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Republished with permission from CPJ By Kunal Majumder/CPJ India CorrespondentApril 23, 2020 12:30 PM EDT Also available in हिंदी में On March 26, two days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown to control the spreading of COVID-19, Hindi-language daily Jansandesh Times reported that a […]
A Status of Information Commissions in India during the Covid-19 crisisReport shows 21 out of 29 Information Commissions set up under the RTI Act were not holding any hearings as of May 15, 2020 Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) has undertaken an assessment of the functioning of Information […]
Despite pleas by doctors and students, the people of Kashmir are still denied full restoration of Internet. A Supreme Court order on a petition filed by the Fountation for Media Professionals and the Private Schools others, merely said that a high powered committee would look into the matter. […]
Journalists in India are being intimidated and harassed by governments trying to manage a pandemic by simply censoring uncomfortable reports. FSC brings you a list of ten instances of serious charges against journalists for their reports. World Press Freedom Day dawns over a globe fraught with the sorrow […]
(Reprinted with permission from The Kashmirwalla) Journalist Qazi Shibli spent nine months in Bareilly jail, after being picked up under PSA on July 27, 2019 for a story on troop movements in Kashmir preceding the revocation of Art 370 on Aug 5, 2019. He spoke to Yashraj Sharma […]
Sajad Rasool, founder editor of community news platform ‘Kashmir Unheard’, writes about the experience of setting up a vibrant online site, only to come to a grinding halt due to the Internet shutdown with the abrogation of Art 370 on Aug 5, 2019. Republished with permission from Countercurrents.org […]
Even as it continues with a policy of intimidation and harassment towards journalists in Kashmir, the government has clearly decided to step up with penal action against anyone who steps out of line.
While the world is engaged in the biggest struggle for survival in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, while all of us are under the most unprecedented lockdown in our history, officers of the Indian government are very busy, making every effort possible to ensure that two prominent […]