Release Asif Sultan, CPJ appeals to Governor

Release Asif Sultan, CPJ appeals to Governor

New Delhi: The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has appealed to J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik to release imprisoned journalist Aasif Sultan and to drop the criminal charges against him. No chargesheet has yet been filed against Sultan, who works for a weekly newspaper in Kashmir and was arrested under the Unlawful Activities […]

Journalists faced ‘unprecedented’ violence, hatred this year: report

Journalists faced ‘unprecedented’ violence, hatred this year: report

PARIS: The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. At least 63 professional journalists around the world were killed doing their jobs in 2018, […]

KPC condemns attacks on journalists in south Kashmir

KPC condemns attacks on journalists in south Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club on Tuesday denounced attacks and harassment of journalists in south Kashmir. A spokesperson of the club said such attacks are clearly aimed at intimidating journalists from carrying their professional duties. A video journalist Ajaz Ahmad Dar, who works as a freelancer with a New Delhi-based news channel was hit by pellets […]

RSF urges GoI to protect journalists

RSF urges GoI to protect journalists

New Delhi: A media watch group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tuesday urged the Government of India to ensure the safety of journalists after TV cameraman A. N. Sahu was killed in an ambush by Maoists in a rural part of Chhattisgarh. Sahu, working as a cameraman for Doordarshan TV, was visiting the area ahead of […]

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Journalists ‘unnecessarily’ alarm voters: Chief election officer

Srinagar: Despite the near-total boycott of municipal elections conducted in great secrecy this month, J&K chief election officer Shaleeen Kabra has once again requested voters to exercise their franchise in the panchayat elections that begin next month. Kabra was addressing a presser here on Monday to announce the process for panchayat elections. He declined to […]

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