Friday, June 21, 2024

Topic: press freedom

Media collectives, digital rights groups demand withdrawal of laws ‘aimed at curbing’ press freedom in India

News associations and digital rights organisations in India passed a resolution urging the Union government to withdraw new laws that are “aimed at curbing” press freedom, the Press Council of India said in a statement on Friday.

Interview: “In my 34-year career as journalist, I have never felt as anxious as I do today,” says Samar Halarnkar

In an interview with Maktoob’s Gafira Qadir, Samar Halarnkar, an editor, journalist with over three decades of experience, and founder of the independent media house Article-14, talks about how free the press is in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in charge.

Over 50 Al Jazeera journalists attacked since October 7, media network says amid global condemnation of Israel’s actions

Israel has ramped up attacks on Al Jazeera and other media in recent months as it has faced protests over its handling of the war in Gaza. According to the network's Jerusalem bureau chief Walid Omary, there have been more than 50 attacks against Al Jazeera journalists since October 7th, 2023 alone.

Modi Govt told me my visa extension would be denied, saying my reporting “crossed a line”: ABC journalist Avani Dias

ABC News South Asia bureau chief Avani Dias was told a routine visa extension would be denied by the Indian government, days after it blocked her reporting on YouTube in India.

‘Bolta Hindustan’ YouTube channel removed on Union govt’s orders

The YouTube channel of Bolta Hindustan, an independent Hindi news portal, was removed from the Google-owned platform on Thursday at the behest of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Mumbai: Deceased HT journalist faced harassment from resident editor, reveals press club investigation

The Mumbai Press Club's investigation reveals that Satish Nandgaonkar, a journalist with HT who passed away on 28th February due to cardiac arrest, experienced significant stress due to bullying and insults inflicted upon him by the HT Mumbai Editor.