Provide journalists with better protection: RSF to GoI

Provide journalists with better protection: RSF to GoI

SRINAGAR: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the Indian authorities to provide journalists with better protection after three attacks on reporters in the northeastern state of Assam in the space of 48 hours last week – including one by ruling party activists that was linked to the victim’s coverage of India’s ongoing general elections. RSF […]

Geelani condemns economic crackdown on media

Geelani condemns economic crackdown on media

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday condemned the economic crackdown on media, and said that for the past many decades, every individual of this nation and its every institution is paying a heavy price for the historical blunders of its myopic and self-centred political stalwarts. “Throttling and curbing the media houses […]

Stop state squeeze

Stop state squeeze

Journalists have been under threat for long. Getting hauled up by the police is routine. Getting beaten up by the security forces is usual. Getting caught in the crossfire is a drill. Facing wrath of protestors is expected. This is the life and work of a journalist reporting in and covering Kashmir. We have survived […]

Govt ads stopped to Kashmir Uzma now, KEG to protest

Govt ads stopped to Kashmir Uzma now, KEG to protest

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) regretted, yet again, that while it was expecting the lifting of the ban on government advertisements to two major newspapers – Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader – the government has added Kashmir Uzma to the list. The ban, as usual, is unexplained and implemented without conveying any reason to […]

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Srinagar: A trial court at Srinagar Wednesday heard partial arguments on the charges framed against journalist Asif Sultan and other nine accused in a case involving allegations of “hatching criminal conspiracy, harbouring militant and giving support to the proscribed militant organisation”. The TADA court after hearing the partial arguments from defence counsel Abdullah Pandith called […]

PCI seeks state’s response on ad denial to Kashmir newspapers

PCI seeks state’s response on ad denial to Kashmir newspapers

Srinagar: The Press Council of India (PCI) has sought response from J&K government on the advertisement ban to two leading newspaper of Kashmir. Soon after February 14 Pulwama blast, the government unofficially banned advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader. Kashmir Editors Guild, a grouping of owners and editors, had penned a letter to PCI […]

IJU strongly criticises ‘legal crackdown’ on journalists in India

IJU strongly criticises ‘legal crackdown’ on journalists in India

SRINAGAR: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) on Tuesday strongly criticised the recent “legal crackdown” on journalists in India. “The editor and publisher of Shillong Times were fined for contempt of court, while another journalist was threatened with legal action over their reporting. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union […]

Choking Ads to Newspapers: Unexplained Halt

Choking Ads to Newspapers: Unexplained Halt

SHAH KHALID Thomas Jefferson famously remarked on newspapers: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Recently, Srinagar based newspapers , both English and Urdu, published blank front pages on Sunday with a […]

Kashmir media stands behind Kashmir Reader, Greater Kashmir

Kashmir media stands behind Kashmir Reader, Greater Kashmir

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: On a day when Kashmir newspapers published blank front pages, editors and journalists assembled at Press Club Srinagar on Sunday to demand that the J&K government stop denying advertisements to Kashmir Reader and Greater Kashmir. The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) had organised the protest gathering to defend the institution of free media […]

Ad ban to Kashmir Reader, Greater Kashmir blow to constitutional guarantees: KEG

Ad ban to Kashmir Reader, Greater Kashmir blow to constitutional guarantees: KEG

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has lamented the continued denial of government advertisements to Kashmir’s two major newspapers – Kashmir Reader and Greater Kashmir. A statement issued by the KEG said that the “unexplained halt” was directly hitting the constitutional guarantees that encourage free media in democratic societies, at a time when world’s largest […]

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