agency and the media”, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. Vaid said the media and […]