Attacks on journalists in the recent past - The New Indian Express

Attacks on journalists in the recent past

Published: 24th August 2013 01:44 PM

Last Updated: 24th August 2013 05:06 PM

The gang-rape in India's commercial capital is indicative of the dangers media persons have to face on a daily basis.

Here is a list of attacks on journalists in the recent past:


August 24, 2013

A journalist with a Hindi daily was shot dead in Etawah, home district of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.


August 22, 2013

A lady photojournalist working for an English magazine in Mumbai was raped by five persons in Shakti Mills compound of Mahalaxminagar area of the city.


July 20, 2013

Officers of the Central Reserve Police Force at Peerbagh in Kashmir assaulted journalists with the English daily Rising Kashmir.


May 19, 2013

Three masked assailants stormed into the office of the Dainik Ganadoot, a Bengali daily, and stabbed manager of the newspaper Ranjit Choudhary, proof-reader Sujit Bhattacharjee, and driver with the newspaper Balaram Ghosh.


February 12, 2013

Chhattisgarh-based freelancer Nemi Chand Jain’s body was found the morning after he had left his home for Nama village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.


January 16, 2013

Telugu Desam Party MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar beat up a photographer and trainee reporter at Koppaka village in Andhra Pradesh.


December 23, 2012

Nanao Singh, a reporter for the newspaper Prime News, was killed when police open fired at a mob in Thangmeiband area of Imphal, Manipur.


September 27, 2012

Chaitali Santra, a journalist working with Julm se Jung newspaper, was killed by a parcel bomb that was delivered to her at her residence in Howrah's South Banksara, Bihar.


July 15, 2012

An unknown person shot at Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of the Arunachal Times, in her waist in front her office at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.


April 11, 2012

A local political activist attacked the District Bureau Chief of the Hindi daily Rajasthan Patrika, Kamal Shukla, at his office with iron rod in Kanker, Chhattisgarh.


March 1, 2012

Rajesh Mishra, a journalist with the local Hindi weekly Media Raj, was beaten to death by a group of unidentified persons in Jabalpur.


February 18, 2012

Bhopal-based freelance journalist Chandrika Rai, his wife and their two teenage children were found dead at their residence in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.


May, 2011

Members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) beat up three journalists in Burdwan district of West Bengal.


February, 2011

Saikh Babu, a leader of Biju Janata Dal party, beat up a reporter of Sambad in Odisha.


January 23, 2011

Two masked assailants on a motorcycle shot Umesh Rajput, a reporter with Nai Duniya, in New Delhi.


December 20, 2010

Assailants shot dead Sushil Pathak, a journalist with Dainik Bhaskar, at close range while he was returning home in Bilaspur Chhattisgarh, after a late night shift.


December 7, 2010

A photo journalist with a Tamil daily was assaulted by unknown persons in a pressroom at the Chennai Police Commissioner’s office at Egmore.


October 14, 2010

Infuriated by an inconvenient question on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi verdict, the Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Ahmad Bukhari slapped and punched a journalist at a press conference in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.


October 8, 2010

Unidentified men shot dead journalist Anil Soni, while he was returning home from the press complex area in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.


September 8, 2010

VD Bhat, a journalist with the Kumta, lodged a complaint stating that he was kidnapped by unidentified persons when he was on his way to his in-laws house on a motorbike.


September 11, 2010

Jaishankar, a stringer working for Tamil television news channels in Chennai,was physically assaulted and abused by Assistant Commissioner of Police in Madipakkam.


August 14, 2010

Arabinda Mohapatra, a photo journalist with an English daily in Bhubaneshwar, was assaulted by a traffic constable.


May 8, 2010

CISF jawans beat up journalist Jagatananda Pradhan and damaged his camera. Pradhan, along with other media persons, tried to cover a violent incident near Nalco administrative building in Odisha where the CISF jawans had allegedly bashed up a truck driver for running over a child.


April 29, 2010

Delhi-based journalist Nirupama Pathak was murdered in her Jharkhand home. Post-mortem examination revealed that Pathak was smothered to death.


April 22, 2010

Journalists came under attack when they were covering death of Shamsuddin Saha, a student who died due to food poisoning in Bhubaneswar.


April 21, 2010

A Senior journalist of a leading Tamil newspaper in Chennai was threatened and abused by a police officer working for Governor’s security at Raj Bhavan.


April 15, 2010

A group of women journalists from a Tamil magazine in Chennai met the Commissioner of Police and filed a complaint alleging that one of their male colleagues threatened and harrassed the women at their workplace.


February 9, 2010

Sarpanch of Dhaipur, GP Premananda Gochhayat, assaulted journalists, Dinesh Das and Ashok Pradhan, for taking photographs in Athagarh, Odisha.

(Compiled by Manish Nepal)

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