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"No More Deaths" is written in red paint on newspapers placed in front of photos of murderd Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, at the headquarters of Mexico's General Attorney's Office in Mexico City.(AP)

Targeted killings of journalists surged in 2020, 68% killed outside war zones: Report

Paris | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The group said 68% were killed outside of war zones this year. That confirms a trend noted by the group since 2016, when only four out of 10 deaths were in countries not at war.
Justice Yogesh Khanna set aside an earlier order of the trial court — which had said that charge sheets in cases where the suspects had been charged under the Official Secret Act — can be filed within 90 days. The court granted Sharma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount.(File Photo)
Justice Yogesh Khanna set aside an earlier order of the trial court — which had said that charge sheets in cases where the suspects had been charged under the Official Secret Act — can be filed within 90 days. The court granted Sharma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of like amount.(File Photo)

Journalist arrested in espionage case granted bail by high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:47 AM IST
The prosecution said that during investigations, it was revealed that suspect Rajeev Sharma has been indulged in procurement of secret/confidential/sensitive documents/material information and conveying them to his handlers (foreign intelligence officers) based in China.
Ravi Belagere died of a heart attack on Friday(Twitter/@RaviBelagere)
Ravi Belagere died of a heart attack on Friday(Twitter/@RaviBelagere)

Noted journalist and writer Ravi Belagere dies of heart attack

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Belagere was a known name in Karnataka from his popular Kannada tabloid “Hi Bangalore” and more than 70 of his literary works including fiction, translation, storytelling, column writing and biography.
The journalist, identified as Manish Soni, was booked for allegedly using explicit and derogatory language on Wednesday, said police. (HT Photo)
The journalist, identified as Manish Soni, was booked for allegedly using explicit and derogatory language on Wednesday, said police. (HT Photo)

On Congress leader’s complaint, Chhattisgarh police file FIR against scribe

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:06 PM IST
The journalist, identified as Manish Soni, denying the charges, claimed that the action against him was taken with a malafide intention and the video on the basis of which the FIR was registered was ‘edited’ by some other people.
Journalist Kamal Shukla has alleged that he was attacked by a Congress leader and workers in Kanker district. (HT Photo)
Journalist Kamal Shukla has alleged that he was attacked by a Congress leader and workers in Kanker district. (HT Photo)

Journalist associations press for strict action in Chhattisgarh scribe attack case

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Journalists of Chhattisgarh have also demanded that the accused be booked under more stringent sections of the IPC.
The proposed new rules apply to the F, J and I category visas used for students, exchange visitors and media representatives, respectively.(AFP File)
The proposed new rules apply to the F, J and I category visas used for students, exchange visitors and media representatives, respectively.(AFP File)

US proposes rule to cut stay for foreign students, journalists

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The proposed rule, published by the department of homeland security, will be open for comments for 30 days. But it was not clear when it will go into effect.
In this September 11, 2020 photo, Mona Khan, a freelance journalist, interviews during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. In recent weeks, social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile, prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on September 18, condemning the relentless attacks.(AP/ FILE)
In this September 11, 2020 photo, Mona Khan, a freelance journalist, interviews during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. In recent weeks, social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile, prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on September 18, condemning the relentless attacks.(AP/ FILE)

Pakistan cracks down on 49 scribes, journalists’ body vows protests

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:53 PM IST
A leading Pakistani journalist has revealed that the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered cases against 49 mediapersons and social media activists under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA)
(From left) Qing Shi; Rajeev Sharma; Sher Singh aka Raj Bohra.(Photos: Delhi police)
(From left) Qing Shi; Rajeev Sharma; Sher Singh aka Raj Bohra.(Photos: Delhi police)

Journalist spying case: Delhi Police makes 2 more arrests, including Chinese woman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Police have registered a case under the Official Secrets Act against Rajeev Sharma and the Chinese and Nepalese nationals have been arrested under the same charges
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama

Fairhope (US) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Noted journalist and iconic author of American history, Winston Groom passed away at the age of 77 in South Alabama town, Fairhope. He is best known for his novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie.
A file photo of police officers guarding a site following an attack in Karachi, Pakistan.(REUTERS/ FILE)
A file photo of police officers guarding a site following an attack in Karachi, Pakistan.(REUTERS/ FILE)

