US slams govt-imposed internet shutdowns, seeks accountability for crimes against journalists
Published on May 03, 2021 10:17 AM IST
In a brief statement days after the ordinance was issued, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was the government’s duty to respect the concern voiced by various quarters.
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
The NCC will not renew the broadcast license of Chung T’ien News. NCC chairman said at a briefing in Taipei that the station had repeatedly violated broadcast regulations,failed to fact check news items, and the pro-China owner is involved in editorial decisions
Published on Nov 18, 2020 08:52 PM IST
By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
Opinion is divided over Arnab Goswami’s arrest. Some feel that this is politically-motivated retaliation by the Thackeray government, while some say this is a criminal case which has nothing to do with press freedom or freedom of expression
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 06:41 AM IST
By Shashi Shekhar
Rumours are spread widely as news, with dangerous consequences. The government is committed to battling it
Updated on May 14, 2020 08:59 PM IST
By Prakash Javadekar
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, who organized a conference on threat to media freedom across the world this week, defended the right of the press to publish Darroch’s leaked emails that described the Trump administration as ‘inept, insecure and incompetent’, among other remarks.
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
The Washington Post columnist was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year. According to the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, 99 media workers were killed worldwide in 2018.
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 02:57 PM IST
London | By Associated Press
Opposition parties raised issues such as unemployment, farmer distress, drought, and press freedom at an all-party meeting the government had called ahead of the Parliament’s budget session from Monday.
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
A new indictment alleges that Assange actively conspired with Manning to steal the hundreds of thousands of classified files “with reason to believe that the information was to be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of a foreign nation,” the Justice Department said.
Updated on May 24, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Washington | By AFP
The Editors Guild of India has termed the barring of journalists from covering the Republic Day function in Srinagar as an “unprecedented state-sponsored attack on press freedom”.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 12:54 PM IST
Yangon | By Reuters
Editors Guild has also expressed concern and dismay over the incidence of alleged sexual harassment and assault on women journalists.
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 06:48 PM IST
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
The Reporters Without Borders cites the case of the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, and warns that hatecrime is another issue plaguing India.
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
While intentionally misleading and deceitful reports are a real problem, the solution is not to crack down on press freedom, says executive director of Amnesty International India.
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 06:23 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
Smriti Irani’s information and broadcasting ministry dropped a controversial press statement that said journalists found guilty of writing or broadcasting “fake news” would lose their government accreditation. Here is what countries are doing to tackle “fake news”.
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Agencies | By HT Correspondent