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#KeepItOn: Joint Open Letter on Keeping the internet open and secure in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir in India

As India prepares to celebrate its independence day, international civil society organizations call on the government to restore internet connections in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir. August 14, 2019 The Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been under… Continue Reading →

A brave woman newspaper Editor shows the chutzpah to mount a legal challenge to the Narendra Modi government

A brave woman newspaper Editor shows the chutzpah to mount a legal challenge to the Narendra Modi government’s squeeze on media freedom in Kashmir, while industry bodies watch on smugly Indian media bodies—Press Council of India, Indian Newspaper Society, Editors Guild… Continue Reading →

Kashmir Times editor files petition in Supreme Court seeking freedom for journalists

NEW DELHI, August 10: Today, Ms. Anuradha Bhasin, the Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of India seeking directions to ensure that the State creates an enabling environment for journalists and all… Continue Reading →

Ravish Kumar-Today, Freedom From Fear Is Freedom From Mainstream Media

— by Ravish Kumar —  (This  is originally a speech by journalist Ravish Kumar , winner of  the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award.) What was once considered unacceptable and unethical in the public domain has been made entirely acceptable and ethical by the mainstream media… Continue Reading →

Modi’s labour law ‘reforms’ will dilute your rights as a journalist

The Working Journalists Acts of 1955 and 1958 are among 12 labour laws to be subsumed in proposed labour codes that will reduce legal protections for journalists at their workplaces. By Anumeha Yadav| A wave of layoffs is washing through Indian… Continue Reading →

India – Militarising Minds, Hindutvaising the Nation

A military school under RSS is worrisome because of earlier experiences, such as the Malegaon and Nanded blasts, that were concretised with the intervention and involvement of Hindutva activists.Subhash Gatade 03 Aug 2019 Representational image. | Image Courtesy: Money Control Rare… Continue Reading →

Dalits and Adivasis missing from mainstream Indian news media; upper castes dominate leadership positions

Who Tells Our Stories Matters: Representation of Marginalised Caste Groups in Indian Newsrooms By Oxfam India  02 Aug, 2019 Share on : Indian media is dominated by upper castes and media organisations have failed to diversify their newsroom and news… Continue Reading →

French TV crew arrested in Australia for filming protest against Adani coal mine

By Natasha Chaku     Melbourne, Jul 22 (PTI) A French television crew filming a protest against a newly-approved controversy-hit coal mine owned by Indian energy giant Adani in Australia was arrested on Monday on charges of trespassing.     The Carmichael coal mine… Continue Reading →

Public Statement Against the Recent FIRs against Miyah Poets and Online Trolling

On 10 July 2019, an FIR was filed against ten Miyah poets and other activists from Assam under five different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Telecommunications Act for a poem titled Write it Down, I am… Continue Reading →

Can journalists have phantom spine?

G. Sampath July 20, 2019 Getty images/ istock   more-in My spine may be a phantom. But my pain is real. How do I get rid of it? Having struggled with back pain for three months, I finally, on the… Continue Reading →

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