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Freedom Of Press
Opinion  /  Published 19.08.19

J&K reportage: Surely the govt has nothing to fear?

Silence has not yet overtaken the country. The communication blackout in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir prompted the Editors Guild of India to issue a statement five days after the Centre annou...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.04.20

SC won’t gag Tablighi news

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass any gag order on the media and declined to entertain a plea that had alleged that a religious congregation in the capital was being linked to the rise in Co...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.06.19

March, Supreme Court plea against journalist arrest

Journalists and activists marched here on Monday protesting the arrest of a journalist, an editor and a TV channel head for telecasting and publicising the statement of a woman who claims to have sent...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.19

Press freedom: Kashmiri papers show the way

The Indian State was never quite in love with journalists, but press freedom has been rather obviously endangered since 2014. One of the most difficult places in the country for journalists and newspa...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Freedom of expression is crucial to democracy

Laws are pivotal to society. They are necessary instruments to establish order and authority. But in the hands of authoritarian governments, legislations are often misused to deny people their rights....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Against surveys that paint 'bad picture' of freedom of press: BJP

Asserting that the media enjoys absolute freedom in India, Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'we will expose' those surveys that tend to portray a 'bad picture' ab...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.09.19

Torture cry in Kashmir

Reputable international media organisations are reporting instances of alleged torture and detention through home intrusion in Kashmir since the August 5 lockdown that has also impeded newsgathering.T...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.18

Grave danger for journalists in BJP's India

India’s list of dubious distinctions is growing, especially with regard to the fourth estate. If it were not bad enough that the country has steadily been sliding downward each year on the World Pre...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 27.08.19

Big favour! Press Council agrees to do its job

The Press Council of India (PCI), a statutory authority whose visualised objectives include safeguarding the freedom of the press, on Tuesday declared that it would speak up for freedom of the press i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 02.05.19

Between the journalist and the author falls a shadow

Matthew Arnold once said, “Journalism is literature in a hurry.” But tensions have always run rife between the two pursuits. The line separating the two can be fluid as Daniel Defoe — novelist a...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in


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