Trial by Media

Trial by Media

In a liberal democracy, the individual, his/her rights – are sacrosanct. Among these rights is the right to free speech which can be interpreted symbolically, figuratively, metaphorically and by the act of locution or speech itself. But, it would appear that there is a rather restrictive and constrained definition of this right in India as […]

Protest against TV journalist in Budgam

Protest against TV journalist in Budgam

BUDGAM: A protest rally was held in central Kashmir’s Budgam district soon after the culminating of Friday prayers against Aaj Tak TV journalist Rohit Sardana’s ‘blasphemous’ remarks on Muslim personalities. The protestors while marching through the main market of Budgam holding placards which read as “Book Rohit Sardana and communal journalism not acceptable” chanted slogans […]

HM asks states to ensure journalists’ security

HM asks states to ensure journalists’ security

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked all states to ensure the safety and security of journalists in exercising freedom of speech and expression, in the wake of incidents of attacks on media persons. In an advisory to the states, the home ministry also said all cases of attacks on journalists should be investigated promptly […]

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

By Ashraf Lone The murder of a journalist and activist, always fighting for the cause of the poor, marginalised and tribals, Gauri Lankesh on 5th of September in Bengaluru has once again brought a focus on the sorry state of affairs in Indian society. It has also put the BJP in a line of bother […]

Protests against blasphemous remarks by TV panelist

Protests against blasphemous remarks by TV panelist

Srinagar: Scores of people Friday staged a protest against the blasphemous remarks insulting Prophet (SAW) made by a former RAW officer Col and Times Now panelist RSN Singh. The protesters shouted slogans against demanded action against him. They said that no Muslim in the world can bear an insult of the Prophet (SAW) and would […]

SIT begins probe into Gauri Lankesh killing case

SIT begins probe into Gauri Lankesh killing case

BENGALURU: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) has started its probe into the murder of journalist- activist Gauri Lankesh with the Karnataka government saying on Thursday it was hopeful of nabbing the assailants “as soon as possible.” The state government on Wednesday announced the formation of a 21-member SIT team headed by IGP (Intelligence) B K […]

Bihar: Journalist shot by two bike-borne assailants

Bihar: Journalist shot by two bike-borne assailants

ARWAL (BIHAR): Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot at a journalist of a leading Hindi newspaper and robbed Rs one lakh in cash from him in Bihar’s Arwal district today, police said. The attack on the scribe came close on the heels of the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh at Bengaluru. Arwal Superintendent of Police Dilip […]

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