PCI concerned over closure of media houses, retrenchment of journalists

PCI concerned over closure of media houses, retrenchment of journalists

NEW DELHI: The Press Council of India (PCI) has expressed concern over the growing challenges being faced by the news media industry in the country, resulting in closing down of media houses and mass retrenchment of the journalists. “The Council urges all the stakeholders to appreciate the direct impact that the closing down of the […]

KEG resents govt’s systematic efforts to weaken Kashmir media

KEG resents govt’s systematic efforts to weaken Kashmir media

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has expressed ‘serious concern’ over the systematic governmental efforts aimed at weakening the institution of media in Kashmir. Reviewing the state of media and the issues confronting it, especially the print part of it, the Guild in its marathon meeting, early this week, suggested the government to avoid amnesia […]

Cop shot at in Anantnag critical

Cop shot at in Anantnag critical

Photojournalist thrashed by government forces Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: A policeman was shot at and injured grievously by suspected militants on Monday at general bus yard of Anantnag town. A woman also received minor injury during the shootout. The injured policeman has been identified as Ghulam Hassan of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) 16 Battalion. A senior […]

Deny accreditation, facilities to pseudo-journalists: Guild tells Info minister

Deny accreditation, facilities to pseudo-journalists: Guild tells Info minister

SRINAGAR:  Minister for Information Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Sunday said that besides acting as a bridge between the government and the media, the department of information is the biggest source of news and advertisements for the newspapers in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking during his maiden interaction with the office-bearers and members of the Kashmir Editors […]

Rs 32 crore paid to newspapers in 2016-17

Rs 32 crore paid to newspapers in 2016-17

Information department makes advt payments public, says move aimed to ensure transparency SRINAGAR: In a significant move towards ensuring transparency in advertisement distribution and release of payments, the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) on Tuesday uploaded on its official website, the details of the payment made to individual newspapers and periodicals on account […]

Curfew pass made impediment to press movement

Curfew pass made impediment to press movement

Srinagar: Journalists continue to be harassed and prevented from doing their duties by the government forces. Both on Saturday and on Sunday, government forces restricted the movement of journalists when they were out to do their professional duties. Many media persons, including this reporter, were denied passage and asked to seek a curfew pass from […]

DIPR paid Rs 32 Cr to newspapers in 2016-17

DIPR paid Rs 32 Cr to newspapers in 2016-17

SRINAGAR: The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has released a payment of Rs 32.05 crore during the fiscal 2016-17 to the newspapers and periodicals on account of the past liabilities and the advertisements issued under the budget head during the last financial year. The Department has decided to upload on its official website […]

Fair probe eluded journalist killings and attacks: KEG

Fair probe eluded journalist killings and attacks: KEG

‘Internet curbs will add to pressure-cooker situation’ Srinagar: There has been no fair investigation in the cases of murder or attempted murder against media personnel in Kashmir, the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) said here on Tuesday. In a meeting held on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, the media body paid tributes to journalists […]

Working the Press

Working the Press

It’s been consistently argued that everything important that happens in Kashmir is reported in the local press, and thus it is free. People living here have always contested this claim, but even it is taken to be true examining the context in which reportage is handled is the most important aspect. The job of the […]

Guild condemns propaganda unleashed on Kashmir dailies

Guild condemns propaganda unleashed on Kashmir dailies

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Wednesday condemned the efforts by vested interests aimed at questioning the credibility of Kashmir media corps, especially the newspapers being published from Srinagar. The KEG spokesman stated that it considers mudslinging on some of the institutions and editors as a deliberate attempt to play the old game ‘give the […]