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Press Release – Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist #PressFreedom

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joints its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging the Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into Afghanistan without complete documentation. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with ARY… Continue Reading →

#India – Press freedom on shaky ground #FOE #FOS

Since January, media has been under attack a number of times, with police failing to protect its rights. GEETA SESHU says all this forms a grim backdrop to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Posted/Updated Thursday, May 02 18:45:32,… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Paid news in Gujarat Elections

PRESS NOTE December 17, 2012             I have been informed today by Shri Rajeev Ranjan Nag, Member, Press Council of India and Convener of the team I appointed for looking into complaints of paid news and violation of Press freedom… Continue Reading →

Justice Katju’s statement in Mangalore on Naveen Soorinje’s case

December 3, 2012, http://www.vartamaana.com/ – Justice Markandey Katju  Chairman, Press Council of India. I have been approached by many journalists in Mangalore about my views regarding criminal proceedings against Naveen Soorinje. It will not be proper for me to make any comment about… Continue Reading →

Snapshots- May 3, World Press Freedom Day 2012

Theme 2012: New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of… Continue Reading →

Attacks on Journalist​s: Press Council chief serves dismissal notice on CM

22.2. 2012 Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mumbai, Dear Chief Minister, A delegation of eight journalists from Maharashtra met me today and apprised me of a large number of physical attacks on journalists/media houses in the State of… Continue Reading →

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