The Taliban on March 29, arrested three journalists and closed a radio station for reasons unknown. As per local media, Taliban intelligence stormed into the voice of the nation radio station in Kandahar and "captured" all the journalists. "My son is neither a criminal not a gunman. He is an ordinary person, and a journalist," said mother of a journalist who got arrested.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Deputy Executive Director Robert Mahoney said a London court's order to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange damages journalism on December 10. ''The US Justice Department's pursuit of Assange has set a harmful legal precedent for prosecuting reporters,'' added Mohoney. Reportedly, If Assange is extradited, he'll face up to 175 years in prison under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and… read-more
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Following the raids at the different offices of the Dainik Bhaskar media group, the Income Tax Department alleged on July 24 that the group refused to pay tax worth Rs 700 crore in six-year so far. The department said the group used the employees' Id proofs to operate fake companies and ''for booking bogus expenses''. However, the group retaliated saying ''the government was scared of'' its critical journalism.
The online application for entrance tests for all the PG Diploma Courses from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication has begun on July 20. Students can also visit www.iimc.nic.in for more information. However, the last date for filing the application is August 9 and the test will be held on August 29, with the result declaration on September 10. The test centres will be available … read-more
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The New York Times' first woman copy editor, Betsy Wade, passed away at 91 on December 3. She had also fought a legal case against the newspaper over its gender-biased policies. Interestingly, Wade pioneered the use of "Ms.", instead of "Mrs." or "Miss", for women in news articles of The Times. Wade became the first woman to lead 'NewsGuild' and had received the lifetime achievement award of the Silurians Press Club in 2016.
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On the occasion of National Press Day on November 16, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to extend his greetings. Shah tweeted, "Our media fraternity is working tirelessly towards strengthening the foundations of our great nation." Lauding media's role during the pandemic, Shah asserted that Modi government was committed towards the "freedom of Press". He also said the government would counter all efforts that try to stifle the… read-more
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The Supreme Court ordered Sudarshan TV to stop broadcasting the 'UPSC Jihad' show. The bench felt that the show tried to impose derogatory remarks on a particular community. The bench said that people do watch news channels these days. However, the channel claimed it was an investigative journalistic piece. The bench, led by Justices D Y Chandrachud, further mentioned, "India is a melting pot of civilisations, cultures, and values."
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On August 26, Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sarcastically tweeted “Gold Standard of Journalism” with a video, wherein a food delivery person was surrounded by journalists. Reportedly, the delivery person had… read-more
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