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 […]

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 […]

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Under the garb of holding peaceful municipal elections, police and polling staff at many polling stations have imposed restrictions on journalists to prevent reporting of the conduct of elections. The restrictions, which have been put in place without any written order, have prevented journalists from gathering details of voting figures, identifying polling booths, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Journalists protest colleague Asif Sultan’s arrest

Journalists protest colleague Asif Sultan’s arrest

Arrest challenged in High Court, hearing on Sep 13 ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Journalists gathered at the Press Enclave here on Monday to protest against the incarceration of their colleague, Asif Sultan, who has been sent by court to 15 days’ judicial custody in Central Jail Srinagar over a militancy related case. Meanwhile, Asif Sultan’s arrest […]

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, […]

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