World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

World Press Freedom Day: Valley’s journalists call for better working conditions, including wages

SRINAGAR: Like their counterparts across the globe, journalists in Kashmir on Friday organised a host of events to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. The major issues highlighted were the ongoing clampdown on media including ban on advertisements to three leading Kashmir dailies and the working conditions of journalists. Addressing a seminar organised at Kashmir Press […]

The Quest for Truth Must Continue

The Quest for Truth Must Continue

The media, or the Fourth Estate, is in the “business” of truth telling. This very nature of the media renders it as both a corrective to power and a mirror to society. Naturally then, the role and function of the media in a given society is paramount. Consider power first. Power has a tendency to […]

Asif’s continued incarceration reflects stifled voice of press freedom in Kashmir: KWJA

Asif’s continued incarceration reflects stifled voice of press freedom in Kashmir: KWJA

Srinagar: Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) on World Press Freedom Day said it has joined in calls from local and international journalist bodies for release of incarcerated Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan. Aasif is currently detained at the Central Jail Srinagar from past nine months. A statement issued by KWJA here said: Aasif’s continued incarceration reflects […]

IFJ launches 17th South Asia press freedom report

IFJ launches 17th South Asia press freedom report

New Delhi: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) and its affiliates on Tuesday launched the 17th edition of the South Asia Press Freedom Report – Truth vs Misinformation: The Collective Push Back. The report was launched in the Maldives by UNESCO New Delhi. The IFJ said: “This 17th […]

Only 9% of humankind lives in a country where press freedom is good: RSF

Only 9% of humankind lives in a country where press freedom is good: RSF

Paris: On World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that less than ten percent of the world’s population is now living in countries where journalists enjoy a favourable environment and are able to practice their profession freely and independently. Only 9% of humankind lives in a country where RSF regards the level […]

CUK observes World Press Freedom Day

Srinagar: The Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised a day-long workshop on World Press Freedom Day here on Friday. Director, Nowgam Campus-I, Prof. Wali Mohammad Shah, Dean School of Media Studies, Prof. Hamidullah Marazi, DCJ Coordinator, Dr. John Babu Koyye, Senior Executive Editor Greater Kashmir Hilal Ahmad Mir, Senior Assistant […]

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