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Anti-Muslim mindset: Media underreports the bail granted to Safoora Zargar

Abhay Kumar On Tuesday the Delhi High Court granted bail to anti-CAA activist and Jamia Millia Islamia research scholar Safoora Zargar. The mainstream media – particularly Hindi newspapers – downplays the bail story. This is in sharp contrast to the… Continue Reading →

TikTok star Siya Kakkar dies by suicide at 16 in Delhi

16-year-old TikTok star Siya Kakkar died by suicide on June 25 in New Delhi. June 25, 2020 TikTok star Siya Kakkar Photo: Instagram/Siya Kakkar After the tragic news of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta’s… Continue Reading →

From Maria Ressa to Supriya Sharma: the threat to press freedom in the pandemic

“It’s more vital than ever to defend the role independent journalists play in scrutinising governments,” writes Meera Selva Maria Ressa, Executive Editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives at Manila Regional Trial Court on 15 June 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez… Continue Reading →

NWMI Condemns Attempts to Silence senior journalist Supriya Sharma

 THE NWMI condemns the Uttar Pradesh police’s malafide FIR against Supriya Sharma, the executive editor of Scroll.in, targeting her for her report recording the loss of livelihood and hunger suffered by residents of Domari, a village near Varanasi adopted by the Prime… Continue Reading →

After Ghalib and Gulzar, fake poetry in Amrita Pritam’s name

A juvenile poem by a young poet Baabusha Kohli falsely attributed to the grand dame of Punjabi letters goes viral on social media causing angst to Amrita’s admirers Jun 19, 2020 11:29 IST Nirupama Dutt Chandigarh When Delhi-based writer-editor Antara… Continue Reading →

Black Women on Reporting Police Brutalities

“Black women have been telling the truth about America for a long time. As a Black woman in journalism, my obligation is no less than that.”June 3, 2020 Before Errin Haines took her current job as the editor-at-large of The 19th,… Continue Reading →

Instagram and Facebook unblock hashtag ‘Sikh’, say it was ‘mistakenly blocked’ since March

“We became aware that these hashtags were blocked today following feedback we received from the community, and quickly moved to unblock them. Our processes fell down here, and we’re sorry,” Instagram said in a statement. By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:… Continue Reading →

India gets its first LGBT-focused OTT platform

POSTED ON JUNE 6, 2020 Targeting three to four million subscribers in the first year of its operations, EORTV’s original content will tell stories of the LGBT community. With the launch of its website last week, India has got its… Continue Reading →

NWMI condemns enforced precarity of media professionals during pandemic

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) expresses its deep distress at the spate of job losses, salary cuts, furloughs and closures in the media industry in the midst of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We also denounce… Continue Reading →

Dr Sudhakar Rao,who raised concerns over PPE shortage admitted to mental hospital

21 May 2020 An Indian doctor who was suspended after raising concerns about a shortage of masks is again in the spotlight after officials committed him to a mental hospital. BBC Telugu’s V Shankar reports. Dr Sudhakar Rao, an anaesthetist… Continue Reading →

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