Sudip Datta Bhaumik worked with Syandan Patrika and local television channel Venguard.
Members of BJP’s youth wing set ablaze copies of ‘Poknapham’ newspaper for publishing ‘disparaging’ content against the prime minister.
Political and media responses to the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand highlighted how people are only moved to action by extreme examples, rather than a system that is perpetually broken.
The circular was issued soon after Smriti Irani’s induction into the ministry.
PR for dummies and despots.
Verma was arrested in the middle of the night merely at the behest of a state government. It is an alarming sign.
Radio Mirchi accused of broadcasting “defamatory content.”
Not only did the campaign address the fact that sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for women, it also shifted the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem.
Verma was part of a fact-finding team from the Editors Guild of India last year which investigated the intimidation of journalists in the state.
Hollywood’s sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls’ first sexual experience is forced.
Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
Rangeela was told he could re-record his mimicry of Rahul Gandhi but not that of the prime minister. Then he was asked to avoid Rahul too.
The hate tracker, which was intended to be a “crowd-sourced database of hate crimes in India since September 2015” was an editorial initiative driven by former editor Bobby Ghosh.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has already called in foreign investigators to help look into the car bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, who wrote about widespread breaches of the rule of law and corruption on the island.
Across the world, the film and TV industry – Weinstein’s domain – continues to foist outdated gender roles upon viewers.
“Indeed, the news is relentlessly gloomy – week after week brings news of journalists abducted, jailed, prosecuted and killed.”
Daphne Caruana Galizia highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines on her blog.
Press statement issued by The Wire
“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
An editorial by The Wire
The lack of private advertising, however, has made publications in Jammu and Kashmir heavily dependent on the government, the report says.
Behind the glamour and awards lies another story, about the importance of documentation, synthesising information, consistency and follow up.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The International Federation of Journalists has stressed on the need to respect the principle of free flow of information.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”
The diversity of voices and opinions on the likes of Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube is a refreshing antidote to the stultifying conformity of the big media.
BJP Reaction to The Wire Story on Jay Amit Shah Shows Loss of Moral High Ground, Says Yashwant Sinha
The BJP leader also described the defamation cases Jay Amit Shah is filing against The Wire as an attempt to “suppress the voice of the media.”
Written and edited by street-children, the monthly newspaper reports on the injustices faced by them as well as on hope and positive change.
“This award is a morale booster for people who want to write, and fight,” Gauri Lankesh’s sister Kavitha has said.
While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
Our news is shaped by geographical and cultural proximity, the need for novelty, the frame of our existing narratives and how we value different individuals around the globe.
Was it inappropriate drafting or the firestorm of angry responses from Mumbaikars that led the prime minister to do what he has rarely done, delete a tweet?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Up until the 20th century, news ballads would be sung by hawkers to attract illiterate crowds and spoke of crimes, politics and even natural disasters.
“To speak in front of power is the courage which has been rightly given by the Constitution and you are the protector of it.”
Exposé raises questions about whether the sustained abuse and threats the senior journalist is being subjected to has official sanction.
Journalists and writers like Arun Sadhu derive their strength not only from scholarship but leg work, and moving among common people and not just among top-ranking politicians.
The statement from the international group mentions three Indian journalists killed in September as well as several cases of threats and violence. New Delhi: Three Indian journalists were murdered in September, including one who was killed while covering a protest that turned violent. In addition, several journalists and media […]