Jai Ram Thakur

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Himachal Pradesh CM Withdraws Character Certificate Orders, Welcomes Journalists To Cover Modi's Event

After the controversial character certificate requirement, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur announced the withdrawal of the mandatory orders. A day ahead of the PM Narendra Modi's event in Bilaspur, CM Thakur said, "I invite all journalists to cover PM's visit to the state on October 5. We've withdrawn official order and sought an explanation from issuing official." Notably, On October 5, PM Modi will inaugurate AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal… read-more

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: aiims bilaspur, PM Narendra Modi, Journalists, Character Certificate Controversy, Evt

2022 Winter Olympics In Beijing

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US Asks China Not To Restrict Journalists At 2022 Winter Olympics In Beijing

US asked China not to limit access and movement for media covering the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year on November 4. Activists are advocating for a boycott of the games or for US officials to be barred from going because of China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The Chinese Foreign Correspondents' Club expressed concern over… read-more

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 - 01:01 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: USA, China, Winter Olympics, beijing, Journalists

Courtesy: Reuters

Pegasus Spyware

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French Govt Confirm Presence Of Pegasus In Journalists' Phones

According to the reports by French online investigative journal Mediapart, confirmed by France's national cyber-security ANSSI, Pegasus spyware has been discovered on the phones of two journalists. Reported on July 29, this is the world's first attestation by any government on a global spying scandal. "The study carried out by ANSSI is similar to Amnesty International's Security Lab report on the reality of the Pegasus infection," Mediapart… read-more

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 12:14 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: pegasus spyware, France, ANSSI, Journalists, Mediapart

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Vishwa Hindu Parisad leader Champat Rai

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Journalist Booked For Allegations Against VHP Leader Champat Rai: UP Police

Journalist Vineet Narain and others were booked by UP Police for a Facebook post made against Champat Rai, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader and the general secretary of the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust. The post alleged the leader's involvement in a land grab case, after which Rai's brother filed a complaint against the accused for false allegations. ''The Allegations against Champat Rai appear to be baseless," said the Bijnor police.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 02:55 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: politics, VHP, Journalists, IPC section

Courtesy: The Quint

Mehul Choksi

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Editors Guild Welcomes SC Verdict On Vinod Dua Sedition Case

Signifying the "citizen's right to criticise or comment upon government measures", the Editors Guild of India appreciated the judgement of SC against journalist Vinod Dua's sedition case. Every journalist is entitled to protection specified under the Supreme Court’s 1962 judgment, said a bench of justice. “The Guild demands repeal of these draconian and antiquated laws that find no space in any modern liberal democracy,” the scribe body… read-more

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 08:05 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Journalists, Supreme Court, Sedition, laws, Democracy

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Health Minister

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C'garh Health Min Pens To Centre Seeking COVID Vaccine Jabs For Journos

The Chhattisgarh government has requested Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to include journalists in the frontline workers and vaccinate them on priority. Writing a letter, State Health Minister TS Singhdeo highlighted the surge in COVID-19 cases and district lockdowns while emphasizing on the need for vaccinating journalists. Reportedly, Singhdeo wrote to the Centre, after the Durg district collector, acting on the CM’s advice, imposed… read-more

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 11:06 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Chhattisgarh, Health Ministry, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Vaccination, Journalists

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Manipur Journalists Protesting Against The Grenade Attack On Poknapham

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Amid Journo Protests, Manipur To Investigate Newspaper Office Attack

Manipur CM N Biren Singh has sanctioned a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the grenade attack wreaked on Imphal-based news daily 'Poknapham's office on February 14. Condemning the attack, editors and journalists from Manipur had collectively halted newspaper publications and television news broadcasts, besides organizing sit-in protests. The CM's decision arrived in response to a memorandum submitted by the All Manipur Working… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 12:56 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Manipur, Journalists, Attack, SIT, CM N Biren Singh

Courtesy: NDTV

Sedition

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Media Bodies Slam Sedition Against Scribes, Call It "Undeclared Emergency"

Condemning the sedition charges against six journalists following the R-Day tractor rally that turned violent, various media bodies called it an "undeclared emergency". Press Club of India president Anand Sahay said, “Even during the emergency, rules against journalists were not so harsh.” Calling for complete solidarity by the attendees from PCI, Editors Guild, Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), DUJ, and IJU, the media bodies also alleged… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 09:41 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Media Organizations, Journalists, Sedition, Editorss Guild of India

Courtesy: The News Minute

Children exercising

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UP Police File FIR Against Three Journalists For Airing Fake News

UP’s Kanpur Police have filed an FIR against three journalists for allegedly airing a false report over a government function on R-Day. The scribes were booked for criminal intimidation after Basic Shiksha Adhikari Sunit Dutt filed a complaint at Akbarpur Police Station. Reportedly, the journalists had aired a report mentioning that the children were forced to exercise in cold without winterwears. However, the BSA said that the children… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 07:23 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: FIR, Journalists, False Allegation, Basic Shiksha Adhikari, School students

Courtesy: Rediff News

Editors Guild Of India

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Editors Guild Urge Release Of Manipuri Journos Booked Under Sedition

Terming the arrests of three Manipuri journalists as a violation of free speech, the Editors Guild of India has demanded their release. Demanding their immediate release and withdrawal Sedition and UAPA Act charges, the Guild called the police move as a threat to democracy. Reportedly, the police arrested ‘The Frontier Manipur’ website’s Editor-in-chief Sadokpam Diren, executive editor Paojel Chaoba and writer M. Joy Luwang for analyzing… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 08:04 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Editorss Guild of India, UAPA, Sedition, Journalists, Freedom of Speech

Courtesy: The Hindu