Press freedom

Bill to regulate digital media, 23 others to be tabled in monsoon session of Parliament

The Bill may see stiff opposition as it is said that this bill is being brought to control the small publishers and digital media.

published on : 16th July 2022

Pakistan: Journalist attacked for calling Army generals 'property dealers'

While describing the incident, Ayaz Amir, with bruises on his face, said that his car was intercepted by a vehicle while coming back from the office after recording his television show.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Nobel Prize laureate Ressa says Philippine courts to decide on her news website closure order

The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday affirmed its revocation of Rappler’s license over a breach of the ban on foreign ownership and control of media outlets.

published on : 29th June 2022

Journalists should not be jailed for 'what they write, tweet and say': UN spokesperson on Zubair's arrest

Meanwhile, New York-based independent non-profit, non-governmental organisation Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has also condemned Zubair's arrest.

published on : 29th June 2022

Was fact-checker Zubair arrested for being evasive, uncooperative?

Incidentally, the Alt News' co-founder was the first person to share former BJP leader Nupur Sharma's alleged remarks against Prophet Mohammed during a TV debate.

published on : 28th June 2022

'Extremely disturbing': Editor's Guild condemns journalist Muhammad Zubair's arrest

Zubair and his website AltNews have done some exemplary work over the past few years in identifying fake news and countering disinformation campaigns, the Guild said.

published on : 28th June 2022

Arresting one voice of truth will only give rise to a thousand more: Rahul on journo Zubair's arrest

Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets.

published on : 28th June 2022

'Alt News' co-founder Mohammad Zubair arrested in Delhi for 'hurting religious sentiments'

Zubair joined the probe on Monday and after gathering sufficient evidence on record, he was arrested, Malhotra said.

published on : 27th June 2022

UK approves Julian Assange's extradition to the US; WikiLeaks founder may appeal

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel gave the requisite ministerial sign-off for the Australian national's extradition order after several stages of court appeals right up to the Supreme Court.

published on : 17th June 2022

India slides down to 150th position from 142nd in RSF 2022 World Press Freedom Index

The ranking of India's neighbours, except that of Nepal, have also slid down, with the index placing Pakistan at 157th position, Sri Lanka 146th, Bangladesh 162nd and Maynmar at 176th position.

published on : 4th May 2022

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging constitutionality of sedition law on April 27

Several pleas challenging the colonial law are pending before the top court.

published on : 26th April 2022

All opportunities are given to TV channels whose licence cancelled: Government tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan said all fresh and renewal applications of private TV channels are vetted by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

published on : 15th March 2022

Need to end intimidation, detention of scribes in Kashmir Valley: Panel

The three-member panel also recommended ending intimidation and detention of journalists and setting up of a three-way Media Advisory Committee to encourage dialogue among stakeholders.

published on : 14th March 2022

Media under attack, journalists should rise to protect press freedom: Justice Madan Lokur

He said a series of events, including lodging of FIRs against scribes and putting them under arrest for doing their job.

published on : 5th March 2022

'Methodology is questionable': India rejects its ranking on World Press Freedom Index

Minister of State Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said the methodology adopted is questionable and non-transparent and lacks a clear definition of press freedom.

published on : 10th February 2022

Afghan journalists increasingly harassed by Taliban: Reporters Without Borders

Afghanistan is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index which RSF issued in April 2021. 

published on : 5th February 2022

State of Pakistani media worsened in 2021: Report

The report released by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors said it was concerned about the increasing attempts to stifle the media and to negate the right of access to information.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Rising attack on scribes in Pakistan reminds old days of insecurity in country: Report

Crime reporter Hasnain Shah was shot by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle while sitting in his car outside the Lahore Press Club on Sunday.

published on : 26th January 2022

J&K government puts re-registration of Kashmir Press Club in abeyance

According to the government order, the re-registration of Kashmir Press Club has hereby been kept in abeyance till the receipt of the final report from the Additional District Magistrate of Srinagar.

published on : 15th January 2022

BJP MLA Eatala Rajendar, INC spokesperson Sravan stand up for Press freedom

Rajender said that whenever governments tried to suppress the freedom of Press, it meant the beginning of their downfall. 

published on : 9th January 2022
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