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 […]

PEN condemns arrest

PEN condemns arrest

SRINAGAR: PEN Delhi and PEN South India have expressed deep concern over the detention and arrest of a Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, the assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator. A statement published on the official blog of PEN Delhi reads: “Based on news reports and conversations with Kashmir Narrator Editor Showkat Motta and Aasif’s father Mohammad […]

Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Srinagar: The intimidation, harassment and detention of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir by the state threatens basic freedom of expression norms, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday. “What we are witnessing in the valley is a new form of censorship where journalists are detained for doing their job. The recent arrest of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif […]

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

Anantnag: In a case pertaining to alleged thrashing of a photojournalist by CRPF personnel, the Press Council of India (PCI) has served a summons to the Jammu and Kashmir Government, the CRPF, and the JK Police, asking them to appear before a committee. A complaint regarding his beating by CRPF personnel – on October 9, […]

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial custody in central jail for 15 days

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial custody in central jail for 15 days

Srinagar: The court of City Munsif Srinagar on Saturday sent journalist Asif Sultan and three others to 15 days’ judicial custody in Central Jail Srinagar till September 22, and granted the police custody of a female accused till September 15, over a militancy-related case registered in Batamaloo police station. All the five accused, namely Asif […]

Arrested activists are active members of CPI (Maoist), preparing for ‘armed rebellion,’ Maharashtra tells SC

Arrested activists are active members of CPI (Maoist), preparing for ‘armed rebellion,’ Maharashtra tells SC

NEW DELHI: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to vacate its order placing five activists under house arrest in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case, saying there is cogent material to show they are all active members of the banned organisation, Communist Party of India (Maoist), preparing for large scale violence and an “armed […]

Dangerous time for people speaking truth in India: Amnesty on Gauri Lankesh death anniversary

Dangerous time for people speaking truth in India: Amnesty on Gauri Lankesh death anniversary

NEW DELHI: A year after Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru, many other journalists continue to face death threats, attacks and false charges, Amnesty International India said Wednesday, asserting it is a “dangerous” time to speak truth to authorities in India. The rights body said attacks on journalism not only stifle […]

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