“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.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
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 […]
SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a long-time supporter of the BJP, is a man whose industry and political connections have crisscrossed more than once.
The closure of The Cambodia Daily is the latest chapter in a long and increasingly worrying tale.
Our response should not be to desist from speaking one’s mind but the exact opposite – Gauri Lankesh would have done that and we owe it to her to continue the fine tradition.
The media school’s faculty members have protested saying that the rules would affect their academic freedom. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Conduct Rules for its faculty members, who termed it as a bid to “gag them” and an […]
It also characterised recent decisions taken by CBI, ED and income tax department as “attempts to intimidate and paralyse” the news organisation.
In the first episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh, The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu and media advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ashok Tandon discuss press freedom.
Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost.
In the light of the CBI’s raid on NDTV, the veteran editor says official attempts to muzzle the press can only be fought off if journalists stick together.
In a speech on Friday, the senior Supreme Court advocate pointed out that the press and an independent judiciary were the only safeguards to an open democracy, especially during times of single-party majoritarian government rule.
The government is seeking to muzzle media that is critical of the regime.
The vicious cycle of corporate investments in the Indian media plays a major part in stifling the press.
A North Dakota judge today refused to authorise riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.
South Sudan authorities shut prominent newspaper, The Nation Mirror, without clear reason. The paper had published US report of state funds being misused.
Minutes of a deans committee meeting from HCU recommends a security “vigil” against the possible entry of journalists.
He was murdered over his refusal to withdraw a court case against the sand mafia, the police said on Sunday.