‘State surveillance a threat to democracy’, says The Wire's Siddharth Varadharajan at Human Rights Forum
Describing the current situation as an undeclared state of emergency, Varadarajan cautioned that this new form of surveillance is more insidious and dangerous.
Michael William's death was being investigated as a possible drug overdose, the NYPD said.
The Supreme Court today directed the listing of a case of a news portal's scribes, who are facing criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP President Amit Shah's son, before an appropriate bench.
Supreme Court stays defamation proceedings by Jay Shah against news portal The Wire; tells Gujarat court not to proceed till April 12
The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, observed that the media should be more responsible and said it cannot write whatever it feels about anyone.
With today's order, the portal will not be able to publish any article related to the businesses of the petitioner until the hearing concludes in a civil defamatory suit filed by him.
The petitioners had maintained the article was a part of investigative journalism and filing a criminal defamation suit against it was against the freedom of the press.
Gujarat HC rejected a petition by The Wire challenging a gag order passed by a lower court in a civil defamation case filed by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah over a news portal article.
Advocate Mihir Joshi, representing journalist Rohini Singh, the author of the article "The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah", and its editors, told the court that the article was not defamatory.
The Wire had maintained that the story about the surge of revenue of Shah's company Temple Enterprise Private Ltd was factually correct and based on the documents obtained from a government office.
The suit was filed after a report in The Wire claiming that the turnover of Jay Shah's firm grew exponentially after the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the country in 2014.
Jay Shah defamation case: Gujarat Court issues summons to The Wire journalist Rohini Singh, editors; asks them to respond by November 13
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S K Gadhvi issued summonses to journalist Rohini Singh, five editors and the non-profit company that publishes The Wire.
An Ahmedabad court has adjourned the defamation case filed by BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah against The Wire over the article questioning the jump in turnover in Jay's company.
As a response to Jay Shah's press statement, the reporter from The Wire who wrote the investigative piece posted on Facebook.
Jay Shah said his businesses were completely transparent and conducted legally, which was indicated by the tax compliances.
Rahul Gandhi called Jay Shah the 'only beneficiary of Demonestisation' while Kapil Sibal called it a case of 'Crony Capitalism'.