Press Freedom

  • India 4th most dangerous country for journalists 19-02-2014 04:34 PM

    One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these,...
  • Losing the information war

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Because politicians see voters as gullible, they continue to suppress or distort information Don't like the results of an opinion poll that forecasts a possible...

  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera 04-07-2013 09:41 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's military-led authorities shut down three Islamist-run TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news...
  • 'Make self-regulation robust to avoid judicial intervention' 26-05-2013 08:10 AM

    Mumbai: Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari on Saturday was called for a robust self-regulation in media to "keep out judicial intervention". "Content regulation in the media space is not going to come out of political executive, but will come out of the judicial process. Make self-regulation more...
  • Leveson report: David Cameron rejects press law 30-11-2012 06:32 AM

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press on Thursday, risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers. Opposing an independent regulator enshrined in law will delight...
  • Journalists fight cops for rights in Ahmedabad 02-06-2008 09:39 PM

    Bridgetown (Barbados): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says significant progress has been made in talks with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) on the controversial Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), following nearly three days of meetings here last week. The WICB and WIPA sat down with a three-man mediation team...
  • India, 12 other countries unsafe for journalists: Survey 01-05-2008 01:45 PM

    Adelaide: In a vicious attack on Indian culture and Indian team, of which he was the coach, Greg Chappell has said that the side lacked leaders because parents, school teachers and coaches made all the decisions in the Indian system. The (Indian) culture is very different; it's not a team...
  • Indians happy with media but there's a catch 12-12-2007 09:14 AM

    Bangalore: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said they will badly miss street-smart Praveen Kumar in the upcoming World Cup as the pacer has been ruled out of cricket's showpiece event due to an elbow injury. Praveen, who has been a vital cog in India's ODI scheme of things...