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 […]

Jama’at decries assault of journalists

SRINAGAR: Jama’at on Wednesday condemned the assault of journalists by the forces in Shopian, terming it “an attack on freedom of speech”. According to the statement, the spokesperson said: “This action is not only inhuman but quite against the basic fundamental rights particularly the freedom of speech.” He further claimed that in another incident, “teenager […]

Four journalists shot with pellets

Four journalists shot with pellets

Srinagar: Four photojournalists were injured by pellets fired by government forces near the encounter site in Heff-Shirmal area of Shopian on Monday. They were identified as Waseem Andrabi of Hindustan Times, Nisar ul Haq of Rising Kashmir, Mir Burhan of Asian News Network (ANN), and Junaid Gulzar of Kashmir Essence, who also works as a […]

Kashmir, Media and the Politics of Signification

Kashmir, Media and the Politics of Signification

GHULAM MOHAMMAD KHAN Politics is never without consequences and so is the media. Together, in context of the general practices in contemporary socio-cultural order, these two agencies have so deep and far-reaching consequences that the former actually evolves and nourishes on the consciously predisposed ideological conspiracies of the latter. In recent times, as the phenomenal […]

KJA condemns ‘media gag, assault’ on journalists

KJA condemns ‘media gag, assault’ on journalists

Srinagar: Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) has expressed concern over the ‘assault and curbs’ on the movement of journalists in Kashmir. A KJA spokesperson in a statement said the two recent instances including curbing entry to journalists in polling stations and from covering funeral of militant Mannan Wani “explicitly demonstrate the government’s clampdown on media in […]

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 […]