Crackdown on journalists sparks criticism of Pakistan government

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Pressure mounted on the Pakistani media on Friday after a journalist was reportedly arrested in Karachi for spreading and inciting hatred on social media
Ratan Singh was working with a Hindi news channel.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)
Ratan Singh was working with a Hindi news channel.(Representative Photo/Shutterstock)

Journalist shot dead in UP’s Ballia district

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
A police officer said that journalist Ratan Singh had a dispute with some people in the village over some issue.
Ratan Singh’s father Vinod Singh alleged that village head Jhabar Singh hatched a conspiracy and killed his son.(HT Archive)
Ratan Singh’s father Vinod Singh alleged that village head Jhabar Singh hatched a conspiracy and killed his son.(HT Archive)

Three arrested in connection with killing of journalist in UP’s Ballia

Azamgarh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:12 AM IST
A journalist was allegedly shot dead in Phephna village of Ballia district on Monday evening.
The case of Prokopyeva stems from a commentary she published in the wake of a November 2018 suicide attack, in which a 17-year-old Russian man blew himself up at the entrance of the office of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, in the northern city of Arkhangelsk.(AP)
The case of Prokopyeva stems from a commentary she published in the wake of a November 2018 suicide attack, in which a 17-year-old Russian man blew himself up at the entrance of the office of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, in the northern city of Arkhangelsk.(AP)

Russian journalist guilty of ‘justifying terrorism’ fined $6,950

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 09:40 PM IST
The court in the city of Pskov has found Svetlana Prokopyeva guilty of “justifying terrorism” and ordered her to pay a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $6,950). Prosecutors had asked for a six-year prison sentence for Prokopyeva.
BBC’s Sima Kotecha, who was preparing for the broadcast from the Leicester city centre, called it off after the abuse.(Sima Kotecha/twitter)
BBC’s Sima Kotecha, who was preparing for the broadcast from the Leicester city centre, called it off after the abuse.(Sima Kotecha/twitter)

UK man held for racist abuse of Indian-origin journalist

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:14 PM IST
BBC’s Sima Kotecha, who was preparing for the broadcast from the Leicester city centre, called it off after the abuse.
Two journalists were applauded as they returned home after getting cured on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Two journalists were applauded as they returned home after getting cured on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Journalists cured of Covid-19 receive warm welcome in Mumbai

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Around 31 journalists were discharged earlier in the day after they tested negative for coronavirus in their second test.
“There are reports coming from different states about journalists being infected by the virus… To ensure media persons in Delhi are safe, we are starting free testing for them from tomorrow,” Kejriwal said(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
“There are reports coming from different states about journalists being infected by the virus… To ensure media persons in Delhi are safe, we are starting free testing for them from tomorrow,” Kejriwal said(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Delhi will test journalists after +ve cases in Maha, Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Jalandhar/Gurugram/Bengaluru | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 02:33 AM IST
“Reporters are frontline workers in the battle against Covid-19. I salute the work being done by all journalists. Their work is very important for dissemination of authentic information,” the Delhi CM said.
The J&K Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against a Srinagar-based photojournalist in Kashmir for allegedly uploading ‘anti-national posts’ on her social media.
The J&K Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against a Srinagar-based photojournalist in Kashmir for allegedly uploading ‘anti-national posts’ on her social media.

J&K journalist booked under UAPA over post

Hindustan Times, Srinaga | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:05 AM IST
The cyber cell of J&K Police said that they have registered a case against the woman under Section 13 of the UA (P) Act and 505 of the IPC at Cyber police station.
According to sources close to his family members, Dixit was suffering from a kidney-related ailment(Facebook)
According to sources close to his family members, Dixit was suffering from a kidney-related ailment(Facebook)

Veteran journalist Anant Dixit passes away at 67

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 11:23 PM IST
His last rites will be performed on Wednesday.
Ashok Das, the founder and editor of Dalit Dastak, a monthly magazine, at his office in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ashok Das, the founder and editor of Dalit Dastak, a monthly magazine, at his office in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Celebrating Ambedkar, the journalist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:24 AM IST
January 31 will mark 100 years of Ambedkarite journalism—which continues to inspire young Dalit journalists, who are launching media outlets, carrying forward the leader’s legacy
Santosh Yadav has maintained that he was not even in Darbha the day of the ambush. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
Santosh Yadav has maintained that he was not even in Darbha the day of the ambush. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)

