Freedom Of Press
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

India  /  Published 20.03.19

Congress a threat to free press, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of destroying institutions, including the “free press”, a charge that appeared ironical in the backdrop of some television channels e...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.19

A government that keeps the media in the dark

In the run-up to the bolt-from-the-blue move to amend Article 370, scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, both the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party machinery led by the Union home mi...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 24.09.19

End clampdown: Kashmir media

Kashmiri journalists on Tuesday said the government was denying the media an enabling atmosphere to operate in the Valley, regretting that the communications blockade that has been in place for over 5...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.06.19

Azadi or Zabardasti? People react to journalist Prashant Kanojia's bail

Journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for posting 'objectionable comments' on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Twitter, was granted bail on Tuesday.The vacation bench of Justice...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 08.01.19

Mysterious priorities of the Editors Guild

A guild that speaks up for the rights of journalists is a heartening institution. Or should be. It is bewildering to find the Editors Guild of India training its heavy guns on Rahul Gandhi’s critici...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Pakistani media are being crippled

‘Do nahin, aik Pakistan (not two but one Pakistan)’ is a slogan of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. This slogan is meant to be inclusive, and basically means that there would be no discriminat...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.19

What party manifestos say about media freedom

In 2014, media issues did not figure in the election manifestos of the Congress, the BJP or the CPI(M). But today the media and internet so overwhelm the public sphere that they have actually begin to...
By Sevanti Ninan

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.19

Imposing Hindi will not bind Indians together

Sir — Within days of having claimed that Hindi should be accepted as a common language by all Indians, the home minister, Amit Shah, has now said that he does not mean to impose the language on anyo...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.19

The news media in India and Pakistan

A report on the state of global media freedom compiled by the British House of Commons’s Foreign Affairs Committee came out recently. The committee chair, Tom Tugendhat, said, “When journalists lo...
By Mehmal Sarfraz


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