Two journalists were booked following an article in their website "openly endorsed revolutionary ideologies and activities."
The author openly endorsed revolutionary ideologies and activities and expressed shock and dismay at the deteriorating character of the armed revolutionary leaders of Manipur, says the FIR.
Eighty-four percent of those killed this year were "deliberately targeted" for their work, RSF said in its annual report, compared to 63 percent in 2019.
In Mexico, at least four journalists were the victims of targeted killings in 2020 and a fifth was shot to death after photographing a crime scene.
The Agartala Press Club has condemned the incident and demanded exemplary punishment for those involved in the assault on the job.
Journalists face multiple challenges, including lack of insurance and the threat of violence, while reporting from the conflict areas of Northeastern states, said senior scribes.
KUWJ, which has been questioning Kappan's arrest, had refused to approach the Allahabad High Court as suggested by the apex court for seeking bail and other reliefs.
Mexico topped the 2020 list of countries where the most journalists were killed, for the fourth time in five years, with 13 killings, followed by Pakistan with five.
Independent inquiry be made to determine facts related to 'illegal arrest' of scribe: Kerala Union of Working Journalists to SC
KUWJ has claimed that Uttar Pradesh Police has made an “absolute false and incorrect statement” that Kappan is the office secretary of Popular Front of India as he is working as a journalist only.
National media advisor to the government Devulapalle Amar will deliver the keynote address, while District Collector A Md Imtiaz will be the guest of honour.
Scribe Siddique Kappan was going to Hathras to create divide, disturb law & order, Yogi government tells SC
Opposing the plea filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) questioning Kappan's arrest and seeking his bail, the state has said it is 'not maintainable' and the petitioner has 'no locus'.
The two media bodies said the journalists were asked routine questions and let off in the night or after long hours, with directions to them to appear again.
Commissionerate Police on Monday arrested six persons including five journalists on the charges of extortion and forwarded them to court.
The Centre also urged digital media entities to form self-regulating bodies for furthering their interests and interaction with the government.
Media persons under the banner of the Assembly of journalists (AOJ) gathered in front of the Rabindra Bhavan here and held a sit-in.