Bastar journalist booked on charges of rioting, criminal conspiracy, acquitted

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2020 07:59 PM IST
A Chhattisgarh Police Special Task Force Commander alleged that he had seen Yadav stand behind a Maoist fighter during an ambush in August that year. Yadav has maintained that he was not even in Darbha the day of the ambush.
Journalist Pawan Jaiswal had filmed students of a government school in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district eating rotis with salt as their mid-day meal in August.(PTI)
Journalist Pawan Jaiswal had filmed students of a government school in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district eating rotis with salt as their mid-day meal in August.(PTI)

Reporter booked in salt-roti video case in UP school gets clean chit

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Journalist Pawan Jaiswal who circulated the video was booked for voluntarily obstructing public servant in discharge of his function, false evidence, criminal conspiracy and cheating.
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)
More and more journalists are being assassinated for their work in democratic countries, which is a real challenge to democracy.(RSF/ Twitter)

49 journalists murdered in 2019: Reporters Without Borders

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Some 80 journalists a year have lost their lives on average over the last two decades, with more ending up behind bars said the organisation, which is known by its French initials RSF.
Niroshan Dickwella(Screengrab)
Niroshan Dickwella(Screengrab)

‘I’m not de Silva, I’m Dickwella’: Pakistani journalist left red-faced by blunder - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Dickwella and De Silva were the two batsmen who put together a solid stand and added 67 runs for the sixth wicket in the Rawalpindi Test.
Russian legislation passed in 2012 already gave authorities the power to brand media organisations and NGOs as foreign agents, a term that has Soviet-era overtones.(REUTERS FILE)
Russian legislation passed in 2012 already gave authorities the power to brand media organisations and NGOs as foreign agents, a term that has Soviet-era overtones.(REUTERS FILE)

Russian president Vladimir Putin signs law to label journalists as ‘foreign agents’

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 06:23 AM IST
Foreign agents, defined as involved in politics and receiving money from abroad, must register with the justice ministry, label publications with the tag and submit detailed paperwork or face fines.
The joint initiative is part of the 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrations this year. (Representational image)(HT file)
The joint initiative is part of the 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrations this year. (Representational image)(HT file)

UNICEF, IGNOU join hands to develop curriculum on child rights for budding journalists

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Academicians from over 15 premier government and private institutes participated in a workshop focused on child rights to create the new courseware and instil a perspective amongst budding and working journalists.
Two of the accused in police custody in Panchkula on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Two of the accused in police custody in Panchkula on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Journalist, cousin attacked outside office in Panchkula

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:35 AM IST
Assailants came from Patiala, armed with iron rod, bricks, wooden sticks, an iron punch and a pistol
Various political parties under the aegis of All Independent Parties alliance (AIPA) in PoK had called for a pro-freedom rally in Muzaffarabad today to observe “black day.”(ANI Photo)
Various political parties under the aegis of All Independent Parties alliance (AIPA) in PoK had called for a pro-freedom rally in Muzaffarabad today to observe “black day.”(ANI Photo)

Several journalists injured after police raids press club in PoK’s Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad [PoK] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Earlier in the day, two civilians were killed and over 80 others sustained injuries after police lathi-charged them during a peaceful pro-freedom rally organised to observe the “black day”.
Members of the committee that framed the draft said it also proposes the constitution of a media protection unit in every district. Image used for representational purpose.(Photo: AP)
Members of the committee that framed the draft said it also proposes the constitution of a media protection unit in every district. Image used for representational purpose.(Photo: AP)

Chhattisgarh drafts law to protect journalists

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 03:42 AM IST
Aiming to provide protection to journalists, Chhattisgarh draft Protection of Media persons Act makes their harassment a cognizable but bailable offence, with a jail term of up to one year for violators.
Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach and chief selector of Pakistan Cricket, gestures during a press conference.(AP)
Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach and chief selector of Pakistan Cricket, gestures during a press conference.(AP)

‘Asked right-handers to bat left-handed’: Misbah-ul-Haq snaps at journalists after Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep of their Twenty20 series over world number one Pakistan with a 13-run victory in Lahore.
The police took down my complaint and said that they had registered the first information report (FIR) online(Reuters Photo/Representative Image)
The police took down my complaint and said that they had registered the first information report (FIR) online(Reuters Photo/Representative Image)

Another journalist in Delhi targeted by snatchers, crime caught on camera

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The footage showed two motorcycle-borne helmeted men halting briefly before closing in on the woman, snatching her mobile phone and speeding away. The incident happened at around 6.30 pm and the CCTV footage showed other people on the road at the time of the incident.
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