KPPA resents selective approach of Information dept

KPPA resents selective approach of Information dept

Srinagar: The Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA) Friday expressed resentment and anger against the state’s Information department for allowing “selected few” photographers to cover Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s press conference here. A KPPA spokesman questioned the fund of accreditation cards issued by the department if the accredited journalists could not attend and cover events like […]

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 […]

IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

Srinagar: After the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) and Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) condemned the manhandling of journalists by government forces near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) SP Pani extended “unconditional apologies” to the journalist fraternity and assured action in the case. “Without going into the […]

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

For first time, journalists barred from covering elections in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Under the garb of holding peaceful municipal elections, police and polling staff at many polling stations have imposed restrictions on journalists to prevent reporting of the conduct of elections. The restrictions, which have been put in place without any written order, have prevented journalists from gathering details of voting figures, identifying polling booths, and […]

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 […]

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

BY FIDA HUSSAIN SODAGAR My last write up, “And they call themselves Journalists,” about self styled journalists in Kashmir Reader on 27-08-2018 evoked a diverse response. Most of the readers called it a much needed piece. But, the self styled breed got a sore in the eye. The empty news warriors, seen roaming in Government […]

PEN condemns arrest

PEN condemns arrest

SRINAGAR: PEN Delhi and PEN South India have expressed deep concern over the detention and arrest of a Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, the assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator. A statement published on the official blog of PEN Delhi reads: “Based on news reports and conversations with Kashmir Narrator Editor Showkat Motta and Aasif’s father Mohammad […]

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

Anantnag: In a case pertaining to alleged thrashing of a photojournalist by CRPF personnel, the Press Council of India (PCI) has served a summons to the Jammu and Kashmir Government, the CRPF, and the JK Police, asking them to appear before a committee. A complaint regarding his beating by CRPF personnel – on October 9, […]

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