Press Freedom

TMC condemns move restricting media access to Parliament proceedings

Trinamool Congress expressed their complete solidarity with the journalist fraternity on the issue of restricted access to parliament proceedings.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Afghan journalists decry Taliban TV 'guidelines'

Zan TV, the first Afghan channel staffed exclusively by female producers and reporters, said on Twitter that the "guidelines threaten media freedom" and reduce "the presence of women journalists".

published on : 23rd November 2021

Telangana: Parkal MLA’s aides attack journalist over report on women’s protest

After learning about the attack on Prabhakar, journalist union leaders and members rushed to his house and condemned the incident.

published on : 10th October 2021

Hundreds of Pakistani journalists protest against proposed new law

Opposition leaders after boycotting the session also joined the media protest and in their speeches, they supported the concerns of journalists that the new law aimed to gag free media.

published on : 14th September 2021

IPI urges Blinken to raise issue of press freedom during meetings with Indian leaders

The letter highlighted that besides filing cases, the government relies on other measures to intimidate media organisations.

published on : 27th July 2021

Hong Kong's 'Apple Daily' newspaper increases print run after arrests as residents show support

Police said the editors were arrested on suspicion of foreign collusion to endanger national security, based on over 30 articles that authorities said had called for international sanctions.

published on : 18th June 2021

Days after reporting on liquor mafia, journalist dead in road crash at Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh

Sulabh Srivastava, recently ran a news story against the liquor mafia, and two days back, he had written to the a senior police officer seeking protection.

published on : 14th June 2021

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu wishes journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu lauded journalists for working tirelessly to bring information to the people amid a pandemic.

published on : 3rd May 2021

'India among riskiest places to be a journalist': Report disses Modi government's media crackdown

It accused the supporters of the ruling BJP of creating an 'intimidating environment' for journalists critical of the government, who are routinely labelled as 'anti-national' or 'anti-state'.

published on : 21st April 2021

Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists

A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission.

published on : 14th April 2021

Haryana journalist reports on 'damaged wheat', booked for defamation, trespassing

The FIR claimed that when officials reached the location after the report was broadcast, they found the wheat under covers and undamaged.

published on : 17th September 2019

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleges Centre hounding media; Modi government refutes charge

It alleged that a senior executive of a prominent news channel and two other staffers had recently quit due to pressure from the government for airing stories critical of the ruling establishment.

published on : 3rd August 2018

Press freedom: Trump, Russia and China media attacks 'threaten democracy'

Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald Trump, Russia and China's bid to crush all dissent, a watchdog said Wednesday.

published on : 26th April 2018

World Press Freedom Index report: India's ranking falls due to violence against journalists, hate crimes

India's ranking in the Press Freedom Index has fallen two places to 138, a watchdog said today in an annual report, blaming "physical violence" against journalists like Gauri Lankesh as the key reason

published on : 26th April 2018

Not curbing press freedom by filing an FIR against newspaper: UIDAI

Justifying its stance, UIDAI said criminal proceedings have been initiated as it was an act of unauthorised access.

published on : 7th January 2018