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 […]

Congress slams blocking ads to GK, KR

Congress slams blocking ads to GK, KR

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Sunday slammed the government move to block the advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader, describing it as retaliatory measure to throttle the free press. The party in a statement said that this move amounts to gauging the media, which is undemocratic, against the ethics of journalism. The […]

Attack on freedom of expression and speech: RTI Movement

Attack on freedom of expression and speech: RTI Movement

Srinagar: Expressing concern over freedom of press in Kashmir, the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Movement (RTIM) on Sunday called the recent order of withholding government advertisements to Greater Kashmir (GK) and Kashmir Reader (KR) as an attack on freedom of expression and speech. In a statement, the RTI movement has said that withholding […]

‘Tantamount to shooting the messenger’: Political leaders, trade bodies on stopping of govt ads to KR, GK

‘Tantamount to shooting the messenger’: Political leaders, trade bodies on stopping of govt ads to KR, GK

Srinagar: Kashmir’s trade and industry organisations as well as mainstream political leaders have condemned the J&K Government’s move of stopping advertisements to daily newspapers Kashmir Reader and Greater Kashmir, calling it an attempt to muzzle the free press. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said that the government was trying “to interfere in […]

Condemnable!

Condemnable!

The pellet assault on photojournalists is condemnable. This is insofar as words are concerned but the very incident should not have happened. The reasons pertain to the very nature of journalism and those who practice this vocation. The use of the word “vocation” is salient here for journalism is not a mere profession; it is […]

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