Award or Reward?

Award or Reward?

The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) will be conferring awards for Life long Contribution to the field of Journalism and a Reporter of the year award to ‘outstanding journalists’. Categorization of approved newspapers and periodicals for the distribution of Government advertisements will also be a focus for the DIPR. There appears to be […]

Association formed to regulate newspaper printing

Association formed to regulate newspaper printing

Printing charges increased by 25 pc Srinagar: The members of five commercial newspaper printing presses comprising of Khidmat Press, Abid Enterprises, Sanagarmal Offset Press, KT printing Press and Kashmir Images Printing Press on Thursday framed an ad hoc body ‘Kashmir Newspaper Printing Press Association’ to manage and run the affairs of the association. The decision […]

Constitution of SMAC on anvil

Constitution of SMAC on anvil

DIPR mulls committee to look into journalists’ operational issues SRINAGAR: The department of information and public relations (DIPR) has decided to move a proposal before the government for constituting a state media advisory committee (SMAC) to look into the operational issues faced by the journalists while performing their professional duties in J&K. The decision was […]

PCI team interacts with media-persons at Anantnag

PCI team interacts with media-persons at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by S N Sinha held extensive deliberations here today with the media-persons from South Kashmir. The members of the visiting Sub-Committee include Mr C K Nayak, Dr Suman Gupta and Mr Naveen Joshi. Several media-persons from South Kashmir representing print, electronic and digital media […]

PCI team meets scribes in Baramulla

PCI team meets scribes in Baramulla

Baramulla: A three member sub-committee of Press Council of India, which is on the week-long visit to the state to get first hand appraisal of the issues confronted by media in state, Wednesday visited Baramulla district to interact with the administration and journalists of northern Kashmir. The media persons from Bandipora and Kupwara also interacted […]

PCI team discusses scribes’ issues with Guv, Info minister

PCI team discusses scribes’ issues with Guv, Info minister

Treat journalists I-Cards as curfew passes: Zulfikar SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday issued an advisory to ensure that journalists’ identity cards should be treated as curfew passes during restrictions imposed by government forces. Minister for information in J&K government, Zulfkar Ali, said the government would also look into the issue of internet shutdowns in J&K […]

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

Srinagar: Journalism in Kashmir is a risky venture even in the best of times. Life and livelihood are both at risk when reporting the ‘situation’ in the Valley, whether it was the insurgency in the turbulent 90s or the street agitations since 2008. Reporters have had to face the ire of the government as well […]

PCI Panel holds deliberations with editors, journalists

PCI Panel holds deliberations with editors, journalists

Seek feedback from stakeholders on issues confronting media in JK SRINAGAR: The three-member team of Press Council of India (PCI) led by S N Sinha on Monday held wide-ranging deliberations with the media owners, editors and journalists here to know about the issues confronting the media in Jammu and Kashmir. The members of the visiting […]

JFE Boycotts PCI Meeting

JFE Boycotts PCI Meeting

Srinagar: According to a press release, it was on the invitation of the director information that the editors of the Joint Forum of Editors (JFE) consisting of 23 Members reached the Directorate of Information at 3:30pm as fixed and conveyed to its President GH Kaloo. However, even after waiting for one hour in the waiting […]

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press, besides being an intrinsic good, is the sine qua non of a healthy polity and society. Free press, also referred to as the Fourth Estate in most contexts, is an essential check on power- both the nature of its use and potential abuse. Besides this irreducible function, a free functioning press […]