Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

A case for truth to save media freedom

For some years now, the growing challenge to journalism has come from the increasing use of predictable laws. These are the Sections relating to sedition and criminal defamation in the Indian Penal Co...
By in

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.20

Caged voice: Investigative media throttled

Premier investigative agencies have been castigated as the government’s ‘caged parrots’. But other institutions can make a serious claim on being a member of this unfortunate species...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

On duty: Judiciary must protect free press

A dangerous virus is reason enough to be afraid. It is a different matter, however, when fear is institutionalized, creating invisible limits for everyday speech and action. In India, this happened lo...
By The Editorial Board in

Education  /  Published 19.11.19

Reporting begins at home -- or rather at university

Students at the University of Southern California (USC), US, got a crash course in investigative journalism this summer by reporting on a powerful, scandal-ridden institution: their own school.The und...
By Marc Tracy / NYTNS in

India  /  Published 14.04.20

Shock at media attack

Over 3,500 jurists, academics, actors, artists, writers and people from other walks of life in India and abroad have endorsed a statement expressing shock at the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.20

Every drop counts

Sir — India may have an alcohol problem. Many states in the country are reporting theft of alcohol, at times to the tune of lakhs of rupees. In West Bengal, thieves even cut an old-fashioned seendh ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Editors’ Guild: Don’t blame media for panic

The Editors’ Guild of India issued a statement on Thursday, questioning the government’s attempt in the Supreme Court to blame the media for the panicked mass migration of day labourers from citie...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.20

Media freedoms vital: Editors Guild of India

The Editors Guild of India on Thursday expressed concern about what it called “high-handed” and “arbitrary” police action that interrupted the work of journalists reporting on the coronavirus ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.03.20

Newspapers don’t spread virus: Research

There is no record or any evidence for the coronavirus being transmitted through print newspaper, magazine, letter or package, the International News Media Association has said, citing health agencies...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.03.20

Allow media to work: I&B ministry

The Union information and broadcasting ministry has asked all states and Union Territories to ensure that media organisations are allowed to function through the lockdown and sensitise local authoriti...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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