Press Freedom
Opinion  /  Published 10.07.20

For journalistic freedom in India

The dawn of the post-truth era has forced journalism of every conceivable form to confront several pertinent questions. Should, for instance, the goal of the media be limited to disseminating informat...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy 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

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.20

The hour of reflection

Pakistan may have extended the lockdown, but restrictions were eased in mid-April. Some industries were allowed to open in order to generate economic activity while permission was also granted to mosq...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.20

On all fours: The press freedom

Consistency need not be a virtue at all times. Take the case of India’s consistently poor performance when it comes to upholding the freedom of the press in recent years. This year, India has been r...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

J&K internet curbs vs press freedom

At first reading, the recent judgment by the Supreme Court on the call by Anuradha Bhasin, the editor of Kashmir Times, who demanded the restoration of the internet in Jammu and Kashmir and inter alia...
By Sanjoy Hazarika and Venkatesh Nayak in

India  /  Published 28.12.19

Press in Kashmir forced into silence

The year, 2019, will be remembered in Kashmir for the abrogation of Article 370, detention of three former chief ministers of the state and the subsequent clampdown, communication and internet blockad...
By Majid Maqbool in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The media's right to be critical of the government

New India has been failing consistently when it comes to augmenting the vision of the founders of the Constitution. Some of the pivotal foundational values of the Republic — pluralism and equality c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Why journalism is impossible in Kashmir

The siege imposed by the government since August 5 – the day when the BJP-led government revoked Article 370 and subsequently completely shut down communications in the valley – also brought journ...
By Majid Maqbool in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

The danger of sustained attacks on the media

A blank page can, at times, speak a thousand words. In a rare moment of solidarity, rival newspaper publications in Australia agreed to run front pages that were designed to appear as if they had been...
By The Editorial Board in


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