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 […]

Two journalists among 20 killed in Kabul blasts

KABUL: Twin bombings at a sports club in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 20 people, including two journalists, and wounded 70 others. Two journalists – a reporter and cameraman – working for local Tolo News, were among the dead and others were wounded in the attack. Writing on Twitter, the head of Tolo, Lotfullah […]

Journalists continue to face dangers in India: Amnesty

Journalists continue to face dangers in India: Amnesty

NEW DELHI: Many journalists in India continue to face death threats, attacks and false charges “just for doing their work”, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, the first anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder. “Gauri Lankesh’s death anniversary is an occasion for us to introspect on how people who expose the truth, including journalists and whistleblowers, […]

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