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 […]

IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

Srinagar: After the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) and Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) condemned the manhandling of journalists by government forces near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) SP Pani extended “unconditional apologies” to the journalist fraternity and assured action in the case. “Without going into the […]

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial remand till Oct 1

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial remand till Oct 1

Srinagar: Holding in the same hand the Holy Quran and George Orwell’s ‘1984’, Assistant Editor of Kashmir Narrator Asif Sultan was brought by police before the court of 1st Additional Munsiff Srinagar on Saturday. The judge sent the journalist to judicial remand up to October 1, along with three other persons who according to police […]

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

BY FIDA HUSSAIN SODAGAR My last write up, “And they call themselves Journalists,” about self styled journalists in Kashmir Reader on 27-08-2018 evoked a diverse response. Most of the readers called it a much needed piece. But, the self styled breed got a sore in the eye. The empty news warriors, seen roaming in Government […]

Media under attack, says JKPA

Media under attack, says JKPA

Urges govt to stop ‘witch-hunt’ of journalists SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) on Wednesday said media has come under attack as “has become manifestly clear after picking up some journalists regardless of the fact that they are engaged in the discharge of their professional obligations”. “This has established (the fact) that authorities are […]

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