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How does the sting on the sahayak system affect the security of the nation? – Justices Ranjit V. More and Bharati H. Dangre

In a trenchant order, Justices Ranjit V. More and Bharati H. Dangre, quashed the charges against Quint journalist Poonam Agarwal of abetment to suicide and of violating provisions of the Official Secrets Act (OSA). The case followed the sting operation the journalist had conducted to exposed the pernicious […]

An Artist’s Bitter Truth

by Geeta Seshu As Pulwama and other constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir go into the final phase of polling for the parliamentary elections on May 6, 2019, one of the Valley’s major English dailies is minus its brilliant cartoonist. “It’s really, really tough. The self-censorship we impose on […]

बस्तर की पत्रकारिता का सच : इधर कुंआ उधर खाई जहां बन्दूक की नोक पर है पत्रकारिता की आजादी

बस्तर की पत्रकारिता का सच : इधर कुंआ उधर खाई Watch this special report from Bhumkal Samachar on the perils of reporting in Bastar. (with permission from Bhumkal Samachar) आज विश्व प्रेस स्वतंत्रता दिवस है , इस दिवस का उद्देश्य प्रेस की आजादी के महत्व के प्रति जागरूकता […]

India: Diversity on the brink

Excerpted from the India chapter of ‘Truth vs Misinformation: The collective push back’ South Asia Press Freedom Report 2018-2019, released by UNESCO on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2019 LITIGATION OVERLOAD The thicket of litigation that has sprung up over particular stories is a […]