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, […]

Health employee working as TV journalist, report sought

Health employee working as TV journalist, report sought

Srinagar: The department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) is investigating a complaint regarding an employee said to be working as a television journalist. The Director Finance of the department has sought a ‘factual report’ about the pharmacist Aijaz Ahmad Khan alias Sanam Aijaz, “presently posted with the Chief Medical Office (CMO) Srinagar”. “The department […]

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 […]

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 […]